This year we were sure to do exactly what we needed. Though we usually prefer to go somewhere new, we chose to return to one of our favourite places in Mozambique, a place that gently pulls you in, takes you under its wing and slows you right down!
A gallery of Ixopo landscapes, from Autumn to the first frost…Winter is coming!
A gallery of a Pirogue boat launch at the remote Belo-sur-mer on the West Coast of Madagascar. “A wet sheet and a flowing sea, a wind that follows fast and fills the white rustling sail and bends the gallant mast” – Allan Cunningham “When a great adventure is […]
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 by rice paddies and people with Polynesian features. Sometimes it felt a bit like what […]
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 and the words and tune ‘I like to move it, move it,’ would creep into […]
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 felt a bit like that chap on the comical travel documentary, ‘Idiot abroad,’ when I […]
Photographs taken in central Mozambique by Lianne Ashton
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 on the slopes that boast Home-made snow throughout the Winter Season. Unfortunately, it was the […]
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, willing to risk their lives (and the lives of oncoming motorists) by overtaking on blind […]