Month: May 2014

Walking the fields of Fordoun in South Africa's Midlands, and remembering school in Tokyo

Fordoun Hotel & Spa in South Africa.This is what I wake up to every morning. Yesterday, in South Africa living a Travelife, I took a long walk around the fields, hills and ponds of Fordoun, a beautiful spa in the Drakensberg mountains. This is where I have been spending a long chill-out weekend before hopping …

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A solo holiday in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa

Sunset and a view of the Drakensberg rangefrom my terrace today Good evening from a spa in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, living a never-ending Travelife. This morning, at 54 on Bath Hotel in Johannesburg, our group of Travelife Magazine readers and friends all woke up early to head for Johannesburg’s OR Tambo …

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Scenes from the Travelife Magazine gastronomic dinner at Morrells in Johannesburg last night

Good morning from Johannesburg, living a Travelife. We had a very lovely gastronomic dinner for Travelife Magazine readers and friends last night at Morrells.  Morrells is a beautiful five-star boutique hotel and restaurant with a private dining venue that is reportedly a favorite of many of Johannesburg’s movers and shakers, including the president of South …

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Second time around at Maropeng, one of South Africa's best museums

In South Africa today, living and loving a Travelife, we visited the Cradle of Humankind, just outside Johannesburg. This is located about 40 kilometers away from Johannesburg. This is an amazing complex and the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage site are the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng. Maropeng is one of South Africa’s best museums. …

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A gastronomic dinner at Butler's and ghosts at the Kimberley Club in Northern Cape

The other day, in the Northern Cape of South Africa, living a Travelife, we organized a lovely gastronomic dinner for Travelife readers and friends on a Travelife to South Africa with us. This dinner was held at the best fine dining restaurant in Kimberley, capital of the Northern Cape. The restaurant is called Butler’s, and …

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Up close and personal with the cheetah in South Africa

Good morning from the road, driving from the Free State back to Johannesburg, and then on to Pilansberg National Park in beautiful South Africa. We’ve been having great fun, and tomorrow we’re off on a safari drive at Pilansberg National Park. Pilansberg is one of South Africa’s great national parks. I hope everyone gets to …

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At the Big Hole, famous for De Beers diamonds, in Kimberley, South Africa

Yesterday, in South Africa’s Northern Cape, living a Travelife, we visited The Big Hole in the old mining town of Kimberley — the most famous diamond mine in the world. This was my second time to visit this diamond site in six months. Scroll down to read more… THE GHOST TOWN OF A GHOST TOWN …

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An exclusive safari experience for Travelife Magazine readers and friends in Northern Cape, South Africa

Good morning from beautiful Northern Cape, in South Africa, living a Travelife. We’re on a most enjoyable Travelife to South Africa with a group of our readers and friends, and it’s been one great experience after another. Scroll down to read more… FULLY BOOKED FOR TRAVELIFE Yesterday, we booked the entire Mattanu Game Reserve in …

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Sunday afternoon in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Market on Main and Apartheid Museum

Today was a very enjoyable day in Johannesburg, spent with a nice group of Travelife Magazine friends and readers, living a never-ending Travelife. In the afternoon, we headed downtown to the Maboneng Arts Center, in a rather derelict part of town that is experiencing a comeback and is starting to be very cool — full …

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