City Break to Langebaan

Having known that I wanted to just tuck up in bed and pretend it isn’t my birthday, my husband surprised me with a weekend away to Langebaan… One of those coastal towns I’ve been secretly eyeing out to visit. We checked in at the Crystal Lagoon Lodge which...

Hartbeespoort Dam

Christmas weekend 2014 was spent with my awesome sisters in Johannesburg. Before parting for the airport on our last day, we headed off to Hartbeespoort Dam for lunch. We almost didn’t go because the weather was being moody that weekend, but we went and we...

Intaka Island

When my husband told me there’s an “island” we can visit at Century City, I thought he was joking. This little piece of paradise is so well hidden within the bustling area of Century City, you would have to get to Intaka Island to believe it actually...

Tree Canopy Walkway

The last time I visited Kirstenbosch Gardens was two weeks after I moved to Cape Town (check it out here: these pics were taken with my old Nokia N8!). And so when warm, sunny weather knocked on our door this weekend, we packed up and went back… but this time,...

Moses Mabhida Stadium: A Tour to Remember

Having grown up in Durban, I haven’t participated in many touristy activities (I confidently speak for people at their home cities across the world). I suppose we simply take it for granted as we already know the ins and outs of everything local. The good news...

Tea by the Sea

*This article has been updated in 2018 with clearer images. Original post was published in 2014. It was October last year when I had made up my mind: I simply had to do high tea at 12 Apostles Hotel before the new year. I laugh now as I think about it… I only...

Treats South Africa’s Yet To Offer

I’ve been off the radar for a while as I had the opportunity to visit Dubai and perform a mini pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. My journey and experience cannot be compressed into a single blog post but I’ve put together a short list of some noteworthy foods...

Unforgettable Knysna

It feels like a lifetime ago since I last blogged. I’ve been kept on my toes (and away from my computer) recently… But I’m back. And I have an array of photos to share. My most recent adventure a few hours out of the Mother City was a fantastic trip...

Kirstenbosch through the lens of an N8

One of the most prominent stops when touring Cape Town has to be the Kirstenbosch Gardens, boasting only indigenous flora in spectacularly laid out pathways. With breath taking scenery and picturesque views, I am proud to announce that my N8 has not failed me in...

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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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