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Simple pleasures on the Italian Riviera

Cinque Terre is a string of five-centuries-old fishing villages clinging to steep terraces on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Its quaint seaside towns are characterised by vertical vineyards and pastel-coloured houses with …

Vanning It

On Tuesday after the Easter weekend we prepared to head off on our family camping adventure with two young kids in tow. Upon arriving to get the keys for our campervan, we …

Complete holiday guide to Mozambique

DUE NORTH Coast: Quirimbas Archipelago This string of tiny islands in Mozambique’s far north is set in swirls of turquoise Indian Ocean. Ibo and Medjumbe are just two of the 30 idyllic …

Reunion Island, the adventure capital

When I told friends that my husband and I were jetting off to Réunion in May, their stock response was, “Oh, whose reunion?” Many South Africans haven’t fully come to know this idyllic destination, an …

Moving Mountains

Albert Buhr goes monastic in a misguided attempt to find his inner 007. Fathers who expect their offspring to follow in their footsteps fail to take the competition into account. For me …

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Destination Nosy Be, Madagascar

A long, long, long time ago – before Man started interfering with our planet – an ancient continent known as Gondwana slowly, very slowly, split up. Big and little bits drifted away. …

Running out of wishes in Malawi

I forgive her lack of fetish for geography (despite being educated in Kenya) because her description is so apt. And here I am again, my powdered heart and I – this time …

Mauritius – Beyond the beach

About an hour’s drive from Long Beach Gold and Spa Resort on the Mauritian east coast, lies La Vallée de Ferney (Ferney Valley) – a beautiful 200ha sanctuary for a variety of …

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