For the love of sailing (a pirogue)

A gallery of a Pirogue boat launch at the remote Belo-sur-mer on the West Coast of Madagascar. “A wet sheet and a flowing sea, a wind that follows fast and fills the white… Continue reading

On the edge of Lesotho

It’s a ‘terrible’ thing this travel bug! There is no telling when it will bite, but it bite’s often and when it does, it’s a matter of hours that I must pack and… Continue reading

What is it about the Wild Coast?

Don’t go there people! The roads are awful, potholes everywhere. Not a shop in sight, little electricity if any, ticks and spiders the size of tennis balls, plenty of sharks – especially in… Continue reading

Discovering the remote Malagasy village: Belo sur Mer

I know the quote well, the one that says it’s about the journey and not the destination. In our case, the destination was as important! We’d been road tripping with our young kids… Continue reading

Go treasure hunting at Msikaba

In the blackness of the hull, over 300 slaves cling to each other in fear as the old Portuguese cargo ship seems to climb and fall off mountains of water. Above, the passengers… Continue reading

Kings Grant Country Retreat: Somewhere different

I grew up on the farm next door to Kings Grant, but my early memories of Kings Grant were very different to what it is now. Back then, it wasn’t a lodge, but… Continue reading

Allée des Baobabs; roots of the sky

When you’ve got limited time to travel such a vast country as Madagascar, you’ve got to choose your route carefully. It was simple for us. We only had 12 days and we had… Continue reading

37 years on, Mugabe steps down

These last few days have been insane. 5 days ago it was snowing and today it’s 37 degrees. It’s been a long hot day and we’ve been sitting on the verandah, enjoying a… Continue reading

Road trip Gallery: Taking the slow road from Naude’s Nek to Kokstad via Mount Fletcher

I love to take the back roads! And the Eastern Cape Highlands are a ‘back-road’ paradise;  full of little farm roads that twist and turn and take you through some of the most… Continue reading