Mardaleen, a strikingly cultured student stuck in the small town of Potchefstroom, yearns for the lights and culture of London. After a dreadful break up she packs her bags and sets off to her dream city with her best friend, Lara. They stay in House Konettie, along with five other South Africans working in London. An unexpected romance blossoms between Mardaleen and Namibian-born housemate, Hugo.
It seems too good to be true, and the moment things start getting too serious—which wasn’t quite what she’d planned—her insecurities and fears get the better of her and she bails and heads home.
Their romance is rekindled when they meet two years later, followed by an invitation from Hugo for her to visit him in Namibia. Her weekend in Swakopmund turns into a rollercoaster nightmare. Hugo wants her. She wants culture, the city and its lights—a farm is no place for a girl like her.