“The views were immensely wide. Everything that you saw made for greatness and freedom, and unequalled nobility.” ― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa Tracker Joy was perched in his spotter’s seat, fixed … Continue reading #18 On Safari: Up close and personal with South Africa’s wild animals
The views of Table Mountain, flanked on the west by Lion’s Head and on the east by Devil’s Peak, are riveting. But for the political prisoners held there between 1961 and 1994, this spectacular vista from Robben Island must have been a torment. Our tour of the island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1964 to 1982, was one which scoured the inside of my mind.
Outside our tent-style cabin at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge, gentle zebra with shadowed stripes grazed alongside swirly-horned nyala (an antelope native to Southern Africa). Monkeys cavorted between the guest rooms … Continue reading Out in the Bush: Cheetahs and other animals
The heel of my thumb felt tense and bruised and my body still felt hollowed out by the stream of adrenaline that had flowed through it. That morning I’d been … Continue reading In the Ostrich Capital of the World