Safari snippets

June 4, 2015

Italian fix at the Michelangelo in Johannesburg

  Florence was calling me – a wedding in the Tuscan countryside and a beeline to see Michelangelo’s David who is threatening to topple off his plinth because of weak […]
June 3, 2015

Finding Renaissance; DaVinci Hotel, Johannesburg

Forces beyond my understanding have been leading me towards a Renaissance in which Da Vinci keeps making an appearance. Firstly I visited the internationally roving Da Vinci exhibition at the […]
May 5, 2015

New Swaziland Map – hooray!

How to ask directions in Swaziland (or Africa in general): Wrong Question: "Which way is ....?" Right Question: "Is this the way to ...?" The first allows any answer because you haven't been specific enough and there isn't a Yes/No option. Not wanting to disappoint you, you might just get told any direction. The second leads the helpful person to choose Yes or No, which should give a greater chance of success.
November 1, 2014

De Hoop Nature Reserve – whales galore!

August 2014: I was told there were about 600 Southern Right Whales in the bay at De Hoop Nature Reserve, about 4 hours drive east along the coast from Cape […]
October 24, 2014

Ebola in Africa – you can still come on safari to southern and east Africa

Ebola is a terrifying virus, but what you need to know is that the nearest case of Ebola is +-3,000 miles/5,000 kilometres from any of the safari areas mentioned on […]