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TransCape MTB Challenge 2019

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The annual #TransCapeMTB Stage Race – truly a ‘Bicycle Journey across the Cape’ – arguably rates as one of South Africa’s most scenic and exhilarating mountain-biking events. Today, riders from around the globe saddled up to journey from the Garden Route – across the Karoo, Hessequa and Overberg Regions, and all the way to the Cape Winelands [...]

50/50 and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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  So lekker to have had the opportunity to work with Bertus Louw from @5050tv during our Dunlop Tyres SA #BeyondTheRiftValley Expedition. His two exhilarating productions focusing on our #chimpanzee and #gorilla adventures show Peter Van Kets and #DieOom in their natural habitat, with excellent exposure for Isuzu South Africa, Front Runner South Africa, Hi-Tec South-Africa, Wilderness Safaris and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) of #RemarkableRwanda. Chuffed to have dozens of my Stills Images feature as part [...]

Goodbye Eastern Cape

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A final outdoor Hurrah! to the #EasternCape on a gray and overcast Jbay day. A short #trailrun along the #Woodridge singletrack, before joining Brett Puttergill for a steepish ascent of the ‘Old Oxwagon Path’ Trail. This is one of the newly created #mtb routes from Crossways Country Kitchen, and part of the brilliant 3Rivers Trails mountain bike trail system. Excellent riding on the Giant Bicycles South Africa #anthem, superb cuisine [...]

Hello 2019

2019

Too much beautifulness in #2018 to even try to make sense of. A couple of weeks spent with our youthfull wonders taught me a few things, like, for example, you never actually say ‘very’, but rather abbreviate it (as in vee nice). Also, just about any sentence can be improved by adding ‘like a boss’ [...]

Post Christmas 2018

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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

JBay

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

Augrabies

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

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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

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 [...]

KAZA Trip 2018 – Botswana

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Click here to see images of the Botswana leg of the KAZA trip

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