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Madikwe Game Reserve Madikwe Game ReserveDate: 15/06/2020

Madikwe: big skies, wide open plains the meeting of Bushveld and Kalahari and all the mercurial diversity this entails...

5 fatal photo errors (and how to avoid them) 5 fatal photo errors (and how to avoid them)Date: 06/03/2020

Tips to improve your photography, Skew horizon lines, Unfocused eyes, Poor compositions, Boring perspectives...

Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South Africa Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South AfricaDate: 10/03/2019

S.A.'s vast landscapes are an explorer's paradise, but reaching beautiful spots often requires an off-road vehicle...

The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel BayDate: 28/06/2017

It’s every adventure motorbiker’s dream to ride a beautiful, challenging dirt road. Even better when it’s for the first time.

How to see the best of Botswana in ten days. How to see the best of Botswana in ten days.Date: 24/06/2017

Sitting around the fire in Savuti, braaibroodjies crisping in front of us and boerewors spitting beside them, we hear branches ...

In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western CapeDate: 24/06/2017

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. I’ll be honest...

The colours of Calvinia – Northern Cape The colours of Calvinia – Northern CapeDate: 24/06/2017

For the last hundred kilometres, I’ve only seen straight lines and crows. The R27 cuts through the brown corduroy of a late summer

Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South Africa. Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South Africa.Date: 08/06/2017

Last year, we shared our top spots to get into nature with our pick of 12 remote camps and cottages around South Africa.

Seven of the best places to see flowers in South Africa. Seven of the best places to see flowers in South Africa.Date: 05/06/2017

If you thought flower viewing was limited to the West Coast during spring, you’d be mistaken.

An ear-piece that lets you speak any language An ear-piece that lets you speak any languageDate: 12/04/2017

An ear-piece that lets you speak any language

The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel BayDate: 12/04/2017

It’s every adventure motorbiker’s dream to ride a beautiful, challenging dirt road.

A Cliff-Hanger on the Garden Route A Cliff-Hanger on the Garden RouteDate: 19/12/2016

At the 10-kilometre mark, the sound of crashing waves entices you to walk that little bit faster as curiosity and imagination...

11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town 11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape TownDate: 21/07/2016

We went looking for some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town, and we found some great eateries – whether...

How to react when a lion is licking your tent How to react when a lion is licking your tentDate: 20/07/2016

This jaw-dropping video was first posted on the Kgalagadi Sightings Facebook page, by someone who doesn’t know...

Rome to the Amalfi Coast by train Rome to the Amalfi Coast by trainDate: 28/06/2016

Italy was an afterthought. It may have been a brilliant afterthought, but still, it was never in the plans. But with two weeks...

Everything you need to know about European rail pass reservation fees Everything you need to know about European rail pass reservation feesDate: 16/05/2016

At first, the instructions on your European rail pass seem too good to be true. Validate the pass on the day of your first trip...

Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-huntersDate: 11/04/2016

I set off to find antiques and great deals in the Overberg, and discovered the only thing I didn’t bargain for is how many...

Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South Africa Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South AfricaDate: 21/03/2016

Here are the results: 12 wonderfully remote South African havens. 12 remote camps and cottages around South Africa..

10 of the best wildlife photographs of the year 10 of the best wildlife photographs of the yearDate: 13/03/2016

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, awarded by London’s Natural History Museum, is one of the most prestigious...

How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parks How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parksDate: 03/11/2015

It can be tricky to book public campsites in Botswana’s national parks and reserves. Some campsites are run by private...

The one thing you’re doing wrong with panoramas The one thing you’re doing wrong with panoramasDate: 03/11/2015

Taking a good panorama image is harder than it looks. In our October 2015 Masterclass we talk about stitching the perfect...

All the king’s men… and women: a surprising sojourn in Swaziland All the king’s men… and women: a surprising sojourn in SwazilandDate: 30/10/2015

Vuyi Qubeka goes to Swaziland expecting poverty and boiling resentment for its king. But what she finds is something...

The best South African film festivals you’ve never heard of The best South African film festivals you’ve never heard ofDate: 24/10/2015

Love a good movie, but tired of the same old Hollywood films? (Anyone sat through San Andreas recently? Oh. My. Word.)...

10 train journeys to dream about 10 train journeys to dream aboutDate: 24/10/2015

There’s nothing quite like travelling by train, listening to the rhythmic rumble as the wheels clack over the tracks and the...

The colours of Thailand The colours of ThailandDate: 18/10/2015

From fragrant food to pungent streets, from sweet fruit shakes to brightly coloured temples and iridescent seas, there’s...

Seven of the best places to see flowers in South Africa Seven of the best places to see flowers in South AfricaDate: 10/10/2015

If you thought flower viewing was limited to the West Coast during spring, you’d be mistaken. Here’s a list of where to see...

Skiing France in photos Skiing France in photosDate: 07/09/2015

In late March 2015 I went to France in search of the best, and most affordable, European skiing destination for South Africans...

The best Yorkshire pudding recipe The best Yorkshire pudding recipeDate: 23/08/2015

The best Yorkshire puddings you’ve ever tasted from Head Chef at The Conservatory, Delia Harbottle...

8 of the best pie stops on the N2 8 of the best pie stops on the N2Date: 16/08/2015

Here are eight places that are worth stopping at for a pie along the N2 highway. All being fresh, homemade and tasty...

Off the N2: the best route for a wild roadtrip Off the N2: the best route for a wild roadtripDate: 08/08/2015

For wildlife and open spaces, Chris Davies, Tyson Jopson and Scott Ramsay detour off the N2 to visit five SANParks that join...

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