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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

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), near Kruger

  • August 03, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

Ireland - unforgettable, friendly, fun, and beautiful

  • June 21, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say that they wouldn’t love to go to Ireland.It seems that brand ‘Ireland’ has a place in all our hearts: some claim Irish ancestry; others claim a spiritual association; yet others just love the Guinness and that wonderful unique Irish sense of humour. Whatever the reason, you must go there one day…

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  • June 15, 2014

I’m travelling on a whirlwind tour round ireland with hardly a moment to spare, but will update you all on my Irish adventures as soon as I get a moment. Promise!

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Tuscany and Umbria May 2014

  • May 27, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

What can I say about Florence that hasn’t been said by countless others over many centuries?
Above all, it is the golden colours of the ancient buildings – merchants’ tower houses, castles, churches, spires, domes, walls that glow in my memory – tones of warm ochres,  buttery yellows and deep creams.

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Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers. From Tibet to Thailand, Patagonia to Peru, Kashmir to Kathmandu, St Helena to St Albans, the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, like Shakespeare’s Puck she has girdled the world. She continues to travel when and where she can but Johannesburg is home where she writes and blogs in print and on social media.

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