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En route to Everest Base Camp in Tibet

With my guards in the Ethiopian Rift Valley

Scuba diving with daughter Tara off Zanzibar

Kate Turkington, an inveterate and intrepid traveller, writes for both South African and international travel publications, including – among many others – Africa Geographic, Sunday Independent, Sunday Tribune, City Press and Sawubona in SA, and Conde Nast in New York. She has contributed the chapters on Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to Fodor’s Southern Africa, editions 2, 3, 4 & 5.  She was lead writer in Fodor's Complete Safari Companion published in August 2008, updated to its 3rd edition in 2013. She is also the author of the Mozambique and Maldives entries on the website of Fodors.com.

She also writes for South African Tourism www.southafrica.net . She travels constantly and broadcasts regularly about her travels on David Batzofin's Travel Show on Radio Today. She has done live radio crossings from all over the world – Halong Bay, Machu Pichu, the Rift Valley, Disneyland, Paris , Havana, Cuba, and – once, memorably – from Antarctica.

The icefields of Patagonia, October 2015



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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