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The engines were revving high. The first few months of the year had taken my plans and goals and run amok, laughing in the face of my aspirations. The first quarter had literally demolished my calm, leaving me with only one option, a 2018 reboot. Hold power down and restart. Given the urgency, my wife and I took a leap...

Sweni Fever

The Fever Tree is a wonderfully intelligent and creative organism of Mother Nature. A striking pistachio trunk sprouts thorny branches with green leaves and yellow pom-pom flowers. But here's the magic. It also has a "sacrificial limb", a single branch that turns brown and dies as the tree funnels all the toxins that harm the tree into one place,...
The Oyster Box in Umhlanga has been the city's finest luxury property for almost seven decades. Owned by internationally-renowned Red Carnation Hotels and legendary hoteliers Bea and Stanley Tollman, the establishment oozes old-world opulence spiked with modern flair and bold colour. It's a wish list tick for luxury travellers and parents. Perched on the shoreline overlooking Umhlanga's lighthouse, the iconic...
10 parents, 14 children and one long weekend. In my world that's regarded as outnumbered. It can also be a little stressful when walking the tightrope of a luxury travel writing assignment, navigating the chicane of parenting - and the treacherous tasks of feeding and discipline - and generally being a relaxed likable member of the human race with...
Stoney Cottage view
The Garden Route takes the lion's share of the glory when it comes to the Western Cape's claim to being among the world's most beautiful. But those in the know in South Africa also quietly celebrate the lesser known treasures of the west coast's N7 and the R62 into the Karoo.  The arid scrub of the Karoo extends for hundreds of...