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Cape Town Eats (and eats…and eats)!

You’ve heard of Cape Town being referred to as the ‘Mother City’? Did you know that she’s a ‘Yummy Mummy’ too? We strode down many an interesting trail, some trodden and some less so, falling head over heels for mother Cape Town on this gourmet walking tour led by a gourmand herself; local guide Pam of […]

Hawksmoor House: Sophisticated Cape Winelands Accommodation

Hawksmoor House is a stately hermitage with historic flair just 25 minutes from the bustling portside city of Cape Town.   A distinct Cape Dutch influence runs through the fabric of this special property like a golden thatch thread, highlighting the history and charm of years gone by.  There really is a story to be […]

Glamping & Hiking in South Africa’s Little Karoo

I’m lying in my tent on a comfy camper stretcher, I hear the campfire crackling outside and the promise of strong, delicious ‘moerkoffie’ wafts over on the warm morning breeze. As I pull on my hiking boots I can hear Ricardo, the camp manager knocking about his al fresco bush kitchen with purpose.  ‘Come on folks’, […]

Water for elephants – Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta

  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDChPkELatw&feature=player_embedded   I watched a baby elephant being born! This is a very rare sighting and as guests in Abu Camp witnessed, Shireni gave birth to her third calf and the herd gained a bouncy baby girl called Warona, a Setswana name meaning  ‘For us’. Enjoy this fabulous video (courtesy of AfriScreen) of Warona […]

Painted pups of the Sabi Sands

Whilst on an afternoon game drive with Paddy Hagelthorn of Savanna Private Game Reserve, earlier this month,  I had the privilege of sighting an active wild dog den. The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is the leader of the pack for a few reasons.  They are the only large canid endemic to Africa. They are […]