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Sandy on Classic FM

In this podcast I cover some ideas for weekend winter breaks catering in particular (but not exclusively) for those interested in doing a bit of fishing. I speak about some of our favourite properties in the Dullstroom and Lydenberg areas as well as some located in Natal. For those longer weekends I give you some…

Indaba; Sandi's Experience

Indaba; Sandi's Experience

This was my second Indaba only, even though I’ve been in this industry for over 21 years. Pulse Africa has the fabulous philosophy of growing their staff and keeping them in the sun and happy. Last year I hit the ground running after missing my evening flight (that bit about travel agents making the worst…

Direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Entebbe

Ethiad Airways launches a new service between Abu Dhabi and Entebbe, Uganda, providing business and leisure travellers with four direct flights a week. The new direct flights are scheduled to operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; departing Abu Dhabi at 7.50 am and arriving in Entebbe at 12.50pm with the return flights departing Entebbe…

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…