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Conquering Mount Rinjani

The dirt road ends at a clump of trees. We jump off the back of the jeep, put on our backpacks, and follow our guide, Pardi, into the rice fields. Our group …

Divine Islands of Africa

Mauritius – Rodrigues As we descend through the light clouds, Rodrigues reveals itself – a floating green planet, with its surrounding coral reef tenderly hugging it like its own atmosphere; the colour …

Ghostly goings on in Kimberley

Story by Mike Simpson Photographs by Jeanette Simpson A dark night in Kimberley. Not the ‘dark and stormy night’ of the clichéd horror story; but dark and gloomy enough, given the tales …

Skiway to Heaven in the French Alps

It’s a ruthless ride to the bottom and, as a beginner skier, I’m nowhere near ready for it. My boyfriend, Adam, on the other hand, has progressed from beginner to pro-snowboarder at …

White-water Rafting down the Zambezi

Time almost appears to stand still as the washing machine effect of the powerful rapid plunges its latest victim below the water’s surface before finally spitting me back out to mercifully grab …

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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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