Colour Ikamva, Libala School and the Gift of Creativity. Livingstone, Zambia.
As though it will never end, wherever we look at the moment we find illegal culls, controversial lion hunts, a gun trade fuelling poachers and too many ‘authority figures’ either looking the other way –
Active Holidays For All, From The Gentle Explorer To The Adventure Seeker.
Revered as one of the natural world’s great spectacles, the raw power of the mighty Zambezi River plunging 108m into the mighty Victoria Falls has spawned awe and legends for centuries. The untamed energy of
The quote that danced around my head while at the beautiful Perivoli Lagoon House was that by Marcus Tullius Cicero – ‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need‘. Afterall
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is recognised as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. At the height of the
It was Richard Mullin who said ‘The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.’ An accurate observation as
Sparsely populated by a proud people, Botswana is a destination that calls to the adventurous nature-loving spirit, be it for a fly-in safari that takes you deep into the Okavango Delta, a sunset cruise on
‘I have become acutely aware of the responsibility that I have to do the right thing by my readers and the companies that I work with. In my writing, I, therefore, strive to create a
I had the pleasure of being invited to Travel Tuesday on ‘Upfront with Refilwe Moloto – CapeTalk‘ on Tuesday 30th April talking all things African travel, visas and useful tips pertaining to planning your trip – with a
Would you like to join me, the Travel Designer and Sunshine Cinema for a private screening of “Ignite Your Rights Tour” at Just Like Papa on 6th of September 2018? Sunshine Cinema is a solar-powered mobile cinema housed in a Land Rover
Greenpop Gears up for the largest citizen-led reforestation festival in Africa
My interview with Ozan (Ozzy) Emre Yerlikaya for Melanie Winter of Coffee Magazine was such a fun one to do. I have such admiration for his passion, work ethic and desire to please all he meets with
It’s that time of year when you need to start planning a trip to the Eastern Cape to plant trees and make a difference. Set in the majestic Amathole mountain range near Hogsback in the Eastern
Africa is a continent of diversity, culture and rich natural resources and I can’t encourage travel and further exploration enough. Whether you opt to go on a Kenyan Safari, or explore the heady aromatic souks of Morocco, you’ll find
You don’t have to be on the frontline of conservation to make a positive impact on the environment. You can make a difference without leaving the house. My article on just this for Travel Update.
Greenpop. – Get the new year’s diary out because in March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival!
Avani Victoria Falls Resort – My article on ‘Blissful family fun on the shores of the Zambezi’ for Diversions Magazine as it first appears here and above. Included below for easy reading. ‘Arrival is by boat,
Train Travel. – My article on ‘Luxury Train Travel’ for OnRoute Magazine as it first appears here and above. Included below for easy reading. ‘Train travel reminds that it is about the journey, as
#VenusOnTheGo. – Safari. For me, talk of an African Safari conjures up dreamy images of Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen in the movie Out Of Africa. Living and laughing through the challenges of early pioneering days
I’m deeply honoured to be featured by Xtraordinary Women as their Woman of the Month, joining a collection of incredible women. My heart bursts with an appreciation for the interest. Read the interview below and
Greenpop. – It’s always a pleasure to write about the things I love. Greenpop, as my regular readers will know, is one of them. Here is the article I did on the Tangible Magic of Trees,
Zambia. – A Baobab tree, Africa’s large upside down tree. Ancient, majestic and filled with wisdom. A sense of mystique, legend and superstition. Respect and tree love. This one was in the Greenpop camp.
Zambia. – One of the best things I did whilst in Livingstone with Greenpop was a +-35km cycle tour around town with The Original Cowboy Bicycle Safari Tours, all under the careful care of our guide Patrick Muyunda.
Greenpop. Zambia. – I now know that we all have an artistic side to us. Although this is certainly something that took me years to realise about myself. In my mind, I collated art and creativity with the
Greenpop. Zambia. – I met the remarkable Candice Mostert in Zambia as she taught her simple and effective eco-brick building method to the local residents at Sons of Thunder farm. Another incredible partner of GreenPop and #TreesForZambia. Supported by a group
Greenpop. Zambia. – Bicycles along the way. Yet I was told that they are very expensive to buy, which means that most people living outside the centres still walk to work, school and shopping. These I saw
Greenpop. Zambia. – Shades of blue. Infectious enthusiasm and laughter. “Take my picture” turned into cool poses, high fives and serious faces. Some pulls and pushes and hands held. Chats about school. More chats about crazy
Greenpop. Zambia. – This is my Africa. At Libala School in Livingstone, with one of the Colour Ikamva murals after a day of tree-planting with Greenpop. I realise how much of my beloved continent I still have to explore.
Greenpop. Zambia. – Kasiya is a remote rural area where the resident’s livestock holds incredible wealth and value. At night they bring their precious donkeys and goats into this makeshift place of safety. I was allowed to
Greenpop. Zambia. – People of Kasiya. Its always about the people for me and I appreciated the opportunity to meet and chat with this lovely family, living in Kasiya, quite a way outside Livingstone. Zambia. Subsistence farming
Greenpop. Zambia. – We spent an afternoon planting trees with Greenpop’s Director of Trees, Livingstone resident Benjamin Mibenge, more commonly known as Uncle Benji, on the farm that he will retire to one day. Lessons in the how, where
Greenpop. Zambia. – I loved the life size effigies for sale on the side of the main road in Livingstone. This one – ‘One Zambia. One Nation’ – in particular.
Greenpop. Zambia. – When in Livingstone, take a visit to the Livingstone Museum, in the heart of this frontier town. Established in 1934, its the largest and oldest museum in Zambia and holds a vast archaeological collection, a collection
Greenpop. Zambia. – Whilst in the Livingstone area working as a media partner for Greenpop, I spent the afternoon at Victoria Falls. Aptly named ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. The water levels were at their highest, with an estimated