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MANLEY COMMUNICATIONS invited me to meet BASTIEN GONZALEZ and have the Frenchman himself treat my feet in his famous PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio – home to arguably the best pedicure in the world.  Driving to the heart of the Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, direction One & Only Spa, I knew I was in for a treat, […]

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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 100/366 Greetings from the land of Pina Coladas! Here the sun rises over the ocean and we know exactly how to start the day ⛵️⚓️⛵️ A photo posted by The Good Holiday (@thegoodholiday) on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:11pm PDT I’ve spent the past three weeks drinking Pina Coladas and bathing in the sunshine […]

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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 AFTER AFRIKABURN – AS IT WAS HELD near my beloved ‘Koppie Alleen’ in ‘DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE’ with De Hoop Collection … Would you look at […]

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I will ​not ​be able to attest to it being ‘the most most luxurious train in the world’, as I’m not really a luxury-traveler in every sense of the word, but what I can most certainly attest to, is that Rovos Rail will be one of the rides of your life. I wanted more than anything to […]

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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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Earth and Sky The mere mention of Death Valley National Park stirs images of an inhospitable, wretched landscape of nothingness. Truth be told, there is an alluring and astounding variety of natural and cultural features at Death Valley. The curious visitor is confronted with vast sand dunes, a high mountain forest with incredible stone ruins […]

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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 my favourite weekend spots in the Cape. A beach that stretches out for miles certainly plays a huge role (and we all know how […]

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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 kilometres south west of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo of South Africa, isolated between the Gouritz River and the Rooiberg, the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, the […]

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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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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 – 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.  A visit to Gansbaai is […]

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My friends Malcolm and Kristina (from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and Nkwichi Lodge) went to Ethiopia and I didn’t talk to them for over a month. And not because I couldn’t.  I wouldn’t. I’ve wanted to return to this magical country for years … The Effort of Going to Church A small door opened 10 metres above […]

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