Monthly Archives: December 2018

Post Christmas 2018


Chasing sunsets, climbing windmills, #mtb missions with giraffe, afternoon siestas, #noorsveld trail runs, ridiculously long lunches, and half a dozen new #surf breaks … 2018 is winding down in the best way possible. From a laid-back and leisurely #SunshineCoast we headed into the heat wave enveloping the #karoo near Jansenville, succumbing to the excesses of a family #Xmas done right. I am sated, and it is only [...]

Chilling in J-Bay


Getting sucked into #Jbay chill mode, with nothing much to stress about other than wind- and swell direction. And of course beating the holiday kooks to the various breaks. So much to be thankful for, with all three kids and the gorgeous Karyn Marais, all together, and exploring this little corner of the #SunshineCoast in #Noah, the Isuzu South Africa #Xrider. Beth, Robs and [...]

Augrabies Falls National Park


Three days. 360 Degrees of off-the-charts #adventure. Scouting a potential new #AR Event in #AugrabiesFalls allowed me and Zane Schmahl to explore beyond the regular tourism boundaries and activities in this national park, and what we’ve found is sure to blow anyone’s mind! Right now, I’m still in that primal coitus interruptus zone of leaving this godlike natural arena, and reflecting on [...]

Namaqua West Coast – Adventure #3


That’s Adventure #3 in Namaqua West Coast done and dusted. I really only discovered this outdoor paradise in May this year during Expedition Africa, but since then, it has become one of my absolute favourite #outdoor playgrounds in South Africa. There is the beach break at #Strandfontein, with its right and left lines, where the waves pack serious grunt. Or #Bamboesbaai and the [...]

Namaqua West Coast – Strandfontein


A couple of days embedded within the natural beauty of the Namaqua West Coast Region and you can’t help feeling like you’ve been on holiday for a week. This region – and most of all its people – somehow manages to surprise you around every corner, with an ever-changing landscape, a scattering of quirky towns and truly [...]