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7 Summits: Paragliding Kili

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela  

The Birds and the Beads

I have been floating on clouds. Literally as it turns out, because I managed to do the impossible, I managed to hitch a lift on a helicopter. And I have been floating on clouds ever since – metaphorically this time, marvelling at the wonder of it.

Safari feature: A great white shark quest

When I was living and guiding in the bush, the chances of seeing a lion, leopard or wild dog kill in action was fairly low. However, by trusting my knowledge of the particular predator, their hunting times, body language and feeding patterns, I could certainly increase the chances of being there in the moment.

Gravity Adventure Festival

Every year, daring people from all over South Africa congregate round the Palmiet River in Kleinmond for the Gravity Adventure Festival, ready to compete in some of the most spectacular and grueling outdoor events the country has to offer. One of the most demanding of these is a full-day 100km adventure run through the surrounding […]

Kenya Road Trip

My friend Olive and I decided to embark on a road trip to the north coast of Kenya. We set out feeling like Thelma and Louise, but were hoping to avoid murder, police chases and joint suicide. The reason for the road trip was in part, to celebrate the success of her ethical fashion label […]

Wilderness in the City

There are few places in the world where it is possible to leave your mid-city office at 5pm on a Friday, drive 10 mins, start walking, and by 7pm be in the middle of the wilderness making dinner on a log fire. The Table Mountain hut in Cape Town is one of those places. At […]

Wet ‘n Wild on the Berg

South Africa is a destination for great sporting events – people come from all over the world to take part in challenges such as the epic Cape Argus cycle race. Another bucket-list feat is the mighty Berg River Canoe Marathon – one of the longest and toughest river races in the country. This week celebrates […]

Day 1: Richtersveld video diary

If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss about the vast beauty of the Richtersveld is, or what is so special about the Kgalagadi, then this documentary of our recent visit to the Arid parks of the Northern Cape will give you an idea of what to expect. We recorded this series for you to see what […]

The Velvet Canter, Namibia

httpv://vimeo.com/25717144 The Velvet Canter, Namibia from Africa Geographic on Vimeo. For the full interactive story, go here: http://agsafari.com