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En route to Everest Base Camp in Tibet

With my guards in the Ethiopian Rift Valley

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Kate Turkington, an inveterate and intrepid traveller, writes for South African and international travel publications including – among many others – Africa Geographic, City Press, 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 and the chapter on the Garden Route for the 2022 edition.  She was lead writer in Fodor's Complete Safari Companion published in August 2008, updated to its 3rd edition in 2013 and is also the author of the Mozambique and Maldives entries on the website of Fodors.com.

The Namib desert, the oldest desert in the world

She travels whenever she can and has done live radio crossings from all over the world – Halong Bay, Machu Pichu, the Rift Valley, Disneyland, Paris , Havana, and – once, memorably – from Antarctica.

The icefields of Patagonia



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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