Category Archives: Guide

Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Gansbaai is a pretty fishing village, near Hermanus, with a small human population, and a considerable shark population. Gansbaai has made a name for itself as the best place in the world for shark cage diving, offering the highest chance of multiple encounters and crystal clear, warm waters. While many shark varieties inhabit the seas […]

African Safaris for Disabled People

An African safari has a high priority in many people’s lives “to do” lists, but safaris are consistently portrayed as being for able-bodied outdoor enthusiasts. However, safaris and other adventure activities for disabled people and those with limited mobility are a rapidly growing market, and there are more options now than ever. Even so, the decision […]

Twenty-four hours on the Shire River

Stepping onto the “M.V. Mangunda” was like being absorbed into an other-worldly bubble. Though the road from Lake Malawi’s shore at Mangochi town to Liwonde was nearly empty of cars it was a nerve-wracking, two-hour drive as wandering dogs and goats, unpredictable ox-carts and overladen trucks, darting children, weaving bicyclists, preoccupied vendors and reckless mini-buses […]

Best Time to Visit South Africa – And What to Do

A trip to South Africa doesn’t have to coincide with the seasons.  Cape Town is stunning in summer, and the Drakensberg is majestic covered in winter snows, but there are great reasons to visit all year round.   If you’re heading to South Africa out of peak season, you might be surprised at how much there is to do and see, […]