Experiences

cape point

Cape Point

Cape Town, near Moonglow Guest House

Every single day, hundreds of tour buses stream down the Cape Peninsula and into Cape Point National Park. Read more

lake fundudzi

Lake Fundudzi

Lake Fundudzi, near Funduzi Camp

“Lake Fundudzi was created by a massive landslide about 20,000 years ago, blocking the flow of the Mutale river and slowly but surely creating this expansive lake” says Nelson Maphaha… Read more

kgalagadi landscape

Returning to Thirstland

!Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Driving through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park gate after a three-year absence, feels like returning to my happy space. Read more

traditional healing

Traditional Healing

Fundudzi Camp

Mokgadi Rasekgokga’s consulting room is a bare breeze block building with one small window and a door. Read more

drakensberg amphitheatre

Conquering the chain ladders

Northern Drakensberg, near Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

The Sentinel Peak Chain Ladder hike in the Drakensberg is probably one of the most renowned and popular walks. Read more

Sagole baobab

Sagole Baobab

Thohoyandou, near Awelani Lodge

The Sagole Baobab (or Big Tree near Thohoyandou) stands proud with its fat and sturdy trunk and its gnarled branches, so intertwined and entangled that they have become one in places. Read more

baleni salt

Baleni Sacred Salt

Baleni Cultural Camp

Emelina Mathebula and Maria Mkhari sit serenely at the foot of an ancient Motswiri (leadwood tree), thanking their ancestors for nature’s great gift. Read more

Twananani Textiles

Twananani Textiles

Ribola Art Route, near Nahakwe Lodge

While the sun is streaming through the windows, Florence Ngovheni and her co-worker sit quietly on the floor working on a colourful batik-style zebra design. Read more

Letaba Ranch Walking Safari

Letaba Ranch, Greater Kruger National Park

“Look, can you see the reddish colour of the elephant dung?”, says Azwitevhelwi Mudzunga (aka Andy), while he breaks a big lump of ellie dung in two. Read more

Bearded Vultures

Drakensberg Mountains

I gaze at a defrosting bone from the hide, camera ready and patiently waiting in the VERY fresh morning air at 2,285 m altitude. Read more

Jurassic Giants of the Cycad Reserve

Modjadji Nature Reserve, Limpopo

“These Jurassic giants need protection from our South African anti-poaching units”, says Lazarus Mokoena. Read more