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Visit the wild horses of Aus in Namibia

By Roxanne Reid. In South Africa there are wild horses at Kleinmond in the Cape and Kaapschehoop in Mpumalanga. But it’s those in the Namib Desert that are the the wildest and most romantic of all Southern Africa’s feral horses. The first time we went to visit the wild horses of Aus in southern Namibia, we […]

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15 things to do in Greyton in the Overberg

​By Roxanne Reid. You’ll find Greyton at the foot of the Riviersonderend mountains, about 35km from Caledon in the southwestern Cape. It’s an appealing blend of relaxed country village with gravel roads and sophisticated town jammed with restaurants. There’s a healthy dose of nature paradise thrown in as a bonus. Here’s my pick of 15 […]

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Why to visit Richmond in the Karoo

​By Roxanne Reid. The small town of Richmond lies just off the N1, about halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Don’t rush past; take the time to explore. Let me share some insight into why to visit Richmond in the Karoo. ​If you regularly rush along the N1 between Cape Town and Johannesburg, […]

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Readers’ choice: 7 most popular African travel posts of 2017

​By Roxanne Reid. I’ve written more than 50 posts on this blog in 2017, covering travels to places as varied as South Africa’s West Coast, Karoo, Garden Route and Namaqualand, as well as Namibia, Botswana and Kenya. I thought it would be fun to look back and find which of them went down best with you, […]

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The Earthy Inn: where to stay in Greyton in the Overberg

By Roxanne Reid. When we arrived to stay at The Earthy Inn in Greyton in the Overberg, an African hoopoe was bobbing around on the lawn looking for an afternoon snack. He cocked his head and looked at us, then went back to his task. He reappeared a few times in the three days we […]

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10 things to do at Mara Plains Camp in the Maasai Mara

​By Roxanne Reid. Lions, leopards and cheetahs. The wildebeest migration. Hippos and crocs in the rivers. Open plains dotted with trees and termite mounds. It’s everyone’s dream to experience a safari in Kenya’s Maasai Mara at least once in a lifetime. Here are 10 things to do at Mara Plains Camp in the Maasai Mara. 1.Go on a […]

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Why to visit Genadendal Moravian mission village

By Roxanne Reid. When you take the turnoff from the N2 onto the R406 near Caledon in the Western Cape, chances are you’re on your way to the peaceful little village of Greyton. Learn why to visit Genadendal Moravian mission village – the oldest in Africa – ​5km from Greyton. Originally called Baviaanskloof when it was established […]

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Stay in a treehouse at Tulbagh in the Cape Winelands

​By Roxanne Reid. How would you like to sleep in a treehouse with a view of wildlife, vineyards, orchards and mountains? You can if you book a luxury treehouse at Vindoux Guest Farm at Tulbagh in the Cape Winelands. You’ll find Vindoux Guest Farm & Spa on a country road just outside the town of […]

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Planet Baobab: a quirky camp in Makgadikgadi, Botswana

By Roxanne Reid. About halfway between the dusty little town of Nata and the dusty bigger ​town of Maun on the edge of the Okavango Delta is Planet Baobab, a quirky camp in Makgadikgadi, Botswana. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see a giant cement aardvark on the side of the road. The oversized aardvark stands opposite the […]

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Farmstay near Tulbagh: Eikelaan Farm Cottages

​By Roxanne Reid. The tranquil farming valley of Tulbagh in the Cape Winelands is just 90 minutes away from Cape Town. There are so many things to do here that it makes sense to spend a night or two in the area to enjoy them. We loved our farmstay near Tulbagh at Eikelaan Farm Cottages. […]

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17 things to do in Tulbagh, Cape Winelands

​By Roxanne Reid. Jagged mountains and gnarled old oaks, the curve of a Cape Dutch gable, long rows of vineyards or fruit trees, a farm dam – these are the memories you’ll bring home from Tulbagh. In the Cape Winelands just a 90-minute drive from Cape Town, it’s a place to discover history and magnificent scenery, […]

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5 things I hate about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

By Roxanne Reid. From any of my previous posts about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park you’ll gather that this park that skips across the border between South Africa and Botswana has a special place in my heart. But it’s not perfect. ​Here are 5 things I hate about the Kgalagadi. 1. Roads, roads, roads. The sandy roads are infamous for corrugations that […]

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12 of the best waterholes at Etosha National Park, Namibia

By Roxanne Reid. There are more than 40 waterholes at Etosha National Park, each with its own strengths. We’re so addicted to this park in northern Namibia that we’ve visited nearly 30 times and have got to know the waterholes well. For consistently good wildlife sightings over the years, here are 12 of the best. Etosha […]