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I toured Robben Island prison with Nelson Mandela’s former guard and close friend

9 min readPublished Nov 11, 2019

Christo Brand started as Nelson Mandela’s prison guard, but he went on to forge a bond of friendship with the icon.

Nelson Mandela revisits the cell at Robben Island prison in February 1994 where he was jailed for more than two decades.
Wildlife and nature

Cape Town: a wildlife lover’s playground

6 min readPublished Oct 14, 2019

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but its wildlife is also enthralling. Here’s our guide to five exciting species and how to see them.

Boulder's Beach colony numbers 3000 and is the ideal place to see the African penguin © Andrea Willmore / Shutterstock
Art and culture

10 alternative ways to explore Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

4 min readPublished Oct 7, 2019

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the top attractions in Cape Town, and there so much to see and do. Here are 10 great ways to enjoy your time.

Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, with Table Mountain as a backdrop, is one of the city's most alluring visitor sites © Chiara Salvadori / Getty Images
Family holidays

11 family-friendly activities in Cape Town

6 min readPublished Sep 20, 2019

Sometimes you just need to find a family-friendly attraction. Luckily, Cape Town abounds in activities for every member of your clan.

Some of Cape Town's beaches are ideal spots to head with the family in tow © Alistair Berg / Getty Images
Food and drink

Mother City markets: where to shop 'til you drop in Cape Town

4 min readPublished Sep 19, 2019

Markets in Cape Town have a long history, and the scene continues to evolve. So to find your perfect treasure in a Mother City's markets, follow our guide.

Masks for sale at Greenmarket Square, Downtown Cape Town © Frank Slack / Getty Images