Category Archive: Eastern Cape

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

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

To the Heavens via Tiffindell

Of course most folk would think of stopping for at least a night when passing through South Africa’s only Ski Resort, hire a set of ski’s or a snowboard and attempt some skiing… Continue reading

Taking the wrong Rhodes Home

The road around Umtata to the Wild Coast was a hell-raiser!  Not because of the actual road but because of the drivers. They all seemed to be driving like there was no tomorrow,… Continue reading

The ‘simple’ allure of the Wild Coast

Moving back to South Africa has meant a number of things, but just recently it’s meant ‘going on holiday’ during the school holidays! There is one criteria for me and my family –… Continue reading

Taking the backroads through Umzimkulu

What better way to get to know a country than to take the unpretentious back road?