Mpumalanga, South Africa

When people visit South Africa, it’s usually a major city, the Garden Route along the southern cape, or perhaps a game reserve. We had other ideas, and along with Nicola’s family, we set off to spend a week in Mpumalanga. It rhymes with a cockney saying ‘mango’. After a long flight from London to Johannesburg we picked up our hire cars and drove to Sabie, … Continue reading Mpumalanga, South Africa

Cape Point National Park, South Africa

South Africa. Famous for its wild zebras, lions, elephants, wildebeest and springbok. Not particularly penguins. But in 1982, a colony of penguins appeared and settled near the Cape Point National Park. So we decided to visit them. We rose early, and headed south to Boulders Beach, where we were promised the chance to see Africa’s only wild penguin colony. I have absolutely no idea how … Continue reading Cape Point National Park, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

I’m lucky enough to have some great friends. One of these great friends is Georgina, who conveniently happens to work for Virgin Atlantic. When she offered Andy and I the chance to visit Cape Town with her, we jumped at the chance, and found the city to be a wonderful, vibrant place. We rented an apartment which looked over the Green Point stadium and the bay … Continue reading Cape Town, South Africa