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Past and present collide in Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. I’ve talked before about how diamonds at Kolmanskop were so plentiful in the early 1900s that you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. The [...]

Magical tree house in the Baviaanskloof

​By Roxanne Reid. As a child I dreamed of climbing the Magic Faraway Tree to find a different world among its branches. Spending a night in a magical tree house in [...]

Kolmanskop: why to visit Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. Diamonds so plentiful you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. And then they were gone. People lived and worked here, but the wind [...]

Soar in a hot air balloon over Sossusvlei in Namibia

By Roxanne Reid. It was cold there in the desert before dawn, our lips blue, noses pinched. But we didn’t mind. Wrapped in warm jackets and beanies, we were about [...]

The thrill of a sunset drive in the Kgalagadi

​By Roxanne Reid. If you only have two or three days in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, you want to make the most of your time there. Going on a guided [...]

48 hours in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

By Roxanne Reid. In some 40 visits to the Kalahari we’ve racked up about 400 days. And they’ve always been exhilarating. But on a recent trip around the Northern Cape’s [...]

Why to love the Skilpad chalets in Namaqualand

By Roxanne Reid. There are just four chalets in the Skilpad section of the Namaqua National Park near Kamieskroon in the Northern Cape, but lots of reasons to love them. [...]

17 things to do at Augrabies Falls National Park

​By Roxanne Reid. Some 120km west of Upington in the Northern Cape is a landscape that could be from another planet. Although it’s the Augrabies Falls that lures visitors here, you’ll [...]

12 reasons to visit Namaqua National Park

​By Roxanne Reid. If you hear the word Namaqualand, it’s a fair bet that the words ‘spring flowers’ will instantly pop into your head. But the Namaqua National Park near [...]

Gorge Cottage, Augrabies: best view in South Africa

​By Roxanne Reid. If you want to stay in a cottage with one of the best views in South Africa, head for Oranjekom viewpoint in the Augrabies Falls National Park in [...]

15 things to do at Mokala National Park

By Roxanne Reid. Mokala is a malaria-free park that lies off the N12 about 75 kilometres southwest of Kimberley – a perfect stopover between Cape Town and Johannesburg. But don’t [...]

Gannakouriep, Richtersveld: find ‘nothing’ and love it

By Roxanne Reid. Prozac for the soul. That’s what I called the chapter about the Richtersveld in my book A Walk in the Park. Four or five visits later, nothing has [...]

Why to visit Totties Farm Kitchen near Knysna

By Roxanne Reid. If ever you get a chance to explore the Rheenendal Ramble – an informal lucky packet of stops along the Rheenendal Road 15km west of Knysna on [...]