Northern Cape

Riding the Blue Train of South Africa is one of the most enjoyable ways to see this beautiful country

Last March, we took the Blue Train of South Africa from Cape Town to Pretoria. It’s a relaxing two-night journey on beautiful train. If you have the time, this is the best way to get to Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, from the Western Cape. Moreover, you get to see Kimberely, the capital of …

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Hotel ghost stories in Africa for Halloween

Everyone loves a good ghost story even if they know it’ll give them nightmares later – and I’m no exception, in my never-ending Travelife. There’s something thrilling about listening to someone else’s tales of eerie moans and white apparitions in the company of friends, knowing these aren’t happening to you. And since it’s Halloween 2017, I thought I’d recall some eerie hotel experiences. …

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Remembering a really good chicken meal at Nando’s Peri Peri in South Africa

Today, in Tokyo living a Travelife, the discussion at lunch turned to Nando’s Peri Peri, the favourite chicken restaurant of everyone in South Africa. One of my friends wants to bring the Nando’s franchise to Japan after having tasted the famous peri peri chicken in South Africa.  It was love at first bite. Scroll down …

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Food as art at Johannesburg Airport’s Slow Lounge, on the way to Durban for a spa holiday

At the Big Hole in Northern Cape, South Africa Last May, I was in South Africa, and it was a typical Travelife of a week. I had just accompanied a large group of friends and readers on a marathon trip around Johannesburg, and to the Northern Cape and Pilansberg National Park. This extremely enjoyable trip …

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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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Fascinating tribal art in South Africa’s Northern Cape. And a great Travelife to South Africa coming up soon.

At the private villa of the Oppenheimer family of De Beers fame & fortunein Northern Cape, South Africa I’ve been thinking a lot about my three previous trips to South Africa in the last 18 months, because my fourth trip is coming up sooner rather than later, in my never-endingly eventful Travelife. It’s a pretty …

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Back to South Africa for a Travelife trip with our readers and friends

Last Friday, we officially closed our Travelife South Africa trip this May as we’re fully booked. It looks like a very nice group of Travelife readers and friends, and I’m happy to see so many repeat travelers on our list. Quite a lot of the participants have already joined us on Travelife trips somewhere in …

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All about a great malva pudding and my last few sunsets in Northern Cape, South Africa’s Tsuwalu Game Reserve

The other day, I landed in the private airstrip of the Tsuwalu Game Reserve, which is the finest safari lodge in the Northern Cape. It’s contemporary and minimalist, and very comfortable. Service is sleek and friendly, and there is utter privacy. Best of all, it’s got some great game viewing, although it’s not the place …

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