About me

I'm Lesley, a freelance travel and leisure journalist based in stunning South Africa. I write for a wide variety of publications including Sawubona, Business Day, Daily Maverick, Mail & Guardian, Brainstorm, some travel trade magazines and a US website. 

Here you'll find some of my travel articles, hotel and lodge reviews and my quirky, warped and opinionated ideas on life, love, cheesecake, the theatre and everything else crucial for survival. 

I’m happy to travel pretty much anywhere at any time, so if you want to invite me on a trip or to an event, or commission me for some work, I’d love to hear from you! I’m good at interviews, personality profiles, reviews and opinion pieces, with a strong background in business and IT journalism too. Have fun, and travel safely.

Cine Shorts

Gifted: For a sweet movie about a kid, it's very tolerable. In fact, okaaaay - I enjoyed it! Young Mckenna Grace is brilliant as the genius kid whose uncle is trying to raise her normally ****

Maudie: True 'love'story about a damaged but plucky woman who became an artist, and the gruff git of a husband she settled for. Beautifully filmed, but a bit of a plodder. **