Author Archives: Alexander Matthews

Fight for food and freedom

The Swazi cook who hosted struggle heroes is still working for the health of her people.

Singita Kruger: immersion therapy in the heaven of the African bush

A spellbinding visit to Sweni and Lebombo, lodges in Singita’s Kruger National Park concession.

Foodie Foragers: in search of the Cape’s authentic flavours​

An increasing number of passionate foragers – many of them chefs – are now heading to the hillsides, forests and coasts of the southwestern corner of South Africa. And for good reason.

Richly varied and highly entertaining: “History Matters” reviewed

A richly varied and highly entertaining new collection of pieces by Bill Nasson showcases the breadth, consistency and versatility of one of our leading historians.

A whisky without peat is like soup without salt, but Islay visit is bland

An express tour of a famous Scottish isle shows it’s better to sample the best at home.

London’s Baraffina tapas bars give you a taste of Spain but at a price

A dinner date in summery Soho.

Saddling up: an African horseback safari

An invigorating alternative to the conventional bush breakaway.