African Pangolin Facts And Why They’re So Hard To Spot

You would be forgiven (if like me) you had never heard of an pangolin before. These prehistoric looking creatures with their armored shell and strange walk look like scaly anteaters and were first thought to be related to these, armadillos and sloths, but are in fact most closely related to Carnivores which include hyenas and Read More

Hiking Namibia’s Fish River Canyon

The idea of traipsing around the Fish River canyon in the heat and the dust did not seem appealing to our good friend Simon. But now, upon reflection, he looks back and smacks himself for even thinking of passing up the opportunity to see one of the great wonders of the African continent. He writes: Read More

8 Unusual Dining Experiences in Africa

Ever wanted to dine in a one-of-a-kind setting that offers something different from your usual run-of-the-mill dining experience? We’ve rounded up some of the most unusual, utterly unforgettable and unique restaurants in Africa. From dining out on a big rock in turquoise waters off the coast of Zanzibar, to toasting your loved one in an Read More

Liesl in Kenya

Part of Liesl’s job is to travel to remote wilderness destinations in Africa to suss out new safari lodges on, what we in the travel industry call a ‘Fam Trip’  –  tough job but someone has to do it!  Recently she was invited to Kenya and was asked to bring a travelling companion. Instead of Read More

Franschhoek’s Fabulous Wine & Food Festivals

Franschhoek is known as a most spectacular wine producing valley, but did you know that this little Cape Winelands gem also annually hosts a string of foodie festivals? Located a mere 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, this is South Africa’s food and wine heartland, set amongst towering mountains and magnificent vineyard scenery. Franschhoek is Read More

Who Are Hoops 4 Hope?

Life is a journey – and research has shown time and time again that what ultimately brings us the most happiness are the experiences that we had, the places that we visited, and the people that touched our lives rather than the material things that we owned. If you have ever wondered what it would Read More

Digital memories of my Serengeti Safari

In March this year I fulfilled a lifelong ambition – to visit the great plains of Tanzania, the Serengeti. Stunning camps, professional guides and breathtaking vistas created a lasting memory which has been hard to shake. If I could have one wish it would be for everyone who loves the bush to experience these last Read More

Family Safaris in Botswana – Desert & Delta lead the way

Discovering Africa is a very personal and reflective experience. Whilst for many travellers bounteous Botswana has long been the decisive African safari destination of choice, for families traveling with children, the experience has now further been enriched (and streamlined), with the launch of Desert & Delta’s ‘Ultimate Family Safari Packages’ offering incredible family safaris in Botswana. Unique Read More

Innovative Winter Wine Pairings in the Cape

There is no denying that autumn has arrived and winter is just around the corner. Already the first fires are being lighted in the grates around the tasting rooms of the Cape Winelands. Whilst wine tasting just by itself is one of my favourite past times, when combined with delectable, well thought out and innovative Read More