Mistakes, miscommunication, bungles and blunders. That’s the story of the Battle of Spion Kop in KwaZulu-Natal. You can visit the site alone but it’s far better to go with a guide who can make history rear up and come to technicolour life.
I've walked through the Kalahari with a San tracker, driven along the Roof of Africa in Lesotho, ventured among the wild horses of the Namib and felt the spray of the Victoria Falls on my face. I'm happiest halfway between nowhere and nothing, trying something new or simply watching the grass grow. I'm a book editor and writer but get my best kicks hitting the road with the excuse that I'm researching contributions to magazines like Getaway, Country Life and Wild, or my travel blog.Follow @RoxanneReidSA
Much of Goukamma Nature Reserve’s charm lies in its walking, kayaking, birding and sense of peace and isolation – all this despite its position between Knysna and Sedgefield on the busy Garden Route coast .
Go on a taste adventure in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus in the Overberg – visit Creation Wines for a fabulous wine and food pairing (or wine and chocolate). You’ll be glad you did.
If you’re lured to the small Karoo town of Sutherland by the promise of stars or snow, The Galaxy B&B is a friendly place to stay while you explore.
Dizu Plaatjjies loves African traditional music. It has taken him all over the world but in performances at the Darling Voorkamerfest in September he shared this love with local audiences.
An all-you-need-to-know guide to visiting this semi-desert of red dunes and star-crammed skies where African animals run wild and visitors get a wilderness ‘fix’ that’s Prozac for the soul.
Kgalagadi Lodge, a new lodge, has opened just 5km from Twee Rivieren in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It has chalets, camping, pool, restaurant and a shop selling fruit and veg, cold meats, even fresh bread baked on site – previously unheard of luxuries in these parts.
The Tankwa Karoo National Park is a stark but beautiful part of the country. Here are seven things well worth doing there.
Africa is bold and it is beautiful. It’s also a schizophrenic puzzle of haves and have-nots, as you will discover if you visit Livingstone on the edge of the Victoria Falls in southern Zambia.
The Kalahari. It’s vast and ageless, a semi-desert of photogenic red dunes and star-crammed skies where African animals run wild. Visit it once and it may capture your heart forever. That’s certainly what happened to me. Now you can read about it in a new book called ‘Travels in the Kalahari’.