Tag Archives: Beautiful Beaches

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You know how sometimes you can care with a devotion bordering on obsession? Well, I’ve had a crush on De Hoop Nature Reserve since the first time I saw a photograph of Koppie Alleen’s beach. The only thing that might not make this a real crush, is that it has been everything but brief. I fell head over heels in love – online – and dreamt […]

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On the north western coast of Mahé, in the bay of Beau Vallon, you’ll find The Boathouse Restaurant – home to Seychellois cuisine so authentic, it is considered the best Creole food in all of the 115 islands.  “We used to live here; me, my brother, sister and my parents. It was our home.” Françoise smiles as she […]

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There is a piece of Cape Town as far from north as it gets. It’s a wild place, full of mountains, kissed with sea salt and spray. It’s called the Deep South. Recently Milton Schorr visited looking for an eco-holiday, and left a changed man.    The Mountain House perches against a slope of fynbos, looking out […]

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Down on the beach I listened with half an ear as Clive from Mokkoran Dive Charters gave his safety briefing. Behind him, his large blue duck lay beached on the sand, waiting patiently to take us through the rough waves and into the ocean beyond. Happy we all understood the plan, Clive instructed us to […]

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Why do I travel? To try and understand the world, to speak to strangers, listen and learn, find stories to tell, to find myself, to feel alive, to breath and be whole, to appreciate. To escape the busy, relax and replenish, stop – and contemplate the beauty of the world. Which is exactly why De […]

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Mar-2015

Drinking a cool beer in the Red Herring Bar I ponder my stay at Chole Mjini, while traditional dhows with their lopsided sails gracefully pass by. Some stop and drop off a handful of tourists from the neighbouring and bigger Mafia Island to do a guided tour of Chole village others carry drinking water and […]

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It was my second day at Rocktail Beach camp, a luxury low impact beach lodge in South Africa’s Maputaland, Kwazulu Natal. Engrossed in a crime thriller, I hardly heard a faint plop next to my head. When I looked up to identify the culprit, I saw a little flesh coloured leg, followed by a tail […]

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Above: To the left Sainte-Marie and to the right Île aux Nattes – separated by the channel between. ‘The best beach’ is situated right on the point of Île aux Nattes, surrounded by the lighter turquoise water and white sands. “In every out-thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is […]

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I have spent the past week trying to conjure up a single suitable word that can describe Nuarro Lodge. Nuarro is such an unusual place that it needs its own word, from a tourism perspective, it’s probably unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Unique, Nuarro certainly is. Before I wax lyrical about Nuarro Lodge, […]

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From the smallest amoeba to the greatest of galaxies, we define ourselves by our borders, our boundaries: I am me, therefore I am not you. We feel safe within our own territories. It is only when we leave our territories that we realise that beyond our perimeters lie all the disclosed secrets and wise wildernesses […]

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