Though St Mary’s Seminary is near a busy Ixopo road, no-one would think that a little inconspicuous dirt road that juts off and that climbs a steep hill, would take you to a place so grand and captivating as this.
The last time we used our 5-man dome tent was at Lake Malawi, in blistering hot tropical heat, pitched on a concrete platform under a thatched shelter. This time, it was different. It was our first camping trip in South Africa and in KwaZulu-Natal. More precisely, in the […]
It was our second to last weekend in Malawi and the day before Easter. The TV droned on, babbling on about something unimportant, on and on and on! I could see how this weekend was panning out and there is quite possibly nothing that annoys me more than […]
Why bother with rockets and spacesuits, when you’ve got the D1991 road straight to the moon, just an hour from Swakopmund?!
What better way to kick 2015 in the bucket than to escape to a remote lake island and t0 leave it all behind…
You’re home alone with the kids. Do you stay home or do you pack a bag and go somewhere you’ve never been before?
We rolled into the park, armed with binoculars, camera’s and chips to keep the kids quiet! Within 100 metres of entering Etosha Park, there seemed to be a steady flow of elephants, zebra and springbok crossing the road. As with most of us folk who enjoy a bit […]
A breeze picks up. It sways the ‘out of reach’ canopy of green, rustling the leaves and taunting the animals below. Sporadic black clouds puff about, promising big rain but dropping nothing. The parched earth seemingly on fire – forces the animals to seek shade. They wait; motionless, […]
I can’t count how many times I have driven past the Grande Hotel, staring up at this magnificent, yet derelict building and wondering how to get in! I can hear some of my smart ars readers saying, ‘Well just use the door,’ but of course it’s not that […]