Highlights in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa
Highlights in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa. Ask most travellers and they’ll tell you that they’d rather avoid Johannesburg if at all..
The Blue Train: Crossing South Africa in Luxury | Adventurous Kate
Of all overland journeys, I’m not sure anything can top my experience in South Africa: riding from Pretoria to Cape Town on the Blue Train. The Blue Train, you see, is a FANCY TRAIN. The kind of train that requires men to wear jackets and ties and ladies to don elegant eveningwear. The kind of … The Blue Train: Crossing South Africa in Luxury Read More »
Emily Hobhouse - Beloved Traitor
Emily Hobhouse, Beloved Traitor, by Elsabe Brits, published by Tafelberg, 2016, 336 pages, illustrated. A few weeks ago I reviewed Rob Eales’ book on Emily Hobhouse and the Boer War published by UCT Press in 2015 (The Compassionate Englishwoman - click here to view). I was drawn to that book because it concentrated on the Boer War years and the experiences of Emily Hobhouse as