Monthly Archives: May 2012

Not just another Bloom Town


Lots of people trek to Nieuwoudtville to revel in 6 weeks worth of floral abandon during Spring. What they do not realise is that they are missing out on a secret season here in the ‘Bulb Capital of the World’. On the flip side of the flower season, this delightful dorp boasts endless amounts of [...]

Oorlogskloof Trail Run 2012


Oorlogskloof: it is a name that conjures up images of man versus nature in a visceral battle where indomitable spirit faces off against the harshness of the elements. This is true for this 42km ultra run, which delivered big on all fronts – unbeatable landscape, super-technical terrain, kick-ass competitors and a level of ‘realness’ one [...]

The Flip Side of work


Sometimes, you need to take time out from what to me is the greatest job in the world. And even though the camera may still be hauled out occasionally, it is family, friends, bikes, head space and life that take presidence, rather than some ridiculous deadline. These images have been rattling about on CF Cards [...]

Time Out in Touwsberg


Somewhere between Barrydale and Ladismith – just a few kays beyond the infamous Ronnie’s Sex Shop – you will find the turn-off to Touwsberg Private Nature Reserve. This pristine haven takes you completely off the grid: no cell phone reception or television, and all the power comes from wind and solar generators. You will share [...]

Of Witches and Running Wild


When you tramp onto the magical trails spiderwebbing within the shadows of Towerkop booming high above the Klein Karoo, you had better be ready for a gruellingly gorgeous day in Big Mountain Territory. Stanley’s Run packs a mean gravity punch, but anyone who has followed the formation of the QUANTUM Country Classics Series, will know [...]