Sometimes we go to a game park and see ‘nothing.’ Just the old elephant bull and his eyes that seem to penetrate our dark souls, reading us like we’re a page in his book, drama unfolding. Or the rhinos in mid charge, in a cloud of red dust […]
We all arrive somewhere ‘new’ with big ideas and we imagine what life will be like. It’s not surprising that the path is never straight and it challenges us to change some of our ideas, adapt or simply to ‘hold on tight’ while we bump along the way!
Where have I not been in South Africa? That was the question I asked myself when deciding on a route for our next road trip.
Photographs taken in central Mozambique by Lianne Ashton
The last time we used our 5-man dome tent was at Lake Malawi, in blistering hot tropical heat, pitched on a concrete platform under a thatched shelter. This time, it was different. It was our first camping trip in South Africa and in KwaZulu-Natal. More precisely, in the […]
Read about Manual’s incredible story; on fleeing slavery, on sailing to Asia and surviving a guerrilla war…
It’s hard to think that something so sweet and delectable as sugar is only made possible by the sweaty, grimy calloused hands of the cane cutter! Before most of us are awake, these men are filling their water bottles, buckling up their steel-capped boots, pulling on their thick […]
Moving back home will be as ‘easy as pie,’ so you thought! Afterall you spent more than half your life here. Your neighbours are still the same, there’s still a Spar and the weather hasn’t changed either! But often you feel like a stranger…
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 on the slopes that boast Home-made snow throughout the Winter Season. Unfortunately, it was the […]