The island of St Helena is a tiny speck of volcanic rock in the middle of the South Atlantic. It may be one of the remotest inhabited places on Earth and until 2017, the only way to get there was by ship which took five days to motor there from Cape Town. Now the island has an airport. Exactly one year ago, Paul Ash flew in on the inaugural flight for a 24-hour whistlestop tour. And what a place it is!
9 Oct 2018
Places & Travel · Society & Culture Paul Ash
Paul Ash speaks to some Lisboetas - people born and raised in Lisbon - about what makes their city so magical. The original hang drum music was composed and performed by Lisbon-based musician Nuno Moreno. The track "1116" is from his album Groove A Zen Sound, available directly from Nuno,…
In this podcast, iSimangaliso Wetland Park's lead wilderness trails guide, Mandla Buthelezi, tells Paul Ash about buffaloes and lions, the warning snarl a leopard makes - and what you should do if you get charged by a hippo.
Paul Ash boards a traditional square-rigged sailing ship for a voyage from Cape Town and speaks to the crew about life on the ocean wave. Sea shanty sung by Ordinary Seaman Dikembe Dio, aboard the Picton Castle in February 2015.
The game rangers and guardians of South Africa's Kruger National Park are engaged in a bitter and dangerous struggle against armed gangs of rhino poachers. Paul Ash spent three days in the world-famous wildlife reserve, listening to their stories.