Rendez-vous à La Réunion

10th July 2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “Réunion may look exactly like a sparkling Indian Ocean island, and it is, but this French département of nearly 800 000 souls is more likely to satisfy hikers and sport fishing enthusiasts than the sangria-and-sunblock set. Réunion is relentlessly mountainous and volcanic, and in this sense it is very far…

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Cape to Patagonia: sailing South-South and West

10th July 2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “For many South Africans, Argentina is a strangely familiar place: the most Europeanised part of a continent that pulls in the other direction, toward a uniquely South American identity. Cape Town is often described this way – and with contempt and envy in equal measure. But Patagonia, the icy Southern extremity…

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Heading South for Christmas? Cape Town set for best festive season yet

10th July 2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “The Mother City is pulling out all the stops this year to welcome visitors from South Africa and abroad. Aside from the breathtaking scenery and the lifestyle of the fairest Cape, the city has planned several major attractions to welcome holidaymakers.”

Champagne, wicker baskets and quiet – safaris by balloon

10th July 2014 / 0 comments

This article (read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com) dealt with the romance and calm of balloon travel in Africa. Travelling hundreds of metres above the landscape in a totally silent aircraft allows one to observe wildlife unobserved  – at least until it’s time for a burst of hot air and another ascent.  

Ten places to see while you still can

3rd April 2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “In a world where better air links have brought once far-flung destinations into easy reach, the choice of holidays can be overwhelming. The following destinations, however, should be seen within a few years or you might never see them in their current form at all. Moreover, tourism to many of…

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Walking the Wicklow Way through Ireland

10th January 2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com:  “The Emerald Isle has always been uncommonly kind to walkers and ramblers. Ireland’s spectacular landscape is less craggy than, say, Scotland, but no less dramatic, and the climate is much milder, even in winter. As another rainy weekend in London beckoned, it was the prospect of hearty pub lunches and big skies…

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Travel: Into Frontier Country – South Africa’s central Eastern Cape

10th January 2014 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “The Eastern Cape is a place you drive through slowly, whether because of goat herds grazing on the road shoulder, or a pineapple vendor running up to the car, or a hill suddenly peeling away from the horizon, revealing a steep plunge down to a pristine, beachy river mouth. Mostly,…

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Eternal Egypt: still just as beautiful but now half the price

24th October 2013 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “Egypt should be everyone’s first serious overseas trip, our group agreed over breakfast. From the chaos of the airports to the assertiveness of the touts, hawkers and assorted fortune-tellers, incense consultants and pose-with-a-Pharaoh impresarios, the country offers a masterclass in the art of contemporary travel. But beyond the reality of a…

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Small country, big heart: by Kombi into Swaziland

17th October 2013 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “The five of us were entirely surprised that a week isn’t enough to explore tiny Swaziland. The reed dance, the decadent king, the corruption of courtiers and royals: all this is true. But Swaziland, beyond the headlines and the waterfalls and the game, is memorable for its safety, its outstanding…

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Uncovering Ethiopia

13th September 2013 / 0 comments

Read in full at TheSouthAfrican.com: “Ethiopia is ancient, but it has quite a bit to teach the rest of Africa about fostering and refining the best in one’s own culture. For food, for architecture, and for a deep, rich and accessible history, touch down in Addis Abeba when next you fly South. Ethiopia – the proud,…

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