Hiking in the Black Forest

Published June 2019, Getaway magazine

Germany’s Black Forest is steeped in myth. A group of South Africans (and one Belgian) plotted an inexpensive walking holiday, combining affordable accommodation and free public transport to this fabled forest.

Intake at a seal centre in the Netherlands, by Kati Auld

Reassessing seal rescue

Photography only; Hakai magazine, April 2019

I accompanied writer Cathleen O’Grady to cover this story. The Netherlands is trying to do something new when it comes to rescuing “stranded” seals: less.


What I learnt on a 400 kilometre bike ride

Published October 2018,

….That I didn’t want to go on, in the first place.


48 hours in Groningen

Published October 2018, The Independent

With Amsterdam becoming increasingly overwhelmed by a steady influx of tourists, more travellers are looking further afield for their Dutch city break – and Groningen is ready to step into the spotlight.


Maultaschen in Swabia

Published October 2018, Roads and Kingdoms

Never let the truth ruin a good story. Or a good dumpling.

Lisbon Portugal Kati Auld

Everyday magic in Lisbon

Published February 2018, Getaway

Lisbon is one of the few cities which is both utterly charming and remarkably affordable for South Africans.


Greening the big blue

Published November 2017, Getaway

Mass tourism can fundamentally change the heart of a place - and Zanzibar is a small island to begin with.

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Horse-riding in the Baviaanskloof

Published February 2017, Getaway

I've always been a bad, yet enthusiastic, hiker. This is a story about doing things differently.


The sceptic's guide to Thailand

Published September 2016, Getaway

The thing about getting off the grid, anywhere in the world, is that it requires either more time or more money, or sometimes both - and unfortunately most of us can spare neither. Luckily, in Thailand, there is a third option.


Doha: the fresh prince of Persia

Published August 2016, Getaway

Lonely Planet once called Doha the most boring place in the world. I ate my way around the city to prove them wrong.


Tracking rhinos on the front lines

I spent three days shadowing the guardians of our most endangered species.


Riding with the wild ones

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a place with adventure in its blood.


How to visit Victoria Falls

How do you have a genuine experience in a town that's always glancing at your wallet?


A guide to Maun

It’s not often that the first port of call on your adventure is a place that elicits groans, rather than sighs of happiness, but that’s how it is with Maun.