The directions to Sutherland couldn’t be easier: take the N1 from Cape Town and turn left at Matjiesfontein. That’s it. Sheila, my Virgo companion, is convinced that there has to be more to a five-hour journey, so she invests in not one but two maps, neither of which is required. Sutherland is a dry, undeveloped town. The church steeple dominates the skyline and although there are several guest houses offering […]

Categories: Featured, South Africa, Travel

When three great religions come face to face in one small country, it’s got to be interesting. Catherine Eden spent six days in the Holy Land and came back with a diary of discovery.   Monday night ‘That’s Jerusalem down there,’ the pilot says, pointing at the spangled darkness below. We are approaching Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, and I’m in the cockpit, by special invitation. My upgrade to Business […]

Categories: Israel, Travel

The island of Patmos is not just a great Greek getaway. This powerful place, where the Book of Revelation was written, exposes you to the truth that there is always more – if you are willing to follow the clues. The inspiration to go to Patmos came to me in the bath. Actually, the place had been calling me for weeks, but I had not heard the messages. They included […]

Categories: Greece, Travel

With only eight permanent residents, Stormsvlei in the Cape barely qualifies as a half-horse town, yet it has an international profile. Catherine Eden went to find out why it’s on the map. Motorists barrelling down the N2 tend to refuel at Riviersonderend and then push through to their weekend destinations, but if you’re in the vicinity at lunch time, it’s worth taking the Bonnievale/Stormsvlei turnoff, about 20km out of town, […]

Categories: South Africa, Travel
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