This is My South Africa… What does Yours Look Like?

On the day that Nelson Mandela is laid to rest at his family home in Qunu, I thought I would dedicate this blog to South Africa, the country he was willing to die for. We literally have thousands of photos of South Africa, but here are just a few of my own favourites, along with…

A Tribute to a Hero – Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela

Today is a very sad day for South Africa, and indeed the world, as we say goodbye to the man who inspired us all to be better people and make better choices – Mr. Nelson Mandela. A man who sacrificed his own freedom for the freedom of others, Nelson Mandela’s humility, compassion and profound sense…

Stellenbosch – The Epicentre of Epicurean Travel

If you are a lover of the finer things in life, namely luxury hotels, exquisite food, and magnificent wines, then I can highly recommend you pack your taste buds and your “tastevin”, and head on down to Stellenbosch and the Winelands of South Africa. A pretty university town sitting approximately 50 kilometres from Cape Town,…

Cape Argus 2014 – Training with Professional SA Cyclist

If you are lucky enough to live in the Western Cape of South Africa, you have the Cape Argus Route on your doorstep, the summer is about to arrive, and you will have plenty of time to train and get in top condition for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in March 2014… For those of us…

“Expedition Mutt Everest” – Rescued Dog Conquers Mount Everest

In January this year I blogged about a very special dog by the name of Oscar, who travelled the world with his devoted ‘mum’ Joanne Lefson, in a bid to raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs and to encourage adoption. Heading off on their World Woof Tour, Joanne and Oscar visited over 30…

Cruise Holidays – What do you do on Sea Days?

If you are looking for a wonderfully relaxing holiday that combines great food, 24/7 entertainment and exotic destinations, then cruising may be the perfect holiday for you. A huge fan myself, I think there is nothing better than sitting on the top deck of a cruise ship with a great book, a Piña Colada and absolutely…

Bikes on a Plane – How to Transport Your Bicycle for Free

If you like the idea of taking your bicycle on holiday with you, but are worried about paying for the extra kilos, you will be pleased to know that there are several ways in which you can transport your bike – and do it for free! As long as you pack your bike correctly in…

Escape to the Western Cape!

After a warm and sunny week in the Algarve, we have returned to wind, rain and rather chilly temperatures – leaving us in no doubt that winter is most definitely on its way! We are approaching November, so we shouldn’t be surprised, but after a long and (unusually) warm summer this year, the thought of…

It’s World Rhino Day 2013 – and the Battle Continues…

When I wrote a blog about World Rhino Day last year, I had truly hoped that the world would make a stand and bring an end to the horrific poaching that continues to wipe out great numbers of this magnificent species… but the truth is, it has gotten worse. Over 680 Rhino’s have been poached…