Franschhoek Motor Museum: A Vintage Car Paradise

What to do With Your Parents in Cape Town The one ‘big issue’ I have when my folks come over is… Where do I take them? What can we do that’s new seeing as they’ve done almost all the touristy things in Cape Town? I’d have to take...

When’s the Best Time to Book Flights?

…When there’s a sale, of course! Jokes aside. Whether you love local travel or have family and friends scattered across the country, I bet, at some point, you’ve pretty much spent quite a bit of time trying to find the cheapest flights. Having close...

Deliciously Durban: A Halal Food Affair

During my last few visits to Durban, I’ve been on a small yet significant culinary adventure. Even though I’ve grown up and lived in Durban for 22 years, the food scene wasn’t my thing. Since moving out of Durban and visiting like a tourist,...

High Tea at Oyster Box Hotel

One of the treats for my mum’s birthday was taking her to her very first high tea, and for those of you who love a fancy high tea will know the Oyster Box Hotel’s reputation. That’s why my sisters and I were quite pleased when we confirmed our...

5 Domestic Travel Essentials

The one thing about having family scattered across multiple cities, is that you’re bound to be hopping on a plane, bus or car and heading off to see them every now and again. While it’s exciting, making sure you’ve packed everything you need, and...

High Tea at 54 on Bath

Once we picked a table, towards the far end, I was able to look around and take it all in. It was my first time at Level Four of 54 on Bath. The interior was richly decorated; the atmosphere was calm and hushed. Outside, the manicured gardens looked inviting even with...

Road Trip To Mozambique

Research suggests that there may be more happiness involved in planning your holiday than actually experiencing it. I’m chuffed to be the exception in this case. While it was exciting to plan my first trip to Mozambique, getting there, soaking up the sun and...

Top Halal Restaurants In Cape Town

Since moving to Cape Town, many friends and family from Durban and Jo’burg have asked me for restaurant recommendations in the Mother City. What would typically ensue is a quick brainstorm session with my husband, listing all the recent places we’ve eaten...

Clarence Drive Along The Coast

Chapman’s Peak Drive is often the number 1 pick when looking for a scenic drive in Cape Town. But it was Clarence Drive that was apparently voted #1 coastal scenic route in the world. (Sorry Chapman’s Peak, but you do make it on a number of other lists)....

Hiking At The Drakensberg

Trekking along dry grass on one of Drakensberg’s many mountains brought me a sense of peace. The stillness and silence was nature’s way of telling me to tune out and simply concentrate on connecting with my inner self. The crunching of twigs, momentary...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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