Thursday, January 20, 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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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.

Clock Shock

Lapland is Europe’s last wilderness with salmon-stocked lakes and forests filled with brown bears, lynx, foxes, elk and reindeer.

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.

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

Brazilian road trip

Seeking the kingdom of the suntanned revelers, my husband and I hired a car then headed northeast for Torres on the Atlantic Coast

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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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