Tag: Private Nature Reserves

Iyengar Yoga Retreat at De Hoop Collection

I’ve PRACTISED (a fair amount of) Yoga in my life, but you’ll never think it. I’m afraid I’m no beginner, I’m simply out of shape … AND YET I BRAVED my first Yoga retreat this weekend – DIRECTLY…

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…

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…

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…

Hiking La Reunion’s Cirque de Mafate

When I stood on the edge of the immense caldera of the Cirque de Mafate, one of the French island of La Reunion’s three volcanic amphitheatres, it was hard to believe that I actually…

Machangulo Beach Lodge

I visited MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE,  an hour’s speedboat from Mozambique’s capital city Maputo.  With summer holidays around the corner in the southern hemisphere and my personal holiday planning in full swing, I thought…

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…

The Deep South: An Eco-Adventure

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.…

Flower safari in South Africa

We have seen wildflowers in other parts of the world, but nothing prepared us for the magic of springtime in South Africa. Flowers of all shapes and sizes spread out before my…

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…

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