Tim Richards

Tim Richards fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland. He’s a light packing obsessive, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Smiling surfers walking by the beach cabins and huts of Muizenberg, a famous surfing spot near Cape Town.

The other surfers' paradise

Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.

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Cape Grace.

Modern take on traditional style

This hotel embraces the modern while celebrating the traditional, such as a nightly glass of port served in the library.

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