Saturday, 24 January 2015

Victoria Falls

You would not believe how long this spot has been on my bucket list and yes, we do cross that famous bridge where Rhodesian independence was sealed. Not only that but we get to stop half way across to enjoy the view.

We have an overnight here at the Victoria Falls Hotel, and this evening we are going for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Tomorrow I might just opt for what is called the Flight of Angels above the falls. It's an arm and a leg but what the hell! You only live once and you can't take it with you.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Today we get off the train for a couple of days at Zeerust in the north of South Africa and transfer to the Madikwe Game Reserve for a couple of nights stay at the Tau Game Lodge.

In a couple of days time we reboard the train at Gabarone and then move on to Plumtree to cross the border into Zimbabwe.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Moving on from Cape Town

Today we leave Cape Town behind and get on board this magnificent beast. This is the Rovos Rail train 'Pride of Africa' which on this occasion is heading north towards Kimberley and then on to Pretoria.

If you have to rough it on a train, then you need to do it in style. Here's a picture of our cabin on the train...

Monday, 12 January 2015

Out of Africa...

Well, into Africa actually because I'm off on my travels again.

This time I'm heading for South Africa where I'm spending a few days in the Cape Grace Hotel on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The plan is to pop down to Cape Point and up to the winelands before moving on, so blogging will be light for the next few weeks. I'll tell you more later...

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Merry Christmas 2015 everybody...!

Yes, it's Christmas time again...

Every year it seems to get earlier and earlier doesn't it? A couple of years back, my readers thought I was mad when I wished them Happy Christmas in June. Last year it was April...

...but this year it's the 7th January. Beat that if you can!!!

My good friend ChasC has sent me a copy of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds latest brochure which dropped through his letterbox this week. The theatre's pantomime for 2015 is Jack and the Beanstalk and - you guessed it - tickets are now on sale.