On the street in Madagascar…

I didn’t really know what to expect. And I was right not to expect, because there is no box for Madagascar! Sometimes it felt like we were in the middle of Asia, surrounded… 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

What you need to know about Car rental and road travel in Madagascar

Other than a fear of not being able to communicate in Madagascar with our terrible French and zero knowledge of Malagasy, there was only one other thing about planning our  Madagascar trip that… Continue reading

Our Madagascar family road trip in a 1987 Peugeot Station wagon

We’d waited a year and a half to do this trip and the excitement we felt as a family was almost palpable. The kids had watched the movie ‘Madagascar’ at least 20 times… Continue reading

To farm in Africa…

It was just over a year ago that we arrived back in South Africa to start a new venture. We’d chosen to move back because we had a wonderful opportunity to own something… Continue reading

Discovering Lesotho

I haven’t explored Lesotho much, but my recent epic (and quite unexpected) opportunity to explore the Sehlabathebe region on horseback has given me a unique glimpse of life in Lesotho. To start with, I… 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

Sunsets and murder; just another day…

There was snow in the Drakensberg last weekend; usually an event that prompts a migration of motorists to the mountains, hoping to get a hold of some snow, to make a snowman or… Continue reading