Monthly Archives: April 2015

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. One is amazed at the vast open spaces and the biodiversity of wildlife.  …

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 one’s holiday destination each year, one is 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…

The Ant Collection

The Ant Collection

The Ant Collection in the Waterberg, just over three hours north of Johannesburg, is one of those rare little gems that ticks all the boxes. The owners, Ant and Tessa Baber have created a haven for wildlife and for guests and quite possibly have the highest staff to guest ratio in sub-Saharan Africa ~ it…

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…