Tag: Guided Walks

Turbine Hotel and Spa Knysna

It is, in my opinion, kind of impossible  – especially if you’re a first language Afrikaans speaking South African like myself – to visit Knysna and not have Dalene Matthee’s novel, ‘Circles in the Forest’…

The Blue Hippo Farm

My friend Milton Schorr – who regularly contributes to My blog WITH HIS EPIC STORIES – drove his motorcycle named Richard in the direction of Greyton, South Africa, and had such a moving tale to…

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…

Slackpacking with a Beachcomber across the Universe

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter,  you’ll know that Katarina and I – #RTroadtrip on social media – travelled through Gansbaai recently. We were celebrating this destination’s GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in…

The Top 10 African Travel Experiences of 2015

It has been a busy year. I collected quite a few new stamps in my passport and discovered some amazing new destinations. As this year comes to a close, I’m doing my…

Gansbaai Outside A Shark Cage

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you might have gathered from my gazzillion enthusiastic posts that Katarina and I – under #RTroadtrip on social media – travelled through Gansbaai last week. We were celebrating this desitination’s…

De Hoop’s Melkkamer Manor House

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…

Little Kulala in Namibia

When last did you get tears in your eyes and a lump in your throat as you left a lodge after two nights? That happened to me – and at least three…

Watching Whales

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…

Wild Sweden

Wildlife Safari in Sweden Wolves howling in the dead of night was one of the most spine-tingling sounds we’ve ever heard. We were sitting around an open fire in a dark forest, surrounded…

Umlani Bush Camp

Umlani Bush Camp is one of my favourite places in this beautiful country! It means “place of rest”, and that is exactly how I feel when I am there. The stress and…

Ju/’hoan San people

Turning off the main road between Grootfontein and Rundu, at a road sign that indicates Tsumkwe 220 km, I was feeling rather sceptical.  We were heading for an area just west of…

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