Tag Archives: Guided Walks

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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’ come to mind. It is just one of those stories where the characters are so real and the setting so vivid, that you’ve walked beneath the ferns of the enchanted forest many […]

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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 tell I had to share… Travel writing is usually about saying beautiful things about beautiful places, inspiring the reader to get out and […]

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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 Overberg – celebrating this desitination’s recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London.  I finally got round to […]

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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 London. I hate to go on about the whaling up a volcano thing, but it was really hectic. Even though, as I said, […]

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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 annual review and planning 2016. Here, in no particular order, are my personal top 10 experiences shared on the blog this year. (Links […]

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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 recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London. I have already written more about our motivations […]

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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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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 others I know of – on a recent trip to Namibia. When my husband and I were in our twenties, we loved nature […]

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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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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 by towering trees and a canopy of stars, when the howling filled the sky. Wolves are just one of the many animals you […]

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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 craziness of the real world just melts away as you arrive at this little piece of paradise in the African bush. Sit down, […]

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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 Khaudum National Park in the remote north-eastern part of Namibia. The assurance was an authentic cultural interaction with the Ju/’hoan San people. Unfortunately, […]

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