Imagine a place where hippos and humans live side by side. A place where Humpback whales breach just beyond the breakers in the Indian Ocean and the endangered Black rhinoceros finds safe harbour.
The name ‘iSimangaliso’ means miracle and wonder, and you certainly find it in spades when exploring this precious park.
Botswana without a 4x4? It’s possible in a sedan. Swim in the Okavango Delta, meet meerkats, sleep under the stars on the Makgadikgadi Pans and greet some of Botswana’s 150000 elephants on this week-long adventure
Palermo ranks as one of the world’s top streetfood destinations, which means it’s time to give mainland Italy the boot and fly to Sicily instead.
Here's how I ate my way to the heart of cannoli country.
Prefer scenic and sedate escapes or adventurous, adrenaline-filled capers? South Africa’s most scenic route caters for both leisurely and ballsy road trippers. Buckle up for a epic road trip.
Kenya is famous for its national parks and wildlife, but the coast north of Mombasa offers an idyllic alternative to safari: a vibrant forest that’s sustained by local commercial projects.
South Africa has a brand new country on its doorstep. Well, sort of. To celebrate 50 years of independence in 2018 (and the King’s 50th birthday) Swaziland was renamed the Kingdom of eSwatini. Last year, I visited for a 1000-kilometre weekend break.
With a map of Botswana open in front of us my family and I pore over a long strip of black tar tagged the A3 that stretches across the country from Francistown in the east to the blue puddle of the Okavango Delta in the west. Growing up, my sister Shelby and I were always in charge of navigation, keeping us keenly aware of our route so we knew which dorpies we passed through, which were worth stopping at for homemade rusks and which to skip in favour of an old pass instead.
There's only one national park in the country that exists purely to protect grass.
Defending grass might seem an odd intention, but these tiny treasures are vital to South Africa’s survival.