Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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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Karoo Roads

Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais have come out swinging after the COVID lockdown and doing what they do best: recounting the beloved stories of the Heartland of South Africa.

Kevin Leo Smith

Caroline Hurry chats to Kevin Leo Smith about how to run a successful safari operation in Africa, potential snares to avoid and his own preferences when it comes to spending time in the bush with his family

Room with a boo!

In the wee hours, I awoke with a start. Something ‒ or someone ‒ kept switching on the bathroom light. It would shine for a few minutes, then go dark. My husband snored on despite my persistent prodding, so I got up to gaze across the moonlit garden and fields, listening for clanking chains or deathly moans. Ikke noget!

Heavenly Dome

Around 2600-miles north of its Patagonian tail, the Atacaman head of serpentine Chile snakes into Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina. Stripped down to shape and shadow, this desiccated Disneyland lures adventurers, archaeologists, and astronomers alike.

Ziplining in the Drakensberg

From the rabbit hole, as the first platform was aptly named, I plunged like Alice into a wonderland of treetops, vines, dappled sunlight, waterfalls and rainbows. Dangling above it all like pantomime fairy, I waited for vertigo to strike

Gilt(y) Pleasures

You can't go to St Petersburg and not visit Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof. Their combined splendour would put today's richest Russian oligarchs to shame

Celestial Spectacle

Officially, the aurora-borealis comprises electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gas molecules but the more arcane among us know these celestial emanations mark the entrance to a twilight paradise lit by a twin sun, where assorted beings, including Germans from the Vril Society, a few pixies, giants, and Lemurian descendants, have lived in perfect health for hundreds of years

Game Changer

Urbane in an African contemporary kind of way, the 4-star Makalali Main Lodge at the 26,000ha Private Reserve west of the Kruger Park is more hip design hotel than traditional safari camp.

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.

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Valentine Luxury

With 14 February falling on a Monday this year, it’s ideal for a long weekend of luxury in the South African bush

A jazzy trip to flava town

Craving some sultry Joburg Jazz? South African chef Katlego Mlambo launches his pop-up at The Marabi Club in Maboneng this Thursday

Trust you’re well

Trust You’re Well - a collection of email conversations between Hans Mackenzie Main and whoever, is funny yet scathing, sarcastic yet heart-warming.

Local is lekker

Children staying at Long Lee Manor or Sarili have access to an adventure playground, with rope walkways, climbing walls, slides, and ziplines.

Tech thinking

The lockdown hit the South African hospitality industry hard. Hotels and guesthouses had to pivot from an international to a domestic market