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...
One&Only
There's one very significant contradictory and confusing element of being South African. Amidst the terrible disappointment and uncertainty of #grants #housing #jobs #junk #nuclear #water #eskom, our country and its citizens refuse to just trudge on, they stand resilient, and our cities defy the African odds. Joburg's Sandton is the continent's richest square mile, Durban was acknowledged by Mercer...

Finding Freedom

Finding freedom After weeks of school tests, drama rehearsals and play performances for one daughter, dance recitals for the other, flu circling like a cloud over the house, and some musical beds with the toddler, my wife and I wholly accepted the fact that we were battle weary. In the privileged position to seek out a family holiday to get...