SA Commuter Life is a Beach Podcast with Geniene Preston

Life is a Beach Podcast with Geniene Preston

Interesting interviews, fascinating stories, that’s what makes podcasts interesting. And as a seasoned interviewer living in South Africa but having visited over 80 countries and meeting many people on that journey, I have the perfect platform to get the best out of them.

I have been publishing magazines since 2000 and on radio since 1998.

Debates, interviews and just stories, this channel has them all. Enjoy each one for what they are designed to be. Entertaining, heartfelt, inspiring and sometimes hard to hear. SA Commuter Radio is the platform now to listen to not only my interviews but those of other presenters. Tune in now to listen.

Occasionally English South Africa Society & Culture
58 Episodes
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Ajabu Festival

AJABU (adj) – Swahili word meaning amazing, marvellous, fantastic, wondrous or incredible Example: “Tamasha la ajabu la cocktail!” meaning "Amazing cocktail festival!" Welcome to AJABU Cocktail and Spirits Festival, a bi-annual event to be held in Joburg and Cape Town, which will bring together the best of hospitality and showcase…
8 Mar 10 min

Maya, Manfred and the Bushbaby

This is the story of Maya and Manfred who created a unique camper van called Bushbaby. They retired from their normal jobs in Switzerland, and took the Campervan to Africa. They are now travelling through Africa. Maya translates wildlife books into German and Manfred photographs the wildlife and landscape. Subscribe…
3 Feb 19 min

Dogs for Wildlife with Jackie Law

There is an amazing story behind Dogs 4 Wildlife 'Dan'. Around a year ago Dogs 4 Wildlife was contacted by a wonderful women named Caroline Bridle. Caroline saw a social media post on our important work and felt compelled to reach out to us. In 2013, Caroline's son Daniel Bridle,…
3 Feb 15 min

Jean Philippe Bittoncourt, General Manager Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Kampala Uganda

Jean Philippe Bittoncourt talks to Geniene Preston about what the hotel means to its guests and the surrounding community in Kampala, Uganda. Its not just a hotel, its a family that offers sustainability, supports local suppliers and offers many conferences and events to those who live in Kampala. @ugandatourismboard2567 @ExploreUganda…
27 Dec 2023 10 min

Introduction to the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda

This is a podcast as the information about the Park is wide and varied. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the birds we spotted and the banks were filled with so many species of both birds and animals. We saw elephant, hippo, warthog, crocodile and of course a proliferation of…
26 Dec 2023 4 min

Mr. Bradford Ochieng, the Deputy Chief Executive of Uganda Tourism Board

Experienced Chief Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the investment and tourism management agency, coffee industry, government Ministry of Finance with unlimited skills in International Business Linkages, Corporate Communications, Management, Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Due Diligence. Strong business development professional gained from regional and international background and…
4 Nov 2023 14 min

Its the Wild Wild West in Heidelberg Gauteng with the Wild Pear Shack

The Wild Pear Shack is a charming and cosy room situated on the host's property in Heidelberg, Gauteng. Whether travelling for business or leisure, this room offers a comfortable, convenient stay. The room has its own private entrance and is furnished with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom fitted…
26 Jul 2023 19 min

Clive Foss of Nottingham Road Hotel tells the story of the hotel

Our favourite stop is always the popular Notties Hotel which celebrated its centenary anniversary a few years ago, securing its place solidly in the history books as one of the Midlands’ most popular hotels. Geniene spends time with Clive as he tells her all about the hotel and its history.
25 Jul 2023 25 min

Its a real jungle at Jungle Lodges

Geniene Preston of Life is a Beach caught up with General Manager of Jungle Lodges, Anikethan Chandre, at the World Travel Market Africa, in Cape Town early in April 2023. He shared with us the activities, lodges and background to the resorts in India and it certainly gave me thought…
26 Apr 2023 9 min

Buyers Beware of Scammers like Felix Holidays

There are scammers lurking in every corner of the internet and on the street. This is no different. Not only did they use an ATOL number that didn't belong to them but they also scammed many people out of their hard earned money. Instead of standing up and telling people…
24 Apr 2023 20 min

Rui Carreira, former CEO TAAG Airlines, joins me at WTM Africa

Rui Carreira, a respected airline pilot for the military, commercial airline pilot and now former CEO of TAAG, talks about the challenges faced by Angola and its African counterparts. His love of Angola and of flying, shines through as we share moments in his career both past and present.
22 Apr 2023 14 min
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