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By Roxanne Reid. Staying in quirky, different places is always a kick, whether it’s in a tree house or a cave, on a train or a houseboat. So imagine my thrill when I got to [...]

The Hollywoods and the hippo

It was early June in Zambia’s South Luangwa National park and we had just opened camp. The first set of guests were enjoying excellent sightings. Lion and leopard were in [...]

It’s time to stand tall for imperilled giraffes

Pardon the pun, but it’s time to stick our necks out for giraffes. We have mistakenly taken the world’s tallest mammal for granted, fretting far more about other beloved animals [...]

Where to stay in Paternoster, West Coast

By Roxanne Reid. White sandy beaches, blue seas, fishing boats and seafood – these are just a few of many things that make Paternoster a popular getaway. Whether you’re looking [...]

Can Japanese say no to ivory products?

I’m a Japanese woman married to a British diplomat. We keep moving places every 3 to 4 years and currently live in Malawi after staying four years in Kenya. Since [...]

Do not fear ISO

I have decided to write this blog on the fear that most photographers have of ISO. I did chat about it on my Instagram and Snapchat stories so if you [...]

A Transformation of Ngamo Plains

Rains in Hwange have brought a spring to everyone’s step and a remarkable transformation…

Voices of Botswana: the jovial host

By Roxanne Reid. When you arrive on the main deck of DumaTau Camp in Botswana’s Linyanti, you’ll be blown away by the fresh, neutral-toned spaces and the sweeping views over [...]

Behind the frame: Leopard and the Moon

I received a number of enquiries asking about how I created this image after sharing it on Instagram and Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Let’s start by dismissing some [...]

“Bush Buddies” brings learners from different sides of the socio-economic divide together and closer to nature

In a context where young South Africans still struggle to connect across entrenched divides, and preserving the environment frequently falls to the bottom of a long national priority list, Limpopo’s [...]

!Khwa ttu: learn about the San near Yzerfontein

By Roxanne Reid. The San have inhabited Africa for thousands of years but modern ‘civilisation’ hasn’t treated them kindly. Now there’s a Fair Trade Tourism project that trains them in [...]

Zimbabwe’s funny money: Bane or boon

Six months after it first announced the bond notes, Zimbabwe, at the end of November, finally introduced the currency to an apprehensive market. Reactions to the currency – like everything [...]

Top 10 safari spots for 2017

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania If a safari is on your 2017 bucket list, Acacia Africa’s round up of the top ten “must visit” parks and reserves could be well worth [...]

Let your photography reflect

Something that is quite fun to try out is trying to create an image as a reflection. Photographing a reflection creates a unique image of an often photographed subject by [...]

8 Paternoster restaurants worth visiting

By Roxanne Reid. You’ve spent the day exploring the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and lighthouse, walking on the beach at Paternoster on the West Coast and kayaking in the sea. [...]

African deforestation: 3 ways to reduce our footprint

Africa perhaps isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you think about deforestation – we typically hear more dire warnings and gloomy predictions about the impact of tree [...]

What Trump’s victory means for Africans in America

The election is over, Donald J. Trump is now the President-elect of the United States and the inevitability of Hillary Clinton turned out not to be so inevitable after all. [...]

12 things to do in and around Riebeek Kasteel

By Roxanne Reid. The history of Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland goes back a long, long way, as stone-age tools and KhoiSan art found in the mountains around it show. [...]

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Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and lighthouse, Paternoster

By Roxanne Reid. When you visit Paternoster on the West Coast, one of the highlights is the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve & lighthouse about 5km away along a gravel road. [...]