It was just over a year ago that we arrived back in South Africa to start a new venture. We’d chosen to move back because we had a wonderful opportunity to own something of our own in the way of a business and of course, for me, there […]
Africa far and wide
Lianne Ashton is a photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows.' It features African Social Documentaries and Travel articles inspired by her experiences, her love of exploring and living in Africa and an appreciation for diversity.
I haven’t explored Lesotho much, but my recent epic (and quite unexpected) opportunity to explore the Sehlabathebe region on horseback has given me a unique glimpse of life in Lesotho. To start with, I felt a bit like that chap on the comical travel documentary, ‘Idiot abroad,’ when I […]
To give myself credit, I had absolutely no idea what was about to take place. When I arrived I thought I was going deep into the Lesotho mountains in the luxury of a 4×4 to look for stolen horses. To learn about the ongoing stock theft from South […]
There was snow in the Drakensberg last weekend; usually an event that prompts a migration of motorists to the mountains, hoping to get a hold of some snow, to make a snowman or attempt to drive up Sani Pass. I was busy that weekend and so I missed […]
This weekend I discovered that I am what they call in the States, a leaf peeper: someone who actively seeks out Autumn-bearing trees, most notably the Oak tree, the Poplar tree and the Japanese Maple tree. A friend had suggested I take a visit to Kenmo Lake just […]
The deciding factor would not be the ‘lack’ of an electric kettle but to be in a beautiful place, close up to nature and away from bustling over crowded Easter destinations with electrical points!
This weekend, I woke up bright and early to catch the sunrise in Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal. I cant quite say that I’ve ever really been a morning person, but it seems that ‘these’ days, I find the early mornings most exciting. The moment that great big orange sun steadily […]
It’s times like these that I truly love what I do. How travel and social photography is as much about the places you discover as it is the connections you make with the people.
I went home with much more than just a few pictures.