The Sani Pass

Bloody obvious with hindsight, but let me just reiterate the point, so no other backpacker tries…

Five Days in Lesotho

I only had five days in Lesotho, but it was enough to let me see that…

Apartheid and discrimination in South Africa

When I mentioned about Apartheid on my Twitter timeline, I assumed it was a reference that…

Perceptions of Soweto

Soweto. South West Township. Somewhat boring name, but those six letters encompass so much about recent…

South Africa: Overview

So, I didn’t spend that long in South Africa, maybe a week in total, but I…

Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is the largest ruined civilisation you have never heard of. Part of the ruins…

The Matapos and Cecil Rhodes

It’s hard to talk about Africa and not mention colonialism; its effects down here in Southern…

A Day Trip to Chobe National Park

Botswana – cue images of hippos, elephants, and crocodiles, easily visible on a luxury safari. When…

A Day Trip to Victoria Falls, Zambia

To most people, the name “Victoria Falls” conjures up an image of a vast cascade of…

Livingstone: The Town, The Man, The Tree

The heat hit me as soon as I stepped off the plane. Tentatively hopping across the…