Like the wind, we heard it in the distance. The herd of horses nearby were suddenly alert, ears pricked. It got louder and louder, but it was not wind.
For my 4oth, we escaped for a quick weekend to this little piece of paradise, Msikaba. By far, it’s one of my favourite beach destinations on the wild coast. It’s rustic and remote with no cell phone signal or electricity and not an ounce of luxury or commercialism! […]
For a day, we were 39 going on 18! It was the Amazing Race in Cape Town!
I’ve had 3 experiences of Nottingham Road Hotel. The first experience was when I was a student and the famous pub was our final destination. The second time was when we were down from Mozambique (our home at the time) and were looking for reasonably priced Midlands Meander […]
Simplicity. This is what I’m chasing these days when it comes to going somewhere. I want space, nature and a kettle for my coffee! A place to light a fire, a comfy bed and ‘a good deal!’ Some of our Zimbabwean friends were coming down to South Africa […]
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 go! The bug bit this weekend. I had a sudden urge to go somewhere cheap, […]
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 for a solid 8 days and their sense of humour was rapidly waning. At this […]
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 hide helplessly in their leaky compartment, mothers urging their terrified children not to worry, while […]
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 still a working farm and maize mill belonging to the Catholic Church. The farm manager’s […]