High-flying design

High-flying design

From cutting-edge airports to metro systems that combine both form and function, today’s globetrotting jetsetters are being treated to a feast of great design.

Home on the road

Home on the road

In hindsight, perhaps the Bainskloof Pass wasn't the best place to learn how to drive a campervan, but after a day or two carrying my home on my back throug the winelands of the Breedekloof I can see the attraction of motorhome holidays... 

Into the desert

Into the desert

Richard Holmes braves the pitch and yaw of small planes to soak up the remarkable beauty of two far-flung safari camps in northern Namibia.

Lovely La Colombe

Lovely La Colombe

Bells, whistles, glitz and glam are in short supply at La Colombe, but this fine-dining stalwart in the Constantia winelands continues to impress.

Maputo rising

Maputo rising

With its bitter civil war fast fading from memory, Mozambique is shaping up as the hottest new tourist destination in southern Africa. Richard Holmes gets under the skin of its vibrant capital city… 

Marked by the desert

Marked by the desert

Deserts attract a particular type of traveller and they're not for everyone, but I can't get enough of the pristine environment and absolute peace and quiet. And for me the Skeleton Coast in Namibia's far northern corner remains perhaps the most spectacular stretch of sand I've set foot on. 

Meet the elders

Meet the elders

After years of ripping out old vies to increase yields, South African winemakers and viticulturists are slowly changing tack, recognising the potential of older vines in crafting world-class wines. 

More than pub grub

More than pub grub

It’s impossible to visit London without enjoying a pint – and a bite to eat – ‘down the pub’. But not all pubs are created equal, so I took a wander through London to track down the capital’s best gastro-pubs; where fine food and real ale live happily ever after…

Who is OnAnotherPlane...

RIchard Holmes headshot web smallRichard Holmes is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work on African and international destinations has appeared in a wide range of consumer publications both in South Africa and abroad.