Preparation for a Robben Island swim must include cold water acclimatisation. Regular dips in the cold waters off the Cape coast or swimming through a Joburg winter, in an outside pool, are essential for both body and mind preparation.
South Africa’s northern-most mountain range, the Soutpansberg, often gets overlooked in favour of the more imposing Drakensberg. But like the reclusive cousin at a family gathering, the Soutpansberg has its own charms if you take the time to explore them.
With gorgeous golf estates and ever-enticing holiday developments popping up all over the country, there is an increased demand for people to purchase these properties. But with the cost of living increasing on a nearly daily basis, there is only a small pool of people who can purchase a second or third ‘home for the holidays’.