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Cape Town - ah, but your land is beautiful!

  • September 05, 2010 | Category: Travel

I recently travelled to Cape Town on the world’s most luxurious train - Rovos Rail.

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The Okavango

  • August 17, 2010

South Africa’s magnificent game

  • September 11, 2009

Since my last post I’ve been in Botswana, Ireland, France, all over South Africa, and now am off to Tibet in two weeks time. People say to me all the time that “You’re so lucky to be a travel writer”, and of course, I am, but it’s not all beer and skittles, nor even wine and roses. You have to be tough, keep an open mind, and learn to listen. I never travel anywhere without two essential items: my small down pillow and my notebook and pen. If you don’t capture the moment in the moment – it’s gone for ever…

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Europe by train

  • October 30, 2008 | Category: Travel

Norway – perfect and pure

  • September 10, 2008 | Category: Travel


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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