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Picture-Perfect Paternoster

“It doesn’t matter whether you sleep with a million rand under your pillow or if you’re dirt poor; here in Paternoster, everyone goes to the same beach and everyone complains about eating …

Books to keep the wanderlust alive

Mason Cooley, American author and academic, said: “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” In our current situation, never has a truer word been said.  …

South African Art Towns

It’s easy to see why the landscape around Clarens has inspired so many artists. The streets leading off the Free State town’s grassy square seemingly head straight into the Maluti Mountains, which …

The River Wild

Trumpeting like a brass orchestra, a herd of some 30 or more rambunctious elephants trampled their way down to the banks of the great Chobe River for their mid-afternoon splash about. It …

Top 10 Winter Escapes into Africa

When the winter chill feels relentless, there are plenty of warm and balmy escapes in Africa where you can thaw out – and pretend it’s already summer.  Story by Keri Harvey Spanning …

Left field Montagu

On arrival into Montagu I was determined to seek out a few interesting things to do in this “middle of nowhere” town on the cape’s route 62. I needed to find things …

Simple Simon’s Town

120 seconds. In 2008, that’s how long it took Erin Lavoie from the USA to chop down 27 Christmas trees and become a new Guinness World Record holder. It’s also how long …

Madagascar – A last chance to see!

Dale Morris packs his camera and goes on a photo safari to the African island of Madagascar, hoping to see lemurs, chameleons and the exceptionally elusive fossa. The book, ‘Last chance to …

STORIES AND BLOG

6 Lessons from life on the road

This time last year life looked a little different. Bevan and I were settling into married life and enjoying what was possibly our shortest Christmas holiday ever after the debt of leave …

Elgin: The Valley of Adventure

By Franki Black The Elgin Valley is first and foremost a farming community. You’re bound to see local folk tempting motorists with bags of apples on the side of the N2 as …

LOCAL EVENTS AND STORIES

The Glass Sipper

The crystal clear gift choice this festive season A new generation of eco-conscious iced coffee and cocktail-lovers is shunning single-use plastic straws in favour of the Glass Sipper range of re-usable straws. Handcrafted locally, …

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