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Ted Botha

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Ted grew up in Japan, South Africa, and Washington, D.C. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Condé Nast Traveler. His latest book, Flat/White, is about moving to New York as a South African and facing not only the upheaval of a new country and city but also a very curious building with some unforgettable neighbours. It is available at bookstores in South Africa and online at Takealot or Amazon.

A Tale of Two Cities: The Other Johannesburg

I’m going to describe a city that has been down on its luck for the past few years. No, make that decades. The downtown...

Petting a Lion Cub is its Death Sentence, say March Organisers

The term ‘canned hunting’ probably leaves many people scratching their heads. But for the folks behind Campaign against Canned Hunting (CACH) – who are...

Land, Ahoy! (Oh, it’s Cape Town)

The second season of the swashbuckler television series filmed in South Africa, Black Sails, starts in the United States this weekend. Starring Toby Stephens,...
Louise with the wildebeest

SanWild Founder Louise Joubert on the Pains and Gains of Saving South Africa’s Wildlife

The SanWild sanctuary is on the brink of closure unless urgent funding can be secured. As South Africa's only dedicated rhino and elephant sanctuary under...

The City of Possibility gets its Due

A strange thing has been happening to Johannesburg lately – people are noticing it. While the rest of the world, especially glossy magazines and...

Books on the Fly in Cape Town

There are probably few places that conjure ambience more than a library with mahogany shelves crammed with books, all centered on a crackling fireplace....

Have You Been to Muizenberg Lately?

What was a well-kept South African secret is now kind of out the bag. National Geographic Adventure magazine has named Muizenberg as one of...
The Giant Flag, South Africa

They’re making the BIGGEST SA Flag on Earth…Literally. And you can take part!

A South African advertising agency could be taking its cue from the iconic Kevin Costner movie In ‘The Field of Dreams.’ In the movie,...

Ocean Swimmers of South Africa Shine in Awards Run-Up

It’s no secret that South Africa has some of the best (and wildest) open-water swimmers in the world. The British have the English Channel,...

South Africa Takes New York, for a Month!

Two of the most iconic theaters in New York City are celebrating the 20th anniversary of apartheid’s demise and Nelson Mandela’s inauguration by showcasing...

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