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… 

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.

Roving with Rovos

Roving with Rovos

There are few better ways to cross South Africa than aboard the most luxurious train in Africa as it trundles through the 'big sky' country of the Great Karoo.

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.

Whose line is it anyway?

Whose line is it anyway?

Steinbeck may have been right, and you should never believe a fisherman. Two lessons learnt from recent misadventures in angling along the banks of the Breede River...

Old city, new look

Old city, new look

There’s more to Amsterdam than the over-hyped Red Light District and coffee shops that don’t sell coffee. Unless you have a rucksack on your back, rather seek out these highlights of the Dutch capital…

The wild [delicious] west

The wild [delicious] west

What’s on offer for your second or third visit to South Africa? When you've done Cape Town and ticked off much of the winelands, where to next? My advice? Look north of the Mother City...

The bay of plenty

The bay of plenty

Day-trippers and holidaymakers quickly fall in love with the quaint coastal suburbs lining False Bay, but few stop to consider the watery wilderness right in front of them... 

The Milky Way

The Milky Way

I threw caution to the wind, and myself down the slopes, on a visit to a brand new ski resort in northern Italy.

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.