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.
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.
For a country almost entirely covered in sand and rock, Namibia has an unexpectedly delicious side. So make 2020 the year you finally take that road trip and gorge yourself on affordable oysters, local game, German pastries and great local beer.
“This is the Devils Toilet”, said Boyd Mabole, grinning at my horrified expression.
“You want to know why? We’re going over some Grade III rapids and if you fall off the raft, you’ll be sucked down and flushed all the way to the bottom”.
Boyd doesn’t mitigate any of the world-class rapids we’re about to tackle. However, as a Zambian athlete kayaker who’s been coursing these crazy waters for 18 years, I can’t ask for a better human to take me down the Zambezi River.
Sample the gastronomic side of downtown Joburg on a foodie walking tour.
A little speck in the Indian Ocean, Réunion Island offers so much more than powdery white-sand beaches. Home to sweeping mountain vistas, awesome aquamarine scenes and an active volcano, La Réunion is a dream destination for South Africans.
Every year, there's a bloom of incredibly-coloured carpets on the West Coast of South Africa and travellers migrate to catch the impressive spring spectacle. Here's how to find those astonishing wildflower fields in an easy weekend road trip from Cape Town.
Packed into an old Toyota Condor, I travelled up into the Mountain Kingdom (albeit slowly) to try fly fishing for the first time.
Lesotho is the only country in the world that’s entirely higher than 1000 metres above sea level. It’s highest lowest point sits at 1400 metres. Even if this is factoid is not an entirely true, Lesotho definitely feels closer to the sky than earth.