Authors

Kate Rau

Tree-hugger Rau, also known as Kate the Great, is a Johannesburg-based writer by trade and a global traveller by choice. She has lived in cities, on an island and in a beach house, but she tends to think of the African bush as her home. She's a keen… more

Zintle Mtyeku

Pretoria-born Zintle is a passionate marketer and a lover of music, great food and travel. She spent nearly 10 years living abroad before returning to South Africa, keen to properly experience the one country that truly holds her heart and her roots. A patriot armed with a sense… more

Melanie-Ann Feris

Melanie-Ann is a three-time award-winning environmental journalist and avid greenie with an irrational fear of spiders. She loves South Africa and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because 'where else can you find such blue skies, wide open spaces, abundance of flora and fauna and the friendliest people on… more

Kate Els

Armed with a degree in journalism and an insane amount of passion for tourism, Kate is the Content Editor for South African Tourism by day. By night, she plans roadtrips and makes an effort to try every new restaurant in Jozi, her birthplace and first love. Kate started a… more

Roy Barford

Roy is a travel, sport and adventure enthusiast who lived in 4 other countries before settling in South Africa. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, horse riding, sea kayaking and biking, while cricket, rugby and soccer are among his favourite sports. He has written for publications such… more

Kate Turkington

Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known travellers and travel writers. She writes for South African and international travel publications, including Fodor’s Southern Africa, editions 2, 3, 4 and 5. She was lead writer on Fodor’s Complete Safari Companion, first published in August 2008, and updated in… more

Denise Slabbert

Author, journalist and TV producer Denise Slabbert has been waxing lyrical about South Africa for over 15 years. In between writing and television assignments she makes the time to indulge in what must be her favourite pastime: experiencing the country's world-class health and wellness offerings. Whether it's a spa,… more

Chris Marais

Chris Marais is an award-winning author and photojournalist who has co-written 6 books and been to more than 50 countries on assignment. Based in Cradock and working out of a dusty diesel bakkie (pick-up truck) with his writer-wife, Julienne du Toit, Chris travels the highways and back roads of… more

Robyn Campbell

Robyn Campbell has worked in the food industry for 13 years. She has munched and sipped her way across 6 continents, but loves nothing more than discovering the best local restaurants and produce South Africa has to offer. A fervent foodie, and a firm believer in the Slow Food… more

Dianne Tipping-Woods

Dianne is a journalist who vicariously indulges her passion for people, art and nature by writing extensively on these themes for South African Tourism, Wild, Sawubona, Lowveld Living and a range of other online and print publications. She has also done award-winning work for South African National Parks. … more

Julienne du Toit

There is something thoroughly addictive about being in the wild. It had Johannesburg-born Julienne du Toit hooked from the first whiff of sweetveld at dawn. She became the environmental writer for The Star newspaper, then started her own ecology news magazine called Keeping Track. Julienne now works as a… more

Ems Tsotetsi

Ems Moipone Tsotetsi has been in the tourism industry for almost 5 years and currently works in the e-Marketing department at South African Tourism. She enjoys writing, attending workshops and tourism related events. And when she’s not travelling or writing, she enjoys playing a round of golf with friends… more