The River Lodge: Where Elephants Wander

* This article originally appeared here on Mzanzitravel magazine It had only been a day and already I’d become accustomed to the sight of animals passing by the river bed before my suite. For a Capetonian accustomed to years of drought, the best place to watch this unfold was from the raised bathtub, indulging in…

3 Wellington Love Stories You Should Know

* This article was originally commissioned for food24 The Wellington wine region is only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, and deserves more credit for its varied and impressive wine offerings. I chose to taste my way through three of the farms and share three love stories I encountered on-route. DUNSTONE: A love for South…

Christmas Wishlist 2018

After hearing countless times how difficult it is to shop for guys, I decided to put together a list of some of my (mostly) new favourite things. Hopefully this will help you fill those Christmas stockings a little easier – or if you’ve already filled it, that next birthday gift. WOODFORD RESERVE’S DOUBLE OAKED I…

Men’s Hair Tutorial: The Barber & The Product

After been asked multiple times what my top hair styling suggestions are, I decided to partner with the two brands that make sure my hair is always on top form, and make this tutorial where you’ll meet my barber Viggo (one half of We Married Hair) and London Grooming products. Watch below for the full…

Journey to the Last Outpost

* This article first appeared here on Traveller24. The Journey Something caught Samuel’s attention. He gently brought the open-top safari vehicle to a stop. Lifting the binoculars to his eyes, a ‘wow’ followed suit, exclaimed in his deeply resonant voice. He had spotted some of the season’s first European Rollers and was eager to show…

Botswana Through My Lens

*This artilce first appeared here on Journey Magazine. Go Tsamaya Ke Go Bona There’s a proverb in Botswana which says ‘go tsamaya ke go bona’. This loosely translates to travel is to see.As with many African expressions however, there’s a richer meaning hiding humbly below the surface. My recent travels through Botswana showed me that…

The Beautiful Road to Hell

* This artilce first appeared here on Getaway Magazine. Backs straining, and breath short, they slowly descend the steep valley side. A gasp as one of the donkeys loses its footing, but quickly corrects itself. Sweat is often mixed with blood on the treacherous almost two-day journey from home to the nearest civilization, only accessible…

A RED Staycation

The Silo District is the elegantly-edgy new enclave of Cape Town’s famed V & A Waterfront. Cities come alive when creative forms of reimagining take place around their older or more rougher edges, and the Silo District is one of these. What once was a working grain silo, and the tallest building in Africa, now…

Plett Wine Region: The Garden Route’s Hidden Gem

*A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Saturday Citizen, 22/09/2018 Plettenberg Bay may be known for its pristine beaches and matchless natural beauty, but a handful of wine farms are quickly proving that this part of the has a hidden gem worth sharing. 14 emerging vineyards contribute to a boutique winelands offering…

A Paarl Winelands Experience

* This article originally appeared here on Food24 The largest town in the Cape Winelands, Paarl, is only a 35 minute drive from Cape Town, and often overlooked for some of her wineland neighbours. Having spent a weekend there, I discovered why it’s worth taking some friends to enjoy its hidden gems. Nederburg I knew that…