1. Take a soul safari in SA’s Slowveld. The South African lowveld (or the “Slowveld”, as it’s fondly dubbed) has some of the greatest game-viewing in the country, as well as some of the most luxurious bushveld palaces. One is Garonga Safari Camp, set on the bend of a dry riverbed. It’s not unusual to see elephants while you’re having breakfast, or herds of zebra with your evening cocktails. Pioneered by Garonga, the soul safari is where the great outdoors meets inner peace: think game drives combined with massages, reflective walks…
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Malawi: Maybe tomorrow…

‘Rainbow!’ I shrieked excitedly as we flew in a bonsai plane over Lake Malawi towards Likoma Island. It was hard to tell where the lake ended and the sky began – except when a rainbow suddenly danced out of the clouds.

Lake Malawi

Rainbow over Lake Malawi. Image by Bridget Hilton-Barber

Likoma Island is an enchanted spot in northern Malawi, a tiny island with a couple of villages, a small mercado, a vast cathedral built in 1903 and a handful of beach hideaways. We landed at the tiny airport, got…
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