Category Archive: South Africa

What is it about the Wild Coast?

Don’t go there people! The roads are awful, potholes everywhere. Not a shop in sight, little electricity if any, ticks and spiders the size of tennis balls, plenty of sharks – especially in… Continue reading

Go treasure hunting at Msikaba

In the blackness of the hull, over 300 slaves cling to each other in fear as the old Portuguese cargo ship seems to climb and fall off mountains of water. Above, the passengers… Continue reading

Kings Grant Country Retreat: Somewhere different

I grew up on the farm next door to Kings Grant, but my early memories of Kings Grant were very different to what it is now. Back then, it wasn’t a lodge, but… Continue reading

Road trip Gallery: Taking the slow road from Naude’s Nek to Kokstad via Mount Fletcher

I love to take the back roads! And the Eastern Cape Highlands are a ‘back-road’ paradise;  full of little farm roads that twist and turn and take you through some of the most… Continue reading

Into the storm on a War trail

The valley was still; golden light illuminated the small Rhodes village, birds hushed their spring morning chatter and the old creaky village houses stopped to listen. In the distance, great big black clouds… Continue reading

The Incredible Journey to Rhodes village

My camera bag (minus the camera) was behind us, left in a cloud of dust on a quiet dirt road somewhere in the Eastern Cape. We motored on. The road trip had just… Continue reading

The magic of morning is calling…

  It’s been a good month since I’ve been able to buckle down with my photography. I’ve been involved with the catering of a big community event and after many hours of chopping… Continue reading

Conquer your fear of heights at Oribi Gorge

This weekend was another impromptu trip with no particular plan other than to camp. Call it the Friday itch,’ or the relentless urge to ‘pack up and go’ and to make the most… Continue reading

To farm in Africa…

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… Continue reading