Saturday, March 23, 2019



Give Botswana a chance

Janine Avery of the Conservation African Trust says  ‘consumers and sections of the media’ are calling for a travel boycott to Botswana due to the country's proposal to lift the hunting ban, but Kevin Leo Smith a director of the Safari Investment Advisory, says the situation is both complicated and opaque
Kevin Leo Smith

Kevin Leo Smith

Caroline Hurry chats to Kevin Leo Smith about how to run a successful safari operation in Africa

River Safaris in Chobe

Carrie Hampton – aka Safari Tart – recalls her trip to Chobe and Zambezi safari lodges

Hey, Makalali!

CAROLINE HURRY enjoys the marvels of Makalali’s River Lodge set within 26 000 hectares of pristine wilderness  in the north-eastern lowveld

Delta Force

SHARON GILBERT-RIVETT recalls her trip to Botswana to report on sustainable tourism


And the beet goes on …

You'll find Russian fusion food with a twist at Taste To Eat in St Petersburg, writes CAROLINE HURRY

Spa Fun in Badplaas

HELEN GRANGE reports on the massage, the phone, and the laundry basket at the newly-opened resort in Badplaas

Swaziland Gifts

TAMARA OBERHOLSTER goes craft shopping in Swaziland

Heaven’s Acre

There is little to challenge the snow-blanket silence that makes Wilmington’s The Nutmeg Inn such a peaceful retreat for so many visitors to Vermont, writes COLIN WINDELL

Rooms with a view

COLIN WINDELL finds Pearls in Umhlanga, without having to dive

South Africa

Hang Ten in KZN

Eat, sleep, surf, repeat! Eat, sleep, surf, repeat!

Caving Inn

ROXANNE REID succumbs to the life of a troglodyte with a little luxury thrown in

SA Bike Fest 2019 !

Margate will again play host to hundreds of motorcyclists and friends with good food, great music and an awesome vibe at the South Coast Bike Fest 2019, writes Colin Windell

A tale of two wetlands

JIM FREEMAN twitches the days away in Elands Bay and Wilderness

Grape Escape

ADRIAN  RORVIK  has had some fine times at Val Du Charron Wine and Olive Estate


Reunion Rocks!

Sharon Gilbert-Rivette recalls finding black market wine, pastries and smoking lava flows on this French Indian Ocean island

Bali Daze