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For a review of The Royal Livingstone Hotel, photos and a trip on a (scary) microlight flight, or if you’re nervous about visiting Victoria Falls, read on “You’re very brave to come to Zambia alone,” said the female half of a young couple from Durban as we sat on the veranda of The Royal Livingstone Hotel, a […]
When it comes to extreme adventure vacations, Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe has become a prime destination. And this may be the ultimate thrill: tempting fate in Victoria Falls’ Devil’s Pool Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls – the ultimate thrill “You’re not going to do that!” my husband says, […]
One Day in Johannesburg When a lanky young man in Soweto, one of the most notorious townships in South Africa, approached me gesturing angrily, my mind went as blank as an unpainted canvas. First fear crept in. Then curiosity. Then, strangely enough, relief. Not because it looked as if he wasn’t going to storm the van and […]
When it comes to visiting Seychelles islands, little Moyenne Island in Ste. Anne Marine Park is where giant tortoises roam – perfect for an excursion from the main tourist island of Mahé. Just remember, tortoises have the right of way! “Are you sure you want to stay behind?” asks Tina, my guide on my daylong […]
Standing on Cape Town’s Signal Hill, a south-easterly wind nudging my back and a lone tree straining towards the Atlantic as if it were ready to dive in for a swim, it occurred to me that if you’re wondering what to do in Cape Town you should think outside the box. Wait! I changed my mind. Think both inside and […]
I’m looking out onto the Atlantic from Cape Town’s Sea Point Promenade. It’s low tide. Layers of rock lie stripped bare revealing shallow pools, seaweed and star-shaped shells. Waves froth in the distance. It’s romantic, it’s moody, it’s South Africa. I should be thinking profound thoughts. What I’m really thinking is that limpets creep me out. Fun things […]
After I watched Arnold and Undertaker, two massive crocodiles at the Kwena Crocodile Farm at Sun City, South Africa, bustle out of the water to eat some dead chickens, I noticed a couple ahead of me on the walkway. They were young and attractive (the couple, not the crocs). The woman had white blond hair, a blue and white striped T-shirt and […]
I don’t get up at 3:00 a.m. for just any old adventure, but a Pilanesberg Game Reserve Hot Air Balloon Safari sounded like one of those bucket list things that, if I had a bucket list, and had known hot air balloon animal safaris in South Africa even existed, would certainly have been in my […]