July 2016. I was invited on to SA-FM (104-107fm) to chat to Karen Key on her Time to Travel show about the newInsta-Walks Urban Adventures that I’m hosting alongside Seth Shezi and Escape+Explore for the One&Only Cape Town. Here’s the podcast from the chat.
June 2016. Bushmans Kloof Cedar Tree Planting. An invitation to a weekend at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a sought after commodity, one I was lucky enough to receive from Five Star PR. Not only does this exclusive 16 room boutique lodge offer all the spacious luxury one could aspire to, it’s a place where you are warmly welcomed, one that lives firmly up to their ‘close to heaven but down to earth’ philosophy. A stay here encompasses time around the homestead with it’s bar, wine cellar, restaurant, terrace and two lounges that invite you to make yourself at home. On our chilly nights in we snuggled up to the fireplace with a glass of red in our hands.
May 2016. A Simonstown Break Away. A weekend exploring Simonstown from Thalassa Seaside Cottage at 1 Castle Rock, set just beyond the historic naval village in the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Such a beautiful part of our greater city, with shops, restaurants, boats, penguins, rocky shorelines and impressive views across False Bay.
May 2016. Botswana with FlyAirlink. Beyond my African dreams, I joined Airlink Airlines to experience the rich offerings of Botswana, flying their Cape Town to Maun service before taking a light aircraft transfer from there into the Moremi National Park. Spending a night at Camp Xakanaxa with game drives in the Moremi National Park we then air transferred to Camp Okavango for two nights, taking to the waters on their flat bottomed boats and by Mokoro in search of game.
Read: Botswana Okavango Delta.
April 2016. Destination Durban. I headed to Durban for a day of exploring with kulula.com and Avios, to take a closer look at this sultry and laid back East Coast City, making discoveries old and new. I’m always surprised by the new offerings, added activities, mix of cultures and endless Summers in Durban. Hot in climate, character and local curry, this east coast city lays itself bare with a relaxed and uncomplicated confidence.
Read: Destination Durban. A Guide to our sultry East Coast City.
April 2016. An Alternate look at Berlin. I’d heard much about Berlin, a place where history, culture, street art and an undeniable mix of grunge, architecture and style met and mixed as best friends. On my first visit in March 2016 I took numerous Free Walking Tours to learn more about the eras the city has seen, the art scene and significant museums. Then with my Green Pearl friends I rented a bike and toured the impressive and opulent Potsdam.
April 2016. Kimberley with FlyAirlink. I visited Kimberley taking two full days to explore the rich offerings of this area that saw prospectors descend on it to stake their claims with dreams of striking it rich, after diamonds were first discovered here in 1871.
Read: My Guide To Kimberley.
March 2016. The Beauty of Northern Mozambique. Bringing you the beauty of Northern Mozambique’s Pemba and Medjumbe Island with Theresa Gibbon PR and FlyAirlink. Flying into Pemba we spent two nights at Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa with explores of the village and time next to the ocean before heading by light aircraft to Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort for two nights of unspoilt nature on a private strip of land that jets out of the blue waters. This is what it looks like, idyllic, beautiful, simple living at it’s very best. A very hard place to leave.
March 2016. Radio. The Passport to the World. Mauritius. I was invited back to ‘Passport to the World’ on Radio Helderberg 93,6fm by Cathy Retief-Neil, to talk about my visit to Mauritius, where I discovered Paradise Found and stayed at the beautiful One&Only Le Saint Geran, flying there with South African Airways.
February 2016. Radio. The Passport to the World. Switzerland. I was invited back to ‘Passport to the World’ on Radio Helderberg 93,6fm by Cathy Retief-Neil, to talk about my time in Switzerland, where I discovered a true Winter Wonderland that left me #InLoveWithSwitzerland.
January 2016. Tintswalo Atlantic in Review. Introducing Tintswalo Atlantic. A 5-star luxury lodge nestled on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town, mirroring the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean in every uniquely designed suite and finish.’
January 2016. Travel that matters. My travel year in review taking me me to the things that matter. With special thanks to all the wonderful people I’ve worked with, the opportunities I’ve enjoyed, new destinations uncovered, familiar turf re-explored, partnerships created. The animals, the conservationists, the heroes of this world, the storytellers I am lucky enough to meet. Here a glimpse of the adventures.
December 2015. Switzerland with SWISS. #InLoveWithSwitzerland. A look at Winter Wonderland with Swiss International Air Lines. As a group from South Africa we all fell in love with Switzerland as we discovered a Taste of Winter with visits to Lucerne, Engelberg-Titlus, the Montreux Riviera, Vevey, Saas-Fee and Bern. Staying at Hotel Waldstätterhof Luzern, Eurotel Montreux and The Capra Saas-Fee as we took in Christmas markets, ate traditional Swiss food, did city walking and scooter tours and had lessons in chocolate making and skiing. It was incredible! Here is a taste of what it looked like.
November 2015. Thailand Island Hopping. My return to Thailand with Green Pearls Unique Places saw me enjoy a few days at The Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri, Bangkok, before heading to the islands, which was a first for me. Hopping between Pimalai Resort on Koh Lanta in Krabi, Zeavola Resort on Phi Phi Island and Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui, I indulged in the warm waters, snorkelled till the fish grew tired of me, took catamaran, speed and long tail boat and lingered on white sandy beaches.
