The Telegraph UK / My Big Blue Adventure                         by Michelle Jana Chan

August 26, 2016

“In your own time, when you are ready,” Hanli said. I took a big gulp, inverted my body and headed down, down, down. At the surface the sea was choppy, but underwater, as I focused on the swaying rope, it felt supremely still and quiet. Perhaps this is what it feels like for dolphins as they leap into the roar of the air, then splash back down into the silence of the sea.                    

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Avaunt Magazine / Adventure in the 21st Century          in collaboration with Steppes Travel

September 6, 2016

'For me, adventure is synonymous with nature because that’s where we get to be wild and playful outside of urban constraints, away from the devices and everything that tames us...'

 

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The Guardian /  Photo of the Day                                       in collaboration with Steppes Travel

September 10, 2016

Freediver and ocean conservationist Hanli Prinsloo will be among the speakers at Steppes Travel Beyond, a two-day festival at the Royal Geographical Society on 17 and 18 September. Taking the theme of adventure, the event will hear from conservationists, wildlife experts and explorers.

 

 

 

The Financial Times / Silence of the Deep                        by Ian Belcher with Steppes Travel

April 16, 2016

'It's the silence that is most startling. In dark blue Indian Ocean, raked by shafts of subtropical sunlight, I'm swimming alongside a cluster of at least 20 joyfully cavorting dolphins. They dip, rise, shimmy, twist and circle around me, but not a single sound disturbs the peace...'

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Forbes Woman Africa / The Blue Economy                         by Jay Caboz

August 12, 2016

"FORBES WOMAN AFRICA highlights the South African
entrepreneurs who have made the sea their business, their life. The stories of grit are many. Freediving champion Hanli Prinsloo speaks of the burgeoning business of sea tourism... 'As we move more toward an urbanized world that is technology-driven, nature
experiences have become so much harder to find in true
wilderness. The ocean is our last true blue wilderness'  (says I AM WATER co-founder Hanli Prinsloo.)”

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Condé Nast Traveller/ Word of Mouth                              by Ianthe Butt & Fiona Kerr

July / August Issue

"Our predictions for the freshest travel finds this year."

' Ahead of the curve devotees are now ditching the gear. In line with other stripped back sports such as parkour in which urban landscapes become gymnastic playgrounds, and free-climbing, where bulky equipment is eschewed, free-diving is all about connecting with the water as naturally as possible.'

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The Telegraph Travel / Great Guides Q & A with Hanli    by Trisha Andres with Steppes Travel May 19,  2016 "Where is your favourite dive spot?" 'The kelp forests around Cape Town and the peninsula. There is so much life to see, from seals and sevengill sharks to penguins and small sharks. For blue water, Mozambique is my favourite. Nothing quite beats marvelling at playful dolphins in warm water.' Read the whole article here on The Telegraph Travel.

The Telegraph Travel / Great Guides Q & A with Hanli    by Trisha Andres with Steppes Travel

May 19,  2016

"Where is your favourite dive spot?"

'The kelp forests around Cape Town and the peninsula. There is so much life to see, from seals and sevengill sharks to penguins and small sharks. For blue water, Mozambique is my favourite. Nothing quite beats marvelling at playful dolphins in warm water.'

Read the whole article here on The Telegraph Travel.

The Telegraph Lifestyle / Wellbeing & Fitness                  by Olivia Ovenden with Steppes Travel February 19, 2016 'You begin by thinking relaxing thoughts, then take one deep breath that is split into three sections. To do this, you push out your stomach so your diaphragm expands, then breathe deeply into your chest until it fills up to your shoulders. When you dive into the water the key is to move in a sloth-like way, rather than rushing and exhausting yourself.' Read article here on the The Telegraph Lifestyle.

The Telegraph Lifestyle / Wellbeing & Fitness                  by Olivia Ovenden with Steppes Travel

February 19, 2016

'You begin by thinking relaxing thoughts, then take one deep breath that is split into three sections. To do this, you push out your stomach so your diaphragm expands, then breathe deeply into your chest until it fills up to your shoulders. When you dive into the water the key is to move in a sloth-like way, rather than rushing and exhausting yourself.'

Read article here on the The Telegraph Lifestyle.

The Telegraph UK / The World's Quirkiest Tours lists Freediving with Dolphins in Top 10 with Steppes Travel February 4, 2016 'A holiday that combines Vinyasa yoga with swimming with dolphins and freediving? That’s what Steppes Travel proposes with their new 10-day Freediving, Yoga and Dolphins itinerary which visits Mozambique, where you will learn the basics of freediving under the expert tutelage of freedive record holder Hanli Prinsloo. This will be followed by a spot of swimming with dolphins in the Ponta D’Ouro coast before returning ashore to practice Vinyasa yoga. Each day begins with a yoga session to prepare you for the day’s activities.'' Read the whole article here on the The Telegraph UK.

The Telegraph UK / The World's Quirkiest Tours lists Freediving with Dolphins in Top 10 with Steppes Travel

February 4, 2016

'A holiday that combines Vinyasa yoga with swimming with dolphins and freediving? That’s what Steppes Travel proposes with their new 10-day Freediving, Yoga and Dolphins itinerary which visits Mozambique, where you will learn the basics of freediving under the expert tutelage of freedive record holder Hanli Prinsloo. This will be followed by a spot of swimming with dolphins in the Ponta D’Ouro coast before returning ashore to practice Vinyasa yoga. Each day begins with a yoga session to prepare you for the day’s activities.''

Read the whole article here on the The Telegraph UK.