Exceptional places to visit in 2019

Planning a trip for 2019? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors. 

Southern Africa’s best national parks

Where to go for the best safari experiences in southern Africa. 

From Swaziland to eSwatini

April 2018 saw Mswati III announce that Swaziland – the name given to the country by the British – would be no more.

Six alternative winter breaks

If you’re tired of turkey, mince pies and endless present wrapping, then this is for you.

Hip, hippo, hooray!

In March 2011, Matt McGinn, manager of Mbuluzi Game Reserve, faced an unusual dilemma.

Interview with Mike Unwin

We chat to eSwatini author Mike Unwin about his experiences in the tiny African kingdom. 


This practice, which featured in Alexander McCall- Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books set in Botswana, remains a problem across southern Africa.

Snake Woman

Author Mike Unwin watches Thea Litschka-Koen at work.

Stop the press!

Mike Unwin shares some amusing scoops found in the Swazi news.