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August 12, 2017

World Elephant Day

In homage to World Elephant Day (12 August 2017)  here are some previously unpublished photos of elephants by the brilliant photographer Roy Terlien, who happens to live around the corner from me. […]
July 25, 2017

Volcano Tourism in Tanzania

Ol Doingyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania is about to explode! Tourism today is about experiences; seeing and doing the kind of things you don’t do at home. It doesn’t get […]
June 30, 2017

Kruger Park Enforces Daily Visitor Quotas

To manage Kruger National Park’s human carrying capacity, there is a daily quota for the number of day visitors. You can pre-book for day visits in three time slots, but […]
June 9, 2017

Knysna Guest Houses & Hotels Burned to the Ground

Massive bush fires swept through the Garden Route holiday towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (early June 2017) because of very strong Berg winds (hot winds from the interior), burning […]
April 24, 2017

5 Day Guide to Happiness in Knysna

We had never met but still made ourselves at home in each other’s house for a couple of weeks. It was my first Home Exchange and I lucked out in […]
March 28, 2017

Super-Sensory Biomimicry Safari

  Sounds interesting…even if you may have no real idea what it means.  Biomimicry is where humans learn from and emulate the genius of nature. African Bush Camps are using […]
March 16, 2017

WEST COAST SOUTH AFRICA

A South Africa safari often includes a trip to Cape Town. If you have already done the tourist thing in Cape Town, I suggest going off-the-tourist-track and up the Cape […]
March 16, 2017

SOUTH AFRICA ADVENTURE SUMMIT: 26-29 September 2017: Overberg | Western Cape

My mate Johan Radcliffe, founder of Dirty Boots Adventure Guide, went to the 2016 World Adventure Summit in Alaska, and returned to South Africa fully motivated to initiate the first […]
November 28, 2016

Award Winning Underwater Photographs

These are my favourite of the top awarded Underwater Photographs of the Year 2016.  Each year they are exhibited in Cape Town and the Chavonnes Battery  Museum and if you like […]
October 27, 2016

Mara Expedition Camp, Kenya – classic mobile safari

I don’t know about you, but I still yearn for the classic ‘Out of Africa‘ safari of East Africa. And right now, there’s nowhere better to get that genuine expedition […]