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The Cradle of Humankind: Does the past have a future?

  • February 02, 2015 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

A recent visit to the World Heritage Site of the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng, the Visitor Centre, took me back 40 years ago to a trip I made then with the late, legendary paleoanthropologist, Professor Phillip Tobias. It also took me back millions of years ago to the time when early hominids roamed these hills and valleys.

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Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon

  • January 17, 2015 | Kate Turkington | Category: Radio, Travel

Magical Mystical Peru

  • December 27, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Radio, Travel

Most people, when they hear the name Peru, go a bit misty-eyed and thoughtful. The name conjures up visions of lost civilizations, ancient mystical ruins, towering mountain peaks, friendly genuine people, and of course, the mighty Amazon. It’s one of those almost mythical travel destinations that’s on most people’s wish-list.

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Living the dream in Mauritius

  • December 03, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Radio, Travel

All the clichés are true – glorious golden beaches, turquoise seas, coral reefs alive with brightly coloured fish, soft tropical breezes, exceptionally friendly people, great service and scrumptious food. Mauritius is the template for the perfect island holiday.

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Melkkamer Cottage – De Hoop Nature Reserve Southern Cape

  • November 22, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Radio, Travel

I think I’ve just discovered one of my favourite places in all of South Africa – the 1872 Melkkamer Cottage in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Southern Cape.


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Morocco – land of mystery, mountains, ancient kingdoms and much more…

  • November 15, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

I first went to this captivating country over a decade ago, and fell in love with it immediately.
It’s a country of contrasts, from high barren mountains and rocky snow-covered passes, to burning deserts, golden dunes and seaside villages.

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Strange creatures…

  • October 24, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

Let me share with you some of the amazing creatures I have met on my recent travels…

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Florence – a must-see city

  • October 10, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

Ticket to Ride…

  • September 26, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

The Islands at the End of the World

  • August 30, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel


Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers.

Her weekly Sunday night three-hour live Talk Radio 702 / CapeTalk talkshow, Believe It Or Not, which came to an end in early 2013 was South Africa’s longest-running radio talkshow with the same host in the same time slot. She continues to broadcast as a regular guest on travel shows where she talks about the when, where, why, what and how of travel both locally and internationally from her vast personal experience. She also blogs for several travel websites.

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