Sunday, November 29, 2020

Caroline Hurry

Winner of a Tourism Authority of Thailand Award for International Media Reporting, Caroline Hurry has written for Independent Newspapers, The Citizen, Sunday Times, Business Traveller, Journeys, and Habitat, among others. Married to a Dane, she divides her time between Copenhagen and Johannesburg. A self-described word herder, dog wrangler, and cat slave, she loves visiting new countries and sitting in the lap of luxury

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Africa on Foot

Safely ensconced in the open vehicle, we encountered rhino, hippo, and elephants aplenty, but just being in the bush, detached from the rest of squabbling South Africa, was enough to rejuvenate the soul.

Madikwe Magic

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve brings many unforgettable moments. Whether it’s a giant eagle owl taking flight, hyenas pups romping around their den or wildebeest pronking alongside our vehicle, this really is a place to sit, stare, and wonder.

Jock’s Lodge

Mark Twain popped in, as did the touring British cricket side. Prisoners were allowed an hour’s bicycle ride through Pretoria city in the afternoons

Going the extra Nile

Some river cruise vessels are fit for a pharaoh, offering sparkling pools on deck, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, crystal chandeliers, gourmet restaurants, and postprandial belly dancing. Tarek's boat t was not one of them.

Dreamy Budapest

Budapest wears her dark Communist past lightly, defiantly mixing fin de siècle garb with modern, stylish accessories. Like a courtesan, Pest reveals coquettish glimpses of her Austro-Hungarian grandeur in sumptuous facades and Hapsburg eagles on rooftops. Scented flower stalls and roast coffee aromas entice tourists and locals alike.

Sliding off the tracks

As Prasa railroads passengers, is it worth paying more for Rovos Rail or the Blue Train? They, too, are subject to signal problems and endless delays. Will Prasa get back on track?

Alpine Adventure

From Italy you can get to Zermatt by ski lift. Bahnhofstrasse is the alpine resort's cobbled main street where horse-drawn carriages ferry tourists around

A matter of choice

The Humane Society International objects to the world’s biggest Hunt Convention in Nevada next week where Donald Trump Jr. will speak, but are they barking up the wrong tree?

Railing through Switzerland

The Glacier Express tracks you to the heights of Switzerland’s vertiginous mountains amid forest, turquoise lakes and rushing rapids at a snail pace that is just perfect!

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Tau For Two

It's not too soon to treat your significant other to a Valentines 2021 package including a spa treatment at Tau Game Lodge

Plan a trip off-road

Follow these essential off-road tips from Mitsubishi Motors ambassador Francois Rossouw, (71) before you go

FedAir’s 50% fares

FedAir’s customer fares are being made flexible as a future game changer within the luxury safari lodge shuttle and charter airline business.

Shamwari special

Two of the seven lodges at Shamwari Private Game Reserve are open for bookings with specials expiring on December 20

Full Steam Ahead

The Sandstone Spring Steam Festival in the Eastern Free State, just north of cherry-picking capital Ficksburg, is on track this November 19 to 22