Monthly Archives: July 2016

Plains Trailing: Into the Karoo

Karoo

We swopped the fairies and funk-filled forests of Hogsback for the wide-sky plains of the Great Karoo, heading via Frontier Country to Graaff-Reinet and beyond to the utterly laid-back little village of Nieu Bethesda. It is a scenic drive past Adelaide, Bedford and Somerset-East, with the Sneeuberg and Tandjiesberg ranges sawblading up from the savanna [...]

A Bandit View of the Adventure Province

Trailblazer

Even though I shot the majority of my imagery on the PENTAX SOUTH AFRICA #DSLR System, the #TomTomBandit was always in my backpack or on my Giant Bicycles South Africa #MTB. It remains the best #ActionCam I’ve ever shot with, and is unequalled when it comes to#POV Stills or high-quality video sequences. Here are some#TomTomMoments from our recent #FrontierCountry road trip – thanksTomTom! Click here to view the [...]

Away with the Fairies: Hogsback 2016

Hogsback

You can’t help feeling the magic of Hogsback, a hideaway village secreted high within the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape. It is a place of foundling forests and cascading waterfalls veiling down steep cliffs, and as close as you’ll ever get to ‘The Shire’ from JRR Tolkein’s novels. A GPS glitch (read: ‘navigator’) took [...]

Baviaans River Conservancy 2016

Baviaanskloof

Finally in #Hogsback at the beautiful Arminel Hotel Hogsbackafter a few days of family back-road tripping into the Baviaans River Valley. This extensive farmer-driven conservancy is situated between #Bedford and #Tarkastad in the Eastern Cape. This is also our old family farm, so cue trail running, mountain biking, hiking, fireside kakpraat and some major catch-up time [...]

At Play in the Fields of Kim Lord

Banhoek

Hidden away amidst the rugged peaks towering over the Dwarsrivier Valley, you may be fortunate enough to happen upon the Banhoek Conservancy, but only if you’re one of those outdoor types who heed the call of the mountains. Banhoek and Boschendal unfold in all their glory here along the eastern and southern slopes of Simonsberg, with an extensive [...]