Category Archive: Destinations

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

Into the storm on a War trail

The valley was still; golden light illuminated the small Rhodes village, birds hushed their spring morning chatter and the old creaky village houses stopped to listen. In the distance, great big black clouds… Continue reading

Where to walk with lemurs (on your head)

When you think of Madagascar, what’s the first thing you think of? I’m sure that for many folk, the answer is ‘lemurs!’ When we were planning our trip to Madagascar, seeing a lemur… Continue reading

Conquer your fear of heights at Oribi Gorge

This weekend was another impromptu trip with no particular plan other than to camp. Call it the Friday itch,’ or the relentless urge to ‘pack up and go’ and to make the most… Continue reading

An Impromptu 3 day Pony trek into Lesotho

To give myself credit, I had absolutely no idea what was about to take place. When I arrived I thought I was going deep into  the Lesotho mountains in the luxury of a… Continue reading

Kenmo Lake; the perfect picnic spot

This weekend I discovered that I am what they call in the States, a leaf peeper: someone who actively seeks out Autumn-bearing trees, most notably the Oak tree, the Poplar tree and the… Continue reading

Last minute Easter plans: Cobham Nature Reserve

The deciding factor would not be the ‘lack’ of an electric kettle but to be in a beautiful place, close up to nature and away from bustling over crowded Easter destinations with electrical points!

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