Mashatu

Mashatu

I was fortunate to have an amazing visit in December to Mashatu Game Reserve, located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana. This is a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a Wold Heritage Site in South Africa.      Mashatu Tented Camp offers a real intimate bush experience with eight private tents…

Three Trees at Spionkop

Three Trees at Spionkop

When I was younger we used to hurl insults to the Afrikaans kids and they to us. Insults of rooinek and soutpiel were vollied with cries of crunchie and dutchman. After that we used to settle down to the serious business of riding our bikes, trekking through the veld and playing in the drains –…

Mauritius

Mauritius

In selecting a holiday destination, we are confronted with the dilemma of returning to an old favourite or venturing somewhere new. I recently returned to one of my “old favourites”, the tropical island of Mauritius. The difference was that I was travelling with a group of friends who had travelled from around the world to…

Malawi

Malawi

I was last in Malawi many years ago. I fell in love with it then… and recently I fell in love with it all over again. It is known as the warm heart of Africa and what impressed me most when visiting this time around is that despite the trials the country is facing at…

Seychelles

Seychelles

I’ve been on a number of safaris in Southern Africa and although I love the bush, I’m really a beach girl at heart. I love the sound of the ocean and the calming effect it has on me. I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beach destinations in…