Adventures in South Africa’s Northern Cape

  Escape travel section, Australia – June 3, 2012 South Africa’s Northern Cape is a vast, sparsely populated region that rarely makes it on to travellers’ itineraries. This is a pity as it’s home to numerous natural wonders including the stunning red sand Kalahari desert, one of Africa’s largest national parks, and the mighty OrangeContinue reading “Adventures in South Africa’s Northern Cape”

24 hours in Cape Town

GQ Magazine, Australia – June 2012 Few places can match Cape Town for natural wonders — a coastline fringed with white sand beaches, lush foothills peppered with world-class vineyards and the stunning Table Mountain as a backdrop. But what makes this city — and country — so compelling is the legacy of apartheid, abolished 22Continue reading “24 hours in Cape Town”

Marataba Lodge, South Africa

The Sun-Herald, Australia – Aug 21, 2011 “GO, GO, GO!” screams the man sitting behind me in the jeep. I look over my shoulder to see a three-tonne bull elephant approaching the back of our open-top jeep, trunk held up defiantly, ears flapping and head bobbing up and down. I brace myself, expecting Philip, ourContinue reading “Marataba Lodge, South Africa”

Safari magic at Singita Lebombo, South Africa

Deidre in the driver’s seat turns around and whispers to me: “Did you hear that?” I can’t hear anything apart from my heart pounding between my ears. I’m in an open-top Land Rover in an area teeming with lions and my nerves are jangling from a heady mixture of fear and excitement. We move towardsContinue reading “Safari magic at Singita Lebombo, South Africa”