South Africa

Can't believe I am kissing a Hippo!

Photo of the Week: Tame Hippos on Safari

A must before your Safari If you haven’t yet heard the remarkable story of Jessica the Hippo – then you are missing out!  A visit to her sanctuary is a must if you find yourself with some time before your Kruger Safari begins and you are staying in the Hoedspruit area.  Have a look at …

Mozambique Coastline

Swimming with Dolphins

With the continuing summer weather in the Western Cape I am inspired to keep going with awesome Ocean adventures!  Again, I am taking to the shores of Mozambique and I am adding to it the shores of Zanzibar.  Set deep in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean both these destinations have a fantastic array …

Males lions enjoying a long drink after a kill

On Safari – with a difference

It was wonderful to be out on a Safari again!  I must be honest it has been a little while since the African bushveld has passed my senses – there is so much to see and do in South Africa, it is often hard to fit it all in!  We can’t be away from it …

Sunset on Safari

Photo of the Week: Sunset on Safari

  I am so thrilled – I am up in the highveld again and about to head off on Safari.  It has been a while since I have been and it always evokes a sense of excitement.  No safari is ever the same, you never know what you are going to come across in the …

The size of us in relation to the Whale Shark!

Massive Whale Sharks – Mozambique

With that feeling of summer in the air – (normally Cape Town winters are wet and grey, so all this sunshine is totally unusual) – I can’t get away from the water!  Mozambique has also been in the news a bit this week with President Armando Guebuza reflecting on the role of tourism in eliminating …

The view from Robben Island to Cape Town and Table Mountain

Have you ever met Mandela?

Have you ever had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela?  I have – it was brief, I didn’t get to say a lot, I was mesmerized, I was speechless – there is SUCH an aura surrounding this man!  It’s very hard to quantify and describe and I guess; only those lucky enough to have had …

Nosy Iranja off the North West Coast of Madagascar

Photo of the Week: Madagascar

With winter well underway in Southern Africa I needed to be reminded of what the sun feels like……I love this soft evening light looking onto Nosy Iranja in Madagascar.  I can feel the sand in my toes and the sun rays on my back.  Lovely way to start what is meant to be a sunny winter weekend in …

An adult Green Turtle

Madagascar and the Green Turtles

Our African shores are vast and like our wonderful land, hold many treasures.  We are so lucky living here, exposed to all this from a young age.  I travelled recently to the magical island of Madagascar.  Wow – what a spot!  Completely unique, there can’t be anywhere in the world like it.   I wasn’t able to get …

Stop Rhino Poaching Activists

Rhino Poaching – Are we winning the war?

There is so much in the news at the moment with regards to Rhino Poaching.  It’s hard to work out if we are winning the war or losing it, but there certainly are many people involved in fighting this terrible trade.  I was in a book store over the weekend in Cape Town and there, on …

Lion Cubs Drinking

Photo of the Week: Lion Cubs

There has been a fair focus on Lions this week with the release of “The Last Lions” movie trailor featuring Ma di Tau. They are also one of the huge reasons people travel to Africa, to see these amazing creatures in their wild, natural habitat.  Part of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino) group …