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Hiking the Otter Trail

The Otter Trail, between Stormsriver and Natures Valley has always been one of those things I have wanted to do, but booking in advance, often with a lead of a year or so, and well, I guess being distracted by life has always stopped me from getting myself into gear. But that all changed a […]

Mud baths and heat waves – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal

Just up the road from St Lucia is the oldest proclaimed natural park in Africa, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. I was privileged to spend three days exploring this wildlife haven. After the the short drive up from St Lucia, I headed straight for the park thinking i could do a quick scout and check out the […]

Dragons made for walking – Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Wide open, towering, peaceful and menacing at the same time. The Southern Drakensberg  is a landscape few artists could imagine. Only mother nature could come up with something as spectacular as this little patch of the earth. The Southern Drakensberg lingers on the eastern side of Lesotho and while the town of Underberg is nothing […]

A theatre made of stone – Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

I spent a good deal of time watching thunderstorms come and go in the Northern Drakensberg, but the one day I was blessed with sunshine a theatre of stones revealed a beauty that will have me going back for more. After spending the day checking out the various KZN wildlife camps, Kamaberg – a trout […]

Scars on the Earth – Port Shepstone, KwaZulu Natal

Forty kilometres inland from Port Shepstone is a scar on the earth – it is some of Mother Nature’s finest work. There are two parts to Oribi Gorge, the national park, which you pass through via a winding road that takes you down to the bottom of the gorge and back out the other side. […]

Taking time out in Coffee Bay

I can’t recall having as much fun as I did during my stay at the Coffee Shack in Coffee Bay – with an epic crowd of travelers, unbelievably friendly staff, great facilities, a beautiful location and and and…  My only complaint about my time there would be that I had to leave. Reluctantly.  So if you’re keen […]

Over the falls and off the grid – Tsitsa Falls, Eastern cape

I had never heard of Tsitsa Falls and 99% of the people I have asked haven’t either. You should definitely visit. The Falls backpackers struck a chord in a lot of ways, as it’s off the grid. Way off. It was kind of refreshing not having to bother with the digital trappings of the world, which is exactly […]

Where time stands still – Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Time tends to stand still in Hogsback, but the days keep passing by and that is why after nearly ten days I am still here trying to capture the photo that hints at the spectacular of this little gem in the Eastern Cape. I arrived after dark, unaware of what Hogsback held for me but amped […]

Tsitsikama and Storms River – The jewels of the Eastern Cape

Tsitsikamma and Storms River Village are a traveler’s paradise and haven. Offering both the adventure head and cruisy traveler a veritable smorgasbord of holiday goodness and adventure  The National Park (A Wild Card gets you in for free) is probably one of my favorite places in the world, although the restaurant is touristy and caters for […]