As you read this, please sneak a quick glance at the person sitting next to you. Is she elderly, going grey and looking stupefied? Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but I recently sat next to a young man on a flight to Ghana, and while pretending to watch a movie, I surreptitiously kept an eye on him as he read my column.
He laughed hysterically in all the right places, proclaiming the piece was the best thing since sliced bread. I wish. Admittedly his reaction wasn’t exactly like that, but after I owned up to being the author, he did a double take, insisting my photograph looked nothing like me. I blushed…. Read More
eSwatini’s mountains, valleys, rivers and other natural wonders make it the ideal choice for those seeking an adrenaline rush. It has built a reputation for a variety of activities that belies its small size.
1. Canopy tours
Malolotaja Nature Reserve is home to eSwatini’s first and only Tree Top Canopy Tour. This is located in the Sihlotswane Gorge, where one 50m suspension bridge and 11 wooden platforms have been ingeniously affixed to the steep sides. Participants descend the gorge by ziplining down a steel cable from platform to platform, high above over the forest canopy and Majolomba River. Some… Read More
Gauteng may be the smallest province in South Africa, but it’s also the busiest and richest. It stretches from Pretoria in the north to Vereeniging in the south, and as the gateway to Africa, its energy is palpable from the moment you arrive. But there’s more to the province than its role as the home of SA’s corporate capital, as there’s an enormous range of outdoor and adventure activities for those looking to escape busy city life.
SHEPHERD’S FOLD STABLES
Shepherd’s Fold Stables is situated in the lovely Elandsdrift Valley in Lanseria, bordering the Cradle… Read More
An ode to travel in moving pictures… Take a look at this Condé Nast Traveler‘s Youtube video “To Travel is to Live.” Condé Nast Traveler magazine continues to celebrate the pleasures and joy of seeking out new places. In the words of Robert Louis Stevenson – “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
South African trail-running event specialists, Wildrunner, will be hosting the 8thWildcoast Wildrun from 1-3 September (The Race) and 8-10 September (The Journey), highlighting the Eastern Cape’s beautiful Wild Coast.
Starting at Kei Mouth and ending at Hole-in-the-Wall, Eastern Cape, the three-day trek will see participants tackle the 112 km trail while enjoying some of the country’s most scenic views. With a choice between a more serious, competitive race and a journey for social runners, the adventure is diverse. The daily distances are 44km, 35km and 34km.
The Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® 2016 takes place from 13-15 May 2016 in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area and is said to be “the world’s first trail running safari experience that traverses three African countries”.
The Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area is where Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa intersect. There are certainly no other trails like this one that cross the wild landscapes of the Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, the Maramani community lands and Sentinel Ranch in Zimbabwe and, of course, the Mapungubwe citadael in Limpopo, South… Read More