Safari snippets

August 12, 2017

World Elephant Day

In homage to World Elephant Day (12 August 2017)  here are some previously unpublished photos of elephants by the brilliant photographer Roy Terlien, who happens to live around the corner from me. […]
July 25, 2017

Volcano Tourism in Tanzania

Ol Doingyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania is about to explode! Tourism today is about experiences; seeing and doing the kind of things you don’t do at home. It doesn’t get […]
June 30, 2017

Kruger Park Enforces Daily Visitor Quotas

To manage Kruger National Park’s human carrying capacity, there is a daily quota for the number of day visitors. You can pre-book for day visits in three time slots, but […]
June 9, 2017

Knysna Guest Houses & Hotels Burned to the Ground

Massive bush fires swept through the Garden Route holiday towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (early June 2017) because of very strong Berg winds (hot winds from the interior), burning […]
April 24, 2017

5 Day Guide to Happiness in Knysna

We had never met but still made ourselves at home in each other’s house for a couple of weeks. It was my first Home Exchange and I lucked out in […]