Optimism seems to be in short supply these days.
However, 22 April is Earth Day and this year recognition seems particularly poignant as the globe is held captive by a pandemic. I want to use it to share some good news from across this remarkable planet.
A journey to the Bo-Kaap sheds light on the neglected history of Cape Town's signature spicy dishes.
Got a hankering for hiking? South Africa’s oldest and most iconic trail is easily one of the most enchanting too. Use this rookies guide to doing it right.
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.