As you drive around the South African hinterland, you’ll often see strange little fort-houses with tin roofs and gun slits in the walls.
By now, you’d have expected the Northern Cape diamond city of Kimberley to have gone to sleep because the big mines have closed up shop.
So you’ve camped out in a tent, slept under the stars, but have you ever thought of bedding down in an old pioneer oxwagon?
I started my Human Rights Day in the Maboneng Precinct with breakfast at Canteen (flapjacks with mascarpone and berries).
Last week I was in uBombo, a village set amidst the gorgeous rolling hills of Zululand. I was staying at Overwin Lodge. Its owners, David and Dawn Irons were away, but their stand-in hosts did a wonderful job of making me feel welcome.
I was poking about Motswari’s website recently, impressed by the fact that this game lodge is accredited by 2 organisations – Green Globe and Fair Trade in Tourism.
Whenever I pass this dolphin statue in the Garden Route seaside village of Plettenberg Bay, I remember a very special morning spent off these shores.
There’s a township called Khayalethu on the outskirts of Knysna on the Garden Route, and deep in that huge settlement is a place called Judah Square.
You know that song from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1 that talks about forbidden planet, androids fighting and such?
The little village of Storms River is tucked away in the Tsitsikamma Forest at the top end of the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape.
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