November 2015. Cape Town From Above. I had the great pleasure of falling in love with Cape Town all over again, this time from the air as I took the Three Bays flight with NAC Helicopters Cape Town.
October 2015. I was given the opportunity to travel to the Kruger National Park’s Northern Makuleke Concession, visiting the Pafuri Camp before doing the four day Pafuri Walking Trail with RETURNAfrica Pafuri Collection.Read the posts and have a watch of the walk.
October 2015. I joined Cathy Retief-Neil to talk about my visit to Kenya in August, working with the Local Ocean Trust: Watamu Turtle Watch and learning about the many Wonders of Watamu. Listen here to what I had to say.
September 2015. I was interviewed by Holly Galbraith for the Travel Massive series of podcasts, talking about my background in travel, my blog and role as one of the Cape Town Chapter Leaders. Also a bit about African travel.
August 2015. Fulfilling a lifelong dream I joined the Local Ocean Trust and Turtle Watch for a week, learning about the wonderful work being done for this precious species.
August 2015. I joined Cathy Retief-Neil to talk the green side of Thailand on her radio program ‘Passport to the World’ on Radio Helderberg 93.6fm which much emphasis placed on conscious travel. Listen here to what I had to say.
July 2015. Amazing Thailand. Visiting Trat | Kho Chang | Bangkok.
July 2015. Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3 invited me in to studio to talk about my trip to Thailand, an incredibly popular destination for South Africans.
June 2015. While in Thailand and staying at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, I was invited by David Barrett onto his Meetings at Amari show to share my views on green tourism and offer impressions of my first visit to Thailand.
May 2015. A closer look at the beauty of Mauritius with Manley Communications, O&O Le Saint Geran and South African Airways.
June 2015. I joined the Nigel Pierce show on Good Hope FM Radio to talk about our shared love for travel.
June 2015. Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3 invited me to talk about having the best job in the world, and tips on getting into the Business of Travel Writing. Also about the Travel Massive community and how I recommend you join it.
May 2015. My video of our #MeetSouthAfrica 2015 journey with South African Tourism, after all a destination is brought to life through its people. Featuring Cape Town, the Winelands, Overberg and on Safari.
May 2015. I joined Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3 to talk about SANParks, what makes home special, my favourite parks and why every South Africa should be encouraged to get a Wild Card and visit them.
May 2015. One elephant is poached every 15 minutes for its ivory. A harsh reality. For Africa Month I talked to Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3 about my time spent in Kenya, my visit to the David Shedrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage and the good work that they are doing for these vulnerable animals.
March 2015. The Grootbos Magic continues for me and I was lucky enough to return for some incredible experiences with a group of fellow storytellers in March. The Odyssey, the journey.
March 2015. Singapore. Land of the Lions.
February 20015. Walking my way around Babylonstoren.
February 2015. I was invited back into studio by Cathy Retief-Neil to talk Turkey and my experience travelling with Trafalgar and how group travel suprised me in all sorts of wonderful ways. Her radio program ‘Passport to the World’ is on Radio Helderberg 93.6fm on Wednesday’s at 10am. Listen here to what I had to say.
January 2015. I was invited by Cathy Retief-Neil to talk Reunion Island and my experience at the Festival of Freedom, or Festival Liberté Métisse. Her wonderful radio program ‘Passport to the World’ is on Radio Helderberg 93.6fm on Wednesday’s at 10am. Listen here, if you’re interested.
November 2014. Magical Kenya with Kempinski.
October 2014. Gallipoli and Anzac Cove, Turkey. With Trafalgar Tours.
October 2014. Athens with Tbex and Trafalgar Tours.
October 2014. Turkey with Trafalgar Tours.
September 2014. Switzerland with SWISS Airlines.
2014 October. Afritravel Q&A with Travelstart.
2014 September. Pup Walking at Home.
2014 September. Greenpop Food Forest Plant Day.
2014 July. My love affair with Africa.
2014 July. Zambia, Victoria Falls.
2014 June. On Rovos Rail between Cape Town and Pretoria.
2014 June. A place of love, Karoo’s Matjiesfontein.
2014 May. Durban, Big Rush Swing with South African Tourism. #MeetSouthAfrica
2014 May. Magaliesberg, Hot Air Ballooning with South African Tourism. #MeetSouthAfrica
2014 April. Cheetah Tracking. Mountain Zebra National Park with South African Tourism. #ShotLeft
2014 April. Tsitsikamma, Canopy Tours with South African Tourism. #ShotLeft
2014 April. A tour of GAdventures MS Expedition tour.
2014 March. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. One of many visits.
2014 February. Taking a Bike Ride through Kampala, Uganda. #NomadGorillas
2014 February. Rwanda. Remembering the Past.
2014 February. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. #NomadGorillas
2014 January. Freediving. Reaching To New Depths.
2014 February. Nieu Bethesda. A short film.
2014 February. A visit to Nieu Bethesda. (GoPro Edition)
2014 January. Swimming in Bain’s Kloof. Home.