I’m lucky enough to have been to South Africa around thirty times, so The Times recently picked my brains on what I thought would make a great two week introductory itinerary down there.

There are three pages to this but because of copy-write issues I can’t publish it all here – if you want to see the whole thing you need to be an online subscriber to the Times. Sorry!

It’s nearly the end of the year and suddenly you realise you have a few days holiday left over, which you can’t carry into 2017. For the Times recently I came up with a few ideas on where to use those few precious days of freedom… (click on each page to enlarge).

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In January we slipped away from London’s winter and headed to Dar es Salaam and the Selous game reserve in Tanzania for a safari, followed by a week further south to Cape Town, South Africa. Here’s a short video shot by our friends Erika and Henry who came with us.