Sunday, January 24, 2021

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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Tree meals in the bush

Just before sunrise, I hear a harmony of hyena celebrating the hunt. Joyous as a tabernacle choir on laughing gas! Hee! Hee!

Pop the corks!

“Thinking back now of launching our little business in April 2009 with only three staff and somehow waking up in 2019 seems surreal,” says Extraordinary Sales and Marketing CEO Cindy Sheedy Walker.

Back to a (retro) future

Few passengers worry about the design of their aircraft when it's hurtling down a runway at 260kph, but for British Airways it’s an essential mark of their centenary celebrations this year

West Coast hiking trails

Guests can walk along farm roads, pop in at the Turn & Slip pub (originally the bakery) watch waterfowl on the banks of the Berg River in spring, and admire wildflowers in late winter

Spotting the bull!

Myths peddled by animal rights lobbyists will destroy the wildlife they claim to protect, says Botswana-based wildlife conservationist Erik Verreynne. How about a solution-based focus rather?

The Thunderbird Gang

Endangered birds need protection from human predators. The Mabula Ground Hornbill Project team and colleagues have hatched a plan, reports Caroline Hurry

Contraception or culling?

That is the million dollar question as Botswana's proposals to lift a five-year hunting ban, and turn elephants into pet food, continues to ignite heated debate. Caroline Hurry reports

BA ‘nose’ how to help

Painting a red schnoz on an aircraft is delivering results for children around the world as British Airways customers and staff have raised £20 million for the Flying Start Partnership with Comic Relief

Village Vibe

There's magic in Clarens amid the mountainous swells of the Rooiberge and Maloti. And the route past the bucolic beauty of the vast highland plains with cows and sheep safely grazing and sunflowers in sway, is sublime. Just ‘pas op’ for the potholes!

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Beat the Covid Blues

This is a tale of two cities ‒ Scare City and Synchroni City. Looping trains of thought will speed you to either place. How long you choose to stay is up to you

Lockdown Lessons

On discovering how many of my Facebook friends are virtue signallers, curtain twitchers, conspiracy theorists and pedantic pedagogues

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

Last Tango in BA?

With its cobblestones and colourful corrugated iron conventillos, La Boca dazzles in hues of pinks, reds, yellows and blues but it might be a while before you can visit again

Lethabo Life

Where else that's close to Johannesburg can you see Cape Clawless Otter hunt in the Crocodile River rapids a few feet from your lounger?