Rough or Smooth

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The two hosts of this South African documentary series could not be more different. One enjoys nature and homemade recipes passed down from generation to generation. The other host prefers the finer things in life like luxury hotels and fine dining. Together the duo explore the world and show it from two opposite perspectives.

1 Season, 13 Episodes
January 2, 2011
Documentary & Biography, Food, Travel
Cast: Terence Bridgett, Paul du Toit
Rough or Smooth

Rough or Smooth Full Episode Guide

  • Our season finale plays out in the seaside forest town of Knysna and nearby Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's lush Garden Route. The boys have found their happy places.

  • As Paul and Terence sail around the spectacular Inhaca Island on a 80 foot Catamaran, it's clear that after being ravaged by a brutal civil war for 22 years, Mozambique, with its palm trees, tropical climate, unspoilt beaches and warm people.

  • Paul has hippos, palm nut vultures and the largest crocodile population on earth to keep him occupied, while Terence has the tranquillity of the beautiful Kosi Forest Lodge with, of course, the requisite blonde ranger in attendance.

  • The Kingdom of the Zulu, (on the east coast of South Africa) annually hosts one of the toughest canoe races in the world, the Dusi. Paul paddles, cries and (probably) vomits his way along the course of the three-day marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Durba

  • Having leapt from a plane in a spectacular skydive into the desert town of Swakopmund (on the central west coast of Namibia), with its distinctly German character, we discover Terence at the luxurious Hansa Hotel and Paul at his usual backpackers.

  • The spectacular mountains of South Africa's interior serve as a backdrop for this Alma-Mater retrospective in which the Rough/Smooth tables are turned!

  • These mountains to the north of Cape Town have inspired man for thousands of years; San rock art, the poetry of C Louis Leipoldt, the paintings of Pierneef.

  • Shrieks of terror and excitement echo across a landscape ruled by an African monarchy over 600 years old as Terence and Paul go tubing the rapids of the Letaba river in the far north of South Africa.

  • Paul and Terrence enjoy metropolitan life as experienced in the South Western Township (Soweto) on the outskirts of Johannesburg. It is the biggest day of the year, the historic 16th of June, when the student uprisings of 1976.

  • Just outside Cape Town, nestled between steep mountains and the chilly waters of False Bay, lies picturesque Kalk Bay, where Terence grew up.

  • Our hosts explore the best-known game area in the world, the Greater Kruger National Park; Rough or Smooth style. Paul takes an overdressed Terence on an elephant riding trip, then they go leopard tracking on a game walk and cook hippopotamus ‘potjie' for

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