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Expert travel writer:

Richard Holmes


Richard started out in television production, before stepping into online media, managing one of Africa’s largest web portals. After a decade in online, he packed his desk to go freelance.

Today he writes for many of the world’s leading travel magazine and newspaper titles, including the likes of Travel + Leisure, Guardian, Independent and the BBC.

He’s a regular contributor to the Time Out Guide to the Western Cape, and an Eat Out Restaurant Guide critic.


It was an overland adventure to Mozambique during university that first sparked Richard’s love of travel. Twenty years of writing has taken him to six continents, and he as stuck to his goal of adding one new country to his tally each year.

On the bucket list

Kayaking in Antarctica. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Railing it from Singapore to London. River cruise down the Amazon.