• Oldest house in Johannesburg in Bezuidenhout Valley Park

    The Oldest House in Johannesburg

    A few weeks ago I visited the oldest existing house in Johannesburg. I’m a little confused as to exactly how old the house is. The house standing beside the oldest house was…

  • Rooiberg wine from Robertson Wine Valley

    Two Days in the Robertson Wine Valley

    After our epic two-day journey on the Rovos Rail, my mother and I embarked on an epic weeklong road trip from Cape Town to Joburg. Our first stop was the Robertson Wine…

  • Bread from Croydon Bakery

    This Is the East: Croydon Bakery

    Welcome to an occasional blog series called “This Is the East”, featuring hidden spots on Johannesburg’s East Rand. First up: the Croydon Bakery. Some background: A few weeks ago, a nice guy named…

  • Jackal in Dinokeng

    A Quick Visit to the Dinokeng Game Reserve

    I recently went to the Dinokeng Game Reserve for a quick, one-night media visit. Dinokeng opened officially in 2011 — pieced together from a bunch of private farms — and is the…

  • Hot air ballooning at Bill Harrops

    Hot Air Ballooning Over South Africa

    I have a terrible cold, my second in a month. (How is this even possible?) The last thing I felt like doing this morning was waking up at 4:30 a.m. and driving…

  • Johanna and Sunday in their food truck

    A Tour of Johannesburg Food Trucks

    Lonely Planet recently asked me to do some research about Jozi food trucks for a book about food trucks in different cities around the world. Dream assignment! Once I started investigating the…