The best way to discover Msinga and its surrounds,is to get lost…

Where have I not been in South Africa? That was the question I asked myself when deciding on a route for our next road trip.

A man must eat!

Photographs taken in central Mozambique by Lianne Ashton

Coddiwompling in Highmoor

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… Continue reading

The story of a gentle soldier

Read about Manual’s incredible story; on fleeing slavery, on sailing to Asia and surviving a guerrilla war…

Take Sugar?

It’s hard to think that something so sweet and delectable as sugar is only made possible by the sweaty, grimy calloused hands of the cane cutter! Before most of us are awake, these… Continue reading

Making home, home.

Moving back home will be as ‘easy as pie,’ so you thought! Afterall you spent more than half your life here. Your neighbours are still the same, there’s still a Spar and the weather hasn’t changed either! But often you feel like a stranger…

To the Heavens via Tiffindell

Of course most folk would think of stopping for at least a night when passing through South Africa’s only Ski Resort, hire a set of ski’s or a snowboard and attempt some skiing… Continue reading

Taking the wrong Rhodes Home

The road around Umtata to the Wild Coast was a hell-raiser!  Not because of the actual road but because of the drivers. They all seemed to be driving like there was no tomorrow,… Continue reading

The ‘simple’ allure of the Wild Coast

Moving back to South Africa has meant a number of things, but just recently it’s meant ‘going on holiday’ during the school holidays! There is one criteria for me and my family –… Continue reading