Who had the golden balls to pick the World Cup winners?

We’ve a World Cup winner!

July 24th, 2010 in African travel by Sarah Lee 1

We’ve been pretty remiss and can only apologise for not announcing this before but as you know we’ve recently been swept away on a tide of music at the Benicassim Music Festival. And with approximately a week spent in sunny Spain (where wifi was free but dismally slow at our hotel) we weren’t able to post about the winner of our World Cup score predictions competition. So here goes…

The Cradle of Humankind where our earliest ancestors were found

Five unmissable South African attractions

July 11th, 2010 in African travel by Terry Lee 2

After Spain and the Netherlands battled it out to be World Cup champions (well done Spain!!) we’re reflecting on what a brilliant competition South Africa has put on. In honour of this incredible country we give you five of our favourite South African attractions. It’s difficult to choose just five so we’ve gone for something slightly more unusual than the likes of Table Mountain and Robben Island (though both of these are pretty good as well of course).

Yes, the rhino is bigger than a saloon car

Savour a safari

July 5th, 2010 in African travel by Terry Lee 1

If you’re in South Africa for the World Cup then you’ll clearly have football on your mind. But with its wild landscape within reach it would be a pity not to take in a safari. Indelibly etched on my memory is the country’s wildlife and in particular my first ever safari. From Bushwillow, a lodge set in a reserve near Hluhluwe Umfolozi in KwaZulu Natal, we had daily encounters with the wildlife that surrounded our accommodation.

At the Cape of Good Hope

Hit the road for a Cape adventure

June 10th, 2010 in African travel by Terry Lee 0

If travel is about the journey as much as the destination South Africa has it all, with some brilliant opportunities to take to the road. Just one of the great trips we undertook was from Cape Town along the Cape Peninsular to Cape Point – a journey of some 65 kilometres encapsulating awesome landscapes.

World Cup scores - they're in your hands

Make your World Cup predictions

June 4th, 2010 in African travel by Sarah Lee 5

It’s a knock out – the finest festival of football on the planet is hotting up so make your score predictions in our World Cup 2010 competition. This is your chance to be a World Cup winner – the person with the most points gets the latest fab guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, courtesy of our friends at Lonely Planet.

Goats. Up a Tree!

Goats Climb Trees – a walk on Morocco’s wild side

April 13th, 2010 in African travel by Sarah Lee 2

I thought it was a great name for a band. Goats Climb Trees would undoubtedly play some sort of indie rock, like Arctic Monkeys. But then our guide told us that in Morocco goats really do climb trees. We made sure we got photographic evidence of this great spectacle.