Hi, are you here because you love elephant? World Elephant has just passed and each year I summarise the progress or deterioration of the care of or destruction of these wonderful giants. We need to be the voices for our wildlife.
The ups and downs of a week living through a science fiction war movie in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. We are all rubbing our brows, wondering “what on earth happened?” 7 days of amazement, fear, foraging for food & fuel together with a healthy dose of miracles. July 11 – 19, 2021
Snippets of life as a farmers daughter in Zimbabwe in the 1970’s. What a joyful time spent with family and friends despite a terrorist war.
Three best friends travel to the desert, mesmerised by murmurations of birds, scorched by searing sun, dreaming starlit dreams, meeting strange people and heading into an almighty storm – an analogy – nature vs life
Even normal domestic travel can have its nasty twists and turns. Expect the unexpected. My experience of the release of reformed alcoholics set free on a train destined for home. Eye opening for an 18-year-old farm girl!
If you love stories of big adventures taken by little people, this is your place to stop for 5 minutes, board the Steam Train & vacation to Mozambique from Rhodesia with me in the early 70’s.
The journey through Mozambique in 2019 raised many questions about abandoned buildings scattered like salt & pepper everywhere en route (an 8& half hour drive), Why would solidly built homes, shops, hotels & farmhouses stand empty for 40 years? Are they cursed? Do the original Portuguese who fled the country after the coup still own them? And if they do, why would this deal remain in tact after a coup and independence breaking ties with Portugal?Does someone have some answers for me?
The weather in Africa is unpredictable. We set out mid summer only to be blown away by crazy, under a dark threatening cloudcover.
However, for us this day, exploring Kruger on a miserable day turned into a magical outing.
When I interviewed the golden full moon she shared her secret thoughts and wonderings whilst hovering over this mysterious magicaal piece on Earth, the Kruger National Park.
Sugar popularity is lessening and when you read this you will learn how harmful growing it is for the environment and nature around the farms. Fires, chemicals, water abuse.
In South Africa we have a rainbow choice of phrases, expressions and words. We also have our own unique undersstanding of how the “system” works here. Have a laugh on us.
A Kruger day of scares, delight and adventure all on my own in “Susie, the bug”. Conversations with strangers & mirages of animals. A thermos flask of condensed milk coffee & sanies
I have great respect for Guides & Trackers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm, endurance and willingness to share are wonderful. Take a Safari one day.
Written August 2019 So there we are, languishing in the back of our Camper on a glorious African winter afternoon, at Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World you really must visit). On the front seat there is a magical shopping bag filled with...
Useful phone numbers, gate entrance times and emergency details for Snares, bookings, late arrival, malaria hotline etc. Not updated after 2020
Where do I begin to plan a Safari to wild Africa? I will tell you here.
Ever wonder why Game Parks call visitors to return time and again? Here I will give you a taste of why.
Beware Elephant unpredictability, learn the signs to stay safe in the wild
I turn my back and walk away for the last time. Follow my Spiritual Journey to this African country, Mozambique. Memories of a strange land, same but different – age 10 last visited until I turned 55.
Plagues of Africa, experienced in Moz on this trip. Mosquitoes, floods and traffic police. Mix in the ingredients of smiles, cashew nuts and perfect seaside. Oh what a mix of colours, tastes, sounds and feelings.