Driving through Namibia is a surprising and surreal experience with its vast surroundings swallowing you up the further along you go. Leaving the towns and cities behind, you can travel for hours without seeing any form of life (as you know it) – a place where the silence becomes so loud you can’t hear your […]

Why visit new places? The answer seems obvious doesn’t it? Yet so many of us choose to remain within our designated walls, returning to the same places because it feels safe, familiar. But what would really happen if we took a chance? Changed direction? Discovered something new? When the Owl and the Pussycat went to […]

  We had departed on a boat trip to view dolphins and whales off the coast of Kwa Zulu Natal’s coastal town, Ballito; but what we got was far more than we could ever have hoped or wished for. Image by Linda Greyling The sun was out and the water was still – perfect conditions for […]

They are one of the most poached animal species in the world; the holy grail of the African bush. Their prehistoric appearance makes you feel like you have stepped into a scene from Jurassic Park, sans the ominous music. However, instinct cautions you not to take this magnificent creature lightly. And how can you? Its mass […]

 With skin as red as the earth and traditions that go back as early as the 16th century, meeting the semi-nomadic tribe of Namibia is an extraordinary experience that will stretch the mind of any traveller. The translation of the Otjihimba word ‘Himba’ is debatable; some saying it means ‘beggar’ referring back to the end […]

  As it’s been said throughout various stages in history, we are living in uncertain times. This is particularly present on a national and global scale but uncertainty can also find its way into our personal lives. Fortunately, as Mother Nature so graciously teaches us, all is not lost. “When the roots are deep, there […]

  If you ever find yourself walking down Vilakazi Street in Soweto, be sure to make a stop at Gugu Mvelase’s stand… Vilakazi Street in Soweto is the only street in the world to have produced two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Today, local and international travelers visit the area for […]

Bobotie is a South African dish comprised of spiced minced meat, dried fruit and an egg-baked topping. In 1609 the first bobotie recipe made its appearance in a Dutch cookbook and found its way to South African shores when the Dutch arrived in the Cape in the 17th centuary. The Cape Malays, an Afrikaans speaking […]