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Assalamualaikum (Peace be upon you)

My name is Sara. I am a Muslim woman living in Johannesburg, South Africa and a passionate traveller, freelance travel writer and travel blogger. I have been to around 40 countries thus far, and am always eager to add more to the count. My primary website is http://inafricaandbeyond.com. Please do pay it a visit.

During my travels as a Muslim who only eats halaal food and specifically zabihah halaal meat, we often encounter difficulties finding halaal-suitable food in non-Muslim countries. The information on the Internet can be misleading or outdated as we often discover. Masjids are often not easy to find although this is changing rapidly. On the positive side, sometimes we find masjids and halaal food in the most unexpected places.

On this website, I will write about Muslim-specific travel information as well as the Muslim-friendliness of the countries I visit . For more information about my experiences in those places, please visit http://inafricaandbeyond.com.

I will also be featuring my “South Africa Halaal” Instagram account. To follow, click here:


If you have any questions regarding places I’ve visited or would like me to review your hotel, restaurant or product, please contact me via the contact page or email me at saraessop@gmail.com

Reviews will be featured on a combination of the following, to guarantee great exposure:
















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  1. Hello, I am the staff of Marketing Communication of Regal Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. We would like to corporate with you with the theme of halaal and Muslim. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in the corporation.

    1. Hello Karen. My apologies for not replying earlier. i just found your message in my spam folder now. I’d love to co-operate with you. What do you have in mind? You can email me on sara@inafricaandbeyond.com.

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