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15 things to do in Paternoster on the West Coast

By Roxanne Reid. For the locals, life in Paternoster still revolves around the sea. Fishing is the historical lifeblood of the village and fishermen still go out almost every day [...]

Elgin and Hermanus: road trip into the Cape Overberg

​By Roxanne Reid. When last did you go online to book a little getaway? And which accommodation aggregator did you use? I’ve just used Accommodation Direct for the first time [...]

Save up to 54% on South African national parks book

By Roxanne Reid. It’s February, the month of love. And because I love South Africa’s national parks and wild spaces, I’m offering a special price countdown deal on my e-book A [...]

8 best things to do on safari in Botswana

​By Roxanne Reid. Landlocked in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is one of the most diverse safari experiences on the continent. Every day will reveal something new and thrilling. [...]

Why Namibia’s Ai-Ais Resort didn’t rock my socks

By Roxanne Reid. The first time we went to Namibia’s Ai-Ais resort in the Fish River Canyon in the 1990s, campers were packed in so tight you couldn’t have found space [...]

Cliffhanger cottages near Knysna: escape to the country

By Roxanne Reid. I love back roads, forests, wilderness and the sounds of nature. Given that I live in a city, my holiday happiness depends on finding these things, no [...]

Why you’ll love Monkeyland near Plettenberg Bay

By Roxanne Reid. Take a holiday on South Africa’s Garden Route and you’ll find lots of things to keep you amused. If you’re looking for a great day out for [...]

Thali Thali: West Coast getaway an hour from Cape Town

By Roxanne Reid. It used to be a cattle farm. Then it reinvented itself as a game and fynbos reserve in 2011. I’m talking about Thali Thali Game Lodge, a West [...]

7 things to do at Blackwaters River Lodge, Garden Route

​By Roxanne Reid. Everyone knows the Garden Route is beautiful. And there’s so much to do that you could pack in three activities a day for two weeks and still [...]

Why to visit Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary near Plett

​By Roxanne Reid. I’ve never wanted to see tigers, jaguars or cougars in South Africa, simply because they don’t belong here and I don’t enjoy seeing wild animals in captivity. [...]

Spend a night in jail at Willowmore in the Karoo

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]