Blooming marvelous: Exploring the Western Cape flowers by motorhome

The flowers this year might be the best ever. Worried about not getting accommodation; why not consider visiting by motorhome? Not only does it give you amazing flexibility to follow the flowers, but it also gives you great options for having picnics, taking a rest at the side of the road, or even using the […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Family Travel, Photo Tips, Photo Travel|0 Comments

SA’s finest bush and beach


Nowhere in Africa is bush and beach better protected, in my experience, than in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. As a Getaway journalist, from 1995 to 2000 I explored  Hlhuhluwe, Umfolozi, Mkuze, Ndumo, and Tembe, amongst other regions, and was so impressed by conservation practices. The region is experiencing a drought at present and rhino poaching remains […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Family Travel, Photo Travel, Photographic workshops|1 Comment

Namibia’s best campsite for photographers


Here is an option for intrepid self-drive photographers wanting to explore Namibia’s Namutoni region. There are 15 spotlessly-maintained spacious and shady campsites with private showers, running hot and cold water, power points, a swimming pool, restaurant, hide plus access to all the game drives and walks you can expect in a private game reserve, […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Family Travel, Photo Travel|0 Comments

Tongabezi’s private island on the Zambezi River : Sindabezi

Lying in bed with little more than a mosquito net between me and the fast-flowing Zambezi river, I tried to think of a collective noun for the number of different birds singing in the dawn. The noise was deafening, and then in came the base of hippos and the shriek of baboons:  ‘Cacophony’ came to […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Family Travel, Photo Travel|0 Comments

Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side

We love active holidays and relaxed beach hotels. Considering this, and that there was also a porter service to carry our bags, we figured the Wild Coast Meander would be a great introduction to hiking to our two boys (Liam, aged 10, and Dane, aged 9). I have known the Ross family for many […]

By |May 21st, 2014|Family Travel, Photo Travel|0 Comments