Tag: Indigenous Forests

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’…

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…

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…

The magic of Lake Fundudzi

In the heart of traditional Venda territory, snuggled at the foot of the Luaname Mountains, just above the village of Mukumbani, lies African Ivory Route’s Fundudzi Cultural Camp. Natural forests, lakes, rivers and waterfalls…

Magical Kurisa Moya

If someone had to ask me to choose a single tourism destination that successfully works alongside a holistic ecosystem and the preservation of it, it would be Kurisa Moya on the outskirts…

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…

Chole Mjini

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…

Tasmania, or the comforting nature of islands

So, this January, for the first time in many years, it wasn’t southern Africa for winter break. Instead, we headed for one of the world’s iconic bucket list destinations: Australia. We were…

Durban Green Corridor

Durban, surfing, sand, sun, all synonymous with your quintessential South African family holiday destination. We like it here. I live here, know it well and like most Durbanites, love my city. We…

Giant Sequoias

Like no other place on Earth, the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park is alive with mystery and wonder. I thought I knew what to expect here, I came for massive trees,…

INDRI INDRI CALLING

I have never been a religious person, but standing in the middle of the Madagascan rain forest, an Indri Indri lemur hanging off a tree next to me, another two above me…

Kurisa Moya Magoebaskloof

“There are places that you visit where you take a tiny piece of it with you, possibly for memory, and then there are the places where you leave a bit of yourself…

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