Kolmanskop is a famous deserted diamond-mining town, which has slowly been taken over by time and sand, blown in from the Namib Desert. The town now stands empty and is best explored at dawn when the light sparkles off the sand.
The wide open spaces of the sparse Karoo never fail to stir my soul and there's an authentic farm feel of this patch of paradise close to Niewoudtville.
Set high above the Sabie River valley with abundant emerald views lies an extraordinary Balinese-cum-Moroccan-styled romantic getaway inspired by Timimoun of the Sahara.
The Timamoon Lodge complex is a bushveld paradise with a difference that's pretty much faultless – and it should be for its hefty price tag.
Tucked into the central region of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, just an hour's drive from Escourt, you'll reach a road that heads steadily upwards into the dramatic mountains. Giant’s Castle is so-called because the silhouette of a sleeping giant emerges from the distant peaks come sunset.
I'll be honest - I can't see the bloody thing, but the sunsets, fishing and hiking among these beautiful mountains really are extraordinary.
Winter is a great time to get into the bushveld for some sunshine, evenings around the fire and it's also the best time for game-spotting.
These are the most beautiful bushveld escapes I've found near Joburg and a weekend away at any of them won't leave you bankrupt.
Looking for big cats in the beautiful Lowveld.
Every year for my birthday, I've tried to go on a camping trip with friends, for my 25th I finally succeeded.
I've always wanted to visit Maputo and in December I got a small window, just two afternoons on the way to and back from Tofo near Inhamabane. We spent it exploring some of the beach and the brand-spanking new fish market.