Kate Rau

Tree-hugger Rau, also known as Kate the Great, is a Cape Town-based writer by profession 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 wildlife photographer, an amateur birder, a lover of words and song and a bit of an adventurer. She's not very good at choosing the right shoes to wear on long walks, hikes or treks through the bush.

What one wish does she hope to be granted? "Long life," she says. "So I'll be able to see all the things I want to before I close my eyes."