Lara Moses

  • 15 Of The Best Places For Diving Cape Verde Volcanic Islands

    diving Cape Verde By Lara Moses, 7:00 am

    Made up of 10 volcanic islands, Cape Verde offers up plenty of beautiful dive spots with caves, wrecks, walls, and coral reefs. The dive sites are fairly close together, making them easy to access with short travel times. The most famous is Buracona off the island of Sal. Divers enter the cave at 26 meters and are guided along a huge cathedral-like space up to 7 meters. The highlight of this dive is the strong light that beams through the top of the cave to illuminate the inside.

  • Everything You Need To Know About Scuba Diving In Mauritius

    By Lara Moses, 7:58 am

    The island of Mauritius, located 2000 km off the African coast, is known for its stunning lagoons, white sandy beaches and unique culture and cuisine. But underneath its calm waters is an amazing underwater world filled with shipwrecks, coral reefs and a variety of sea life, making it one of the best places in Africa to scuba dive. With excellent visibility, warm water and dive sites ranging from 7 m to 45 m, it is a place for divers of all experience levels.

  • 15 Of The Best Places For An African Destination Wedding

    By Lara Moses, 6:32 pm

    Deciding where to have your wedding is no easy business. But if you want something truly exotic (that will probably impress your friends), you should definitely consider having it in Africa. From the heart of the Kenyan savanna to the middle of the desert, to the most romantic island you can imagine, here are some of the best places for an African destination wedding.

  • 15 Of The Best Fishing Trips In Southern Africa

    Fishing Trips In Southern Africa By Lara Moses, 7:00 am

    If you love fly fishing, then Semonkong Lodge in Lesotho is for you. With a selection of brown and rainbow trout in the Maletsunyane River, you can easily spend a whole day on the river banks trying to catch something. There is no fishing allowed between May 1 through Aug. 31, so this is good timing. A strict catch and release policy is in place. Southern Africa has amazing fishing spots, fish species, lodges and companies doing business on two oceans, numerous rivers and lakes. Here are some of the best fishing trips in Southern Africa.

  • The Best Places To Go Sandboarding In Africa, And Beyond

    sandboarding in africa By Lara Moses, 7:00 pm

    Sandboarding is growing in popularity throughout Africa, and the world. The best thing about this adrenaline-pumping sport is that you don’t have to wait for winter to come around to do it! Whether you’re just learning to sandboard or are a seasoned pro, it is something you have to try at least once in your life. Here are 15 of the best places to go sandboarding in Africa — and beyond.

  • Finding My African Paradise: A Night At Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

    By Lara Moses, 7:00 pm

    From camping on beaches up the West Coast to living in a tree house in the Knysna forest, over the past four years my partner and I have been searching for the ultimate piece of African paradise. We’ve come very close to finding it, but we’ve often missed the mark along the way and had to take cold showers in the middle of winter, sleep in bunk beds, and fight off poisonous spiders. But it’s all part of our adventure. As part of our quest we recently stayed at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains. We’d been to game reserves before, but they all felt awfully touristy. We were hoping Botlierskop might be different.

  • Wild Wonders: Exploring South Africa’s West Coast

    By Lara Moses, 9:16 am

    Just north of tourist-infested Cape Town are the wide-open spaces of South Africa’s West Coast — a region renowned for its seasonal blooms, freshly caught seafood, and quaint seaside towns. Stretching from Blouberg to Namaqualand along highway N7, the region is made for road trips. So escape the city, pull into the slow lane, and find out here where to eat, sleep, and play in this epic stretch of South Africa.

  • Wildlife And Wonderment: The Best Luxury Lodges In Zambia

    royla chundu lodge zambia By Lara Moses, 6:00 pm

    Whether you’re a stone’s throw from the Zambezi or perched amongst indigenous trees, Zambia’s luxury safari lodges welcome their guests in true African style, while indulging them in the finest pampering the continent has to offer. These mostly owner-run lodges also often have onsite luxury services which include spa treatments and butlers, and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV, giving you all the comforts of home while in the rugged terrain of Africa.

  • 6 Lesser-Known Museums In Cape Town You Should Visit

    By Lara Moses, 8:00 am

    Considering Cape Town’s diverse cultures, heritage and history, it should come as no surprise that Cape Town is home to a number of excellent and educational museums. But if you’ve got limited time and want to hear the lesser-known stories of The Mother City, skip the long queues, crowded spaces, and selfie sticks at the mainstream museums, and head to these undiscovered museums in Cape Town, all located within the inner city.

  • Touring On Two Wheels: How To See South Africa On A Segway

    spier segway tour By Lara Moses, 8:00 am

    Whether you decide to hop on and off the CitySightseeing Bus in Cape Town, go hot air ballooning over Pilanesberg Game Reserve, see Durban’s coastline from a traditional rickshaw, or take a motorbike ride through Mpumalanga, there are so many ways to see the diverse and beautiful landscapes of South Africa. Or you can forego traditional modes of transport and try something new and different – like an entertaining, interactive, eco-friendly Segway tour.