Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cruising the Quiver Tree Route

Quiver tree

The #GreenKalahari‘s ‘Quiver Tree Food & Wine Route’ boasts a host of destinations, ranging from superb camping spots and self-catering river resorts to 5-star guesthouses. If you’re ever up in this amazing part of the Northern Cape, do yourself a favour and check out some of the very diverse (and often completely unexpected) places. Oranjerus Resort [...]

Desert Daze – Kalahari River Safaris

Kalahari River Safaris

My opportunity for a couple of days of play while up in the Green Kalahari came as a huge bonus while shooting the 2015 Edition of the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon. This then is the thing about this arid province: every time I get up there, it conspires like an old friend to suck me [...]

#GKCM DAY 2 – Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon

GKCM2

One of my favourite days, of any canoe race, anywhere in the world! The Gariep morphs from sweet and wide flow to rollicking white-water chute, and goes from languishing amidst reed islands to pumping through pot-holed granite chutes and blasting below a multitude of bridges. Two portage sections are thrown in for good measure, and [...]

#GKCM Day 1 – Young Guns on the Great River

GKCM1

Another phenomenal edition of the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon played out within the dramatic Northern Cape this past week. Paddlers from all over South Africa came to test themselves against the Orange River at proper water levels, and also against a very solid field. Although most of the athletes this time around were from the [...]