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February 2013

South Africa’s Lush Garden Route

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The first step for most South Africa travelers who make it out of Cape Town (which can be difficult, since Cape Town is fucking awesome) is The Garden Route, an expanse of coastline that stretches Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, roughly halfway along the South African seaboard. Say “molo” to my South Africa travel guide […]

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Dispatches from the Tip of Africa

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It might not be the ends of the Earth – or even of its own continent – but the Cape of Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It is among of the most dramatic, haunting and evocative landscapes I’ve ever seen.

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Yes, There Are Penguins in South Africa

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I won’t lie: This post mostly consists of photos of African penguins, and me gushing about how cute they are.

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How To Visit Cape Town’s Wineries

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With the explosion in popularity of South African wines in recent years, it would seem silly to travel all the way to South Africa without going directly to the source. Unfortunately, the process of getting to said source can be kind of a hassle.

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Survival and Smiles

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“Survival,” the eccentric man driving the car away from central Cape Town explained. “Life in Khayelitsha township is about survival. Any more questions?”

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