Apr 09

Africa’s Eco Tourism Boom

When choosing a holiday, an increasing number of people are looking beyond the traditional touristic elements of a destination. As awareness of the environment grows across the world, people are looking to partake in environmentally sustainable traveling that not only … Continue reading

Mar 26

Green Travel In The Cruise Industry – Responsible Cruising.

If you care about the environment, then you want to express that in every part of your life. This especially goes for travel. Some people choose particularly low impact vacations, but what if you want to do something more mainstream? … Continue reading

Jan 25

A Story Of Poo – The Clever Little Dung Beetle

It is truly amazing when scientists find a remarkable ability in an insect with a brain the size of a grain of rice. If somebody had told me that a Dung Beetle walks in a straight line because it is following … Continue reading

Jan 05

eBook Review – The Photographer’s Guide To The Pilanesberg National Park

When thinking of Africa, we visualize endless savannas and open vistas as far as the eye can see. For many of Africa’s parks and reserves this is true, but there are also intimate locations not as widely known that offer … Continue reading

Dec 12

Beat The Airline Prices

When we save for a vacation there are many costs to consider. Some are essential such as accommodation and food and some are add on considerations such as tours, activities or spa treatments. So it is annoying to pay additional … Continue reading

Nov 29

Respect Foreign Cultures When Traveling

It seems to me that when we travel to another country, we should automatically respect the culture of that country. I believe firmly in, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but this does not seem to be the … Continue reading

Nov 01

Best Time To Visit Victoria Falls For Activities

When I booked trips to Victoria Falls, people often asked, “When is the best time to go?” It was always such a difficult question to answer. I always answered with a question, “What is it that you want to see … Continue reading

Oct 10

Photographing Hippos On Safari

My dear friend and talented photographer Tyrone Crossman sent me a few photographs of these lazy Hippos. They were taken at Springbok Lodge outside Ladysmith in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. How I wish I was a Hippo. … Continue reading

Aug 23

Cheetahs, Fast Cats And A Vulnerable Species

Cheetahs are famous for their speed. They are very recognizable with beautiful sleek bodies, very distinctive ‘tear’ streak markings on their faces, and spots on their coats. Their name comes from the Hindu word ‘Chita’ which means ‘Spotted One’. Unfortunately, despite … Continue reading

Aug 02

Table Mountain – New 7 Wonders of Nature

Table Mountain is one of the most visited landmarks in South Africa, and recently won a place in the New 7 Wonders of Nature. In a 2 phase voting process, it was up against 400 contenders in the first phase, … Continue reading