With the morning sun rising over Durban’s golden shores, I hit the N3 heading inland in search of the smaller, two-wheel-drive-friendly nature escapes that slip through most itineraries.
Blog posts: Travel stories
Glentana is the first choice holiday destination when George and Oudtshoorn locals go beach-walking. This is why. By Jazz Kuschke.
At first glance, there’s nothing to do in Elands Bay except surf and eat crayfish. Yet the same family caravans return to the beachfront campsite each summer. Clearly, doing very little is part of the appeal in this sleepy coastal town.
Nikki Werner returns to Berlin after a 7-year absence and finds a confident, colourful and culturally diverse capital where a sense of history doesn’t mean historical baggage, and food and fun abound.
At the foot of the Lebombo mountains, just south of Swaziland, lies a destination that not only resembles Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba, but also rivals it in terms of activities and accommodation. Villiers Steyn and Tabby Mittins soaked up the sun on Lake Jozini.
Away from expensive, overcrowded East African safari destinations is Ruaha, a remote park that’s home to 10 percent of the world’s remaining wild lions.
Here’s what a fast, uncompromising two-month trip through Africa taught me about travel – and the real joys of public transport.
I have always been intrigued by books set in India, particularly around the time of the Raj, and I could certainly identify with the Britishers that fled the oppressive heat of the south and headed for cooler climes in the foothills of the Himalayas.
In the two months I had given myself to explore India I thought I would follow in the footsteps of Monisha Rajesh, a young British journalist of Indian descent who had written a highly entertaining book: Around India in 80 Trains.
My bucket list was empty when I boarded the Emirates aircraft on my 59th birthday, heading to New Delhi to begin an eight month solo trip to the East.