16 awkward gifts to avoid this Christmas

I think we’ve all been on the receiving end often enough to know that a truly inappropriate gift lives far longer in the memory than the one you were hoping for and were happy to receive. Take the luminous green y-fronts I got from my grandparents when I was 11 years old…

16 of Cape Town’s best outdoor bars and pubs

Cape Town summers can be fickle things. Just when you think it’s safe to go out in flops and t-shirt, another front glances off the peninsula and we’re back to the wind and rain for another few days. An old friend of mine used to say that Cape Town only ever gets 10 perfect days… Read more »

Photoblog: a week around Bergen, Norway

As the first week of August poured down over Cape Town, I was getting just as soaked 10 000 kilometres away in a little village outside of Bergen, Norway. Here are a few of my favourite shots, plus my first ever attempt at time-lapse photography.

Cool place to stay: The Old Orchard in Kokstad

Six luxurious water rooms at the tranquil Old Orchard guesthouse in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, have covered wooden balconies jutting out over a small, picturesque dam that forms the focal point of the guesthouse.

How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parks

All public campsites in Botswana’s national parks are run by private operators, and visitors are required to book camping accommodation separately from park entrance and conservation fees. Here’s how you do it.