My Blog

  • I can see!

    A cataract operation and a prescription lens insert brings the world back into focus
  • Reset, rethink - and don’t forget to breathe

    The magnificent Cascade Country Manor near Paarl is offering wellness weekends to help reset your body and brain after the Covid lockdown crisis.
  • Riding for a reason

    Riding therapy gives new hope for disabled kids
  • Abelana Game Reserve

    A new luxury lodge has opened near Phalaborwa, offering Big Five tourism in a project that’s championing both conservation and community upliftment
  • Loyiso Gola live at the Bioscope

    The theatre is back! Well, the bold Bioscope cinema that's doubling up as a theatre too. Comedian Loyiso Gola supplied the laughter.
  • Encounters in Ethiopia

    Men, monkeys and priests provide some memorable moments in this land of ancient wonders
  • Malaysia

    A land of disappearing jungles and crowded markets
  • Life returns to the African bush

    Safari Plains in Limpopo's Mabula Private Game Reserve was one of the first lodges to reopen after the hard lockdown, and it's offering some brilliant special rates for locals.
  • Bolshy Barcelona

    An edgy undercurrent makes Barcelona exciting
  • Unfair Game

    A book by the British Lord Michael Ashcroft explores the appalling world of canned lion breeding
  • Sri Lanka - An island reawakens

    The tear-shaped island of Sri Lanka is a great place to visit for the exoticism of the Far East with a calm and peaceful setting.
  • Tears in Chile

    An unexpected encounter in Santiago