Tag: Green Architecture

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

I’m not quite sure what I would single out as my main reason for considering Rocherpan Nature Reserve, about 15 km north of Veldrift on South Africa’s West Coast, as one of…

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve originates in, and penetrates to, the depths of my being. Under the custodianship of CapeNature, it reminds me that I travel not to escape life, but to not allow life to escape me. Roughly 30…

Grootbos magic and Overberg spells

I’ve mentioned countless times that I’m smitten with South Africa’s Overberg – a region east of Cape Town on the far side of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. Katarina Mancama and I travelled through Gansbaai last year – a prominent area in the…

Hotel Verde at the Cape Town International Airport

I often need to catch a flight at some ridiculous hour.  As much as I love travelling, I’m really not a fan of waking up at these hours to be in time for check…

Punch drunk love in Stellenbosch

There are stories about lime green vineyards that rake the sheltered valley of Stellenbosch in October. There are stories about the Cape Fold mountain range; where to the south Stellenbosch Mountain, to…

9/11 Memorial Museum

Daréll Lourens visits The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York City. It is a space alive with remembrance and renewal, respectively commemorating the six civilians killed in the World…

Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve

I recently had the privilege of chatting to Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve, one of the most remote, ecologically responsible and cultural sensible Amazon Jungle Ecolodges in the world. Within minutes of hearing…

Bulungula Lodge

Making your way from the N2 through rural Transkei to the coast is a bit of a mission, as the state of the roads is still rather poor. After dodging potholes and…

Baleni

As I walk through the dry Mopani tribal grazing lands of the Mahumani Traditional Authority, towards the last salt water harvesting site of it’s kind in the country, I know I will…

Nordic Capitals by Rail

Better Places – A Rail Journey to the Nordic Capitals It must have been one balmy afternoon on the terrace at the Victoria Falls hotel that I discovered and immediately fell for…

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

“Welcome! Just give your car keys to Jabu, he will park the car and take care of your luggage”. These were the first words we heard as we pulled up outside Sabi…

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