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  • Striking out alone

    Have you ever chickened out of travelling because you don't have anyone to go with? Yep, me too, in the old days. Now I'm a huge fan of setting off alone.
  • Actors turn tragedy into comedy to stay afloat

    The always-inventive POPArt theatre, and others around the world, are experimenting to survive the lockdown
  • A lazy weekend in the Free State

    When we all start travelling again after the Covi-19 lockdown, the isolation of the Free State is bound to be a big attraction
  • Sizzling, smouldering Italy

    Disaster of one kind or another is nothing new for the Italians, whether it's devastation caused by the Corona virus, brutal wars or, way back in time, exploding volcanoes.
  • Fences Must Fall!

    How Thornybush benefited by giving the animals more freedom
  • The fine art of fermenting - food, not booze!

    A weekend away at Oaklands Country Manor wasn't only relaxing, it was also unexpectedly healthy.
  • Slow travel through the scenic routes

    Holidays are often a mad whirl of ticking all the boxes and seeing all the sights.
  • Reinventing yourself in Mauritius

    Stuck in a rut? Need a personal reboot? Club Med's La Pointe aux Canonniers is the perfect place to reinvent yourself. And get a suntan while you're doing it.
  • Bewitched by Bolivia

    Getting to Bolivia, way down deep in South America, takes a bit of determination and a lot of travelling, but it’s a land unlike any other.
  • A walk on the wild side

    Up close with the animals at gorgeous Thanda Safari. Rather too close, in fact!
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    Samara Private Game Reserve

    The Big Five are roaming the Karoo again at Samara Private Game reserve, in an ambitious restoration project that has returned former rundown farmland to its natural state.
  • Fighting the fake news epidemic

    The only thing spreading faster than the Corona virus is fake news, from miracle cures to false information that might prevent someone from from taking the correct precautions.