iSimangaliso – The Unbearable Beauty of the Eastern Shorts

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In a natural space as impossibly beautiful as #iSimangaliso Wetland Park, it seems nearly unfair to have a favourite section. Bite me, because I do, and it is the #EasternShores. There are just too many facets to this biodiverse section unfolding from #Bhangazi Gate to the seductive shoreline sweep of the Indian Ocean at #CapeVidal. [...]

iSimangaliso – Exploring the Western Shores

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In case you haven’t realised it yet, this #iSimangaliso ’Place of Miracles and Wonders’ is jaw-droppingly huge. It stretches over 332 00ha, all the way from the Kosi Bay Lake Sytem up against Mozambique, for well over 300km southwards to the south of Lake St. Lucia. Our journey started up in the #CoastalForest Section near Rocktail Beach Camp, from where [...]

iSimangaliso – A Day in Sodwana Bay


Yup, I know … there’s no way you can properly do #Sodwana in a day (especially when it is bucketing with rain, and with the ocean in a contemptuously wild and pissed-off mood). Unfortunately, this is what our #iSimangaliso shoot programme boiled down to, so we got stuck in and milked every moment in between the downpours. Fortunately, we [...]

iSimangaliso 2017 ~ Just Being at Beautiful RockTail Beach Camp

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It seems the weather gods ruling the #iSimangaliso roost have a rather warped sense of humour. I mean, why the heck else would they strafe us with 150mm of rain on our first two days up here on the KZN coast? In the greater scheme of things, the region did need the rain, and I’ve never seen [...]

TransCape – The Final Day

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A last-gasp throw-back to just on a week ago, with the annual #TransCape festivities morphing from the stunning Gala Evening at #Villiersdorp into what always is a champagne stage over gritty #Groenlandberg and into the finish line at #LaCouronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Huge thanks to #VolvoSA and #ASGsport for making this incredible event a reality ~ All images shot on #PentaxKseriies cameras. Click here to view the pics

TransCape – The People Album

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No man is an island, and no event can ever be an absolute success without passionate people behind it. #TransCape is a case in point – the crew, organisers, marshalls, sponsors such as #ASGsport and #VolvoSA, and most importantly, the riders – make this event one of the truly unique #MTB Stage Races out there. If you want to be a part [...]

TransCape – The Nature Album

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Sometimes – when you’re racing a multi-day #MTB Stage Race – you might not have time to look around and appreciate the little things. Natural wonder abound along this amazing 7-day #TransCape route, with at least five incredible eco-systems contributing to the outdoor experience. Shot on PENTAX SOUTH AFRICA #PentaxKseries cameras – more info at Click here to view the pics

Transcape – The Volvo SA Album

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The annual #TransCape #MTB Stage Race may be a beautiful #CrankAcrossTheCape, but if I had to do it in a car, I could think of no more luxurious way than behind the wheel of a #VolvoXC90. Endless plains of shale, Karoo dust storms, the slip-sliding clay by-ways of Grootvadersbosch, and the steepening track up and [...]

TransCape MTB Stage Race – Day 6


Mountain-biking days do not come much better than #Stage6 at the annual #TransCapeMTB Stage Race from Knysna to Franschhoek. Imagine pedalling up #Bakenskop with the sunrise at your back, missioning up the side-winding #singletrack with the village of #Greyton still slumbering way below. Even better, once you plateau just beyond the summit fence stile, you realise the local Winelands #TrailFairies have been hard at work creating brand [...]

TransCape MTB Stage Race – Day 3


After a mammoth Stage 2, this is pretty much a day of ‘mind over matter’, with around 70km-plus of gavel and stone linking you from the sublime Rooiberglodge all the way to the town of Riversdale. That sounds pretty do-able if you’re an MTB god and Stage Racers do it every day, but hell, with 140km in [...]

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