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A Bush Experience in the Heart of Zululand

  I’m all about experiences.   The passionate pursuit of that mysterious, intangible essence that flows from time spent doing something that speaks to my very soul. That feeling of connectedness savoured over a G&T as the sun sets on yet another marvellous day in Africa. A yearning for a heightened state of contentedness.   […]

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When In Mossel Bay

  My first encounter with Mossel Bay dates back to 2004. Driving back to Joburg from a festive family holiday in Cape Town, I decided I would head home via “another route”. This alternative route had Mossel Bay as the first stop as I ventured into the Garden Route of South Africa. My family hail […]

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Staycation during February at The Capital Melrose

  Just as orange is the new black (is it though?) so #Staycation’s are the new “get-away-for-a-bit” breakaway we all resolutely promise ourselves to do more of in the new year. Well, now that we find ourselves in the second month of the year, and it being the Month Of Love and all, perhaps it’s […]

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A morning with Philippe Morel on Reunion Island

  It’s my first day on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Having landed not more than an hour before at Roland Garros Airport in the north of the island, we are headed for Sainte-Anne, along the east coast. Here we turn inland and head for the cane fields to meet our host for the […]

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Lose Yourself in Cilaos on Reunion Island

  What does it take to lose yourself in a destination? To truly lose yourself?   To be so immersed in a place in time, that your senses elevate to a heightened state of awareness. A state in which the sky takes on an intense royal blue hue, where the sun warms your bare-arms with […]

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  We South Africans love the outdoors. Whether leisurely taking in the beauty of our country, hanging from a cliff-edge in the Drakensberg Mountains or jumping off Lions Head with only a piece of canvass strapped to our backs – it’s just in our blood.   That’s the way we experience life and, truth be […]

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Late Week at The Capital on The Park in Sandton Johannesburg

  As the beginnng of the new-normal dawns in South African domestic leisure travel, we can collectively take that much needed sigh of relief as we celebrate a milestone. Having spent well over 100 days in lockdown I believe South Africans are curious, if not eager, to explore their country once again. With new eyes. […]

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What South African can learn from RCD Mallorca

  The little island of Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, has much in common with South Africa. Despite a population of just under a million residents, the economy is largely dependent on tourism in this little piece of paradise. The sector employs more than 130 000 people. Recent tourist numbers, before the […]

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  With the Corona Virus currently wreaking havoc across the globe, we have been forced to re-evaluate how we literally do everything. No one-thing has been left untouched by the virus; from grocery shopping to the common greeting (that is, to say, when we are allowed out of the house). The world, as we know […]

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A Country Getaway to Mount Grace Country House and Spa in the Magaliesberg

  Just an hour outside the hectic pace of life known to many a Joburger, lies the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain range. Historically known as the Macalisberg Mountains, according to a book penned by George William Stow in 1905, this profusion of quartzite played host at one time to pre-historic man, including the famous Mrs Ples, […]

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