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

It’s not often you forget where you ate your first – and last – roast dormouse. Mine was at a roadside stall in Malawi where I washed the mouse down with a beer called Kuche Kuche which means ‘until dawn’. (If you nibble a scrunchy bit quickly and wash it down even more quickly, you can even persuade yourself that it’s almost palatable, especially as it is delightfully presented, along with the rest of its late family, kebab-style on a peeled stick by a smiling, expectant Malawian.)

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Hippos in the Karoo

  • May 11, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Radio, Travel

Mashatu, Botswana’s Tuli Block

  • April 13, 2014 | Kate Turkington

When visitors think Botswana, it’s often of the `Okavango Delta, or the Kalahari Desert. But there’s another corner of Botswana that is well worth visiting…

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MARCH 2014

  • March 28, 2014 | Kate Turkington

It’s been a hectic month where I covered nearly 3 000 km by road.

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Frogging and frogging safaris

  • February 04, 2014 | Kate Turkington | Category: Travel

Fancy gumboot dancing with a difference? Try a frogging safari and help save our planet.

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Brookdale Health Hydro

  • January 26, 2014 | Kate Turkington


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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