4x4ing the Namib Desert is a thrilling trip, but the drive up to Namibia takes two days – these are some of the best places to stay along the way.
Melanie van Zyl
Growing up surrounded by all kinds of camping gear, rooftop tents, veldskoene, 4x4 equipment and a camera firmly plastered to my hands, I get to test, use, abuse and review gear so you know what you’re buying and how to make the most of your travels.Follow @melanie_vanZyl
Sri Lanka is the next big destination – it’s easier than India, cheaper and less busy. And it’s here Airbnb comes into its own in helping uncover its treasures.
We sent Melanie van Zyl to uncover the best-kept secrets at Addo Elephant National Park: here are ten things she learnt on her trip there.
Experienced bushwhacker and hiker, Melanie Van Zyl finally visits her fantasy cabin in Magoebaskloof on a pet-friendly two-day hike in Limpopo.
Just a short ride from Joburg is a weekend escape that’ll take you back to the start of life as we know it. Welcome to the Cradle of Humankind.
We’ve found the places that appear the most on lists across the web and given it our own South African once-over to create the ultimate travel list of places to go this year.
Tales from a traveller who crossed Sri Lanka – from Colombo to Trincomalee on all forms of transport.
Clarens has it all: a cosy village atmosphere, great farm stays and statuesque mountains – and that’s where you should head, says Melanie Van Zyl.
Whether you’re after comfort or luxury, we rounded up our favourite tented camps for all tastes.
The North West is home to 15 provincial reserves. Getaway’s Melanie van Zyl visited eight and found these four gems (and four beauties with issues).