Category: KwaZulu-Natal

  • A haven in Pietermaritzburg

    We decided to stay in Pietermaritzburg for Indaba rather than stay in the bustle of Durban.  A wolf likes quiet.  We didn’t regret it for a moment. We stayed at The Jays in the leafy suburb of Clarendon — an establishment favoured by business travellers — that offers bed & breakfast or self-catering. John & […]

  • An old-fashioned (free) National Road

    MOST PEOPLE from the Western Cape probably find toll roads an anathema.  We only have two throughout the whole province — the Huguenot Tunnel and Chapman’s Peak Drive, and one can understand why both are toll roads (although one wonders how long Chapman’s Peak will remain one, given that it’s been such a disaster).  For…

  • Akela goes to Indaba!

    The fantastic people at Durban’s ICC who made arrangements for Akela to visit were all keen to meet her. These photos are the highlights of the people she met — the story on Indaba and our travels there will follow. Most ask if they can touch Akela but only women get lucky — she’s female…