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Let There Be Light!

Extreme lights

‘Extreme Lights’ … the name says it all. My shoot last week with Charl, Hannes and their crew made me realise rather suddenly how pathetic my current MTB lights are, and that LED technology has advanced with leaps and bounds in the three years since I purchased my kit. The good news is that this [...]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015

TransCape

Dream job … go recce the route for the upcoming Transcape MTB Stage Race through the forest of the Garden Route and along the back roads of the Klein Karoo for a couple of days. Can’t say no to that, so I teamed up with Race Director Lenore Collett and Route Director Jeff Willcox, and [...]

Holi-Baby

Holi-Baby

A couple of weeks back Kay, the kids and I snuck off on a well-deserved holiday break. Sunshine coast beaches, J-Bay surf, a family christening, a couple of MTB trails, some kayaking and a whole lot of lazy, rainy days came as part of the deal. I took a lot less cameras than usual, and [...]

Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB Challenge 2014

Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB

Eish … I cannot believe it is a full year since I’ve last shot this amazing MERRELL event … But yeah, time flies, which in this case is not a bad thing, as I got to head up to the Eastern Cape again to go and play in what definitely rates as one of my [...]

Coleman Tripping – KaggaKamma

Kagga

Our final destination on my Coleman Outdoor Guide Shoot was KaggaKamma, a stunning private game reserve perched within the transition biome between the Cederberg and the Ceres-Karoo. Set upon a high fynbos plateau on the edge of the Koue Bokkeveld, it personifies wilderness luxury at its very best. What few people realise is that KaggaKamma [...]

Coleman Tripping – Rondeberg

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Rondeberg Resort – on the gorgeous Bulshoek Dam north of Clanwilliam – is one of those perfect family spots if you’re keen on an outdoor getaway. It is close enough to civilisation to not make it a mission, yet far enough off the beaten track to make sure you don’t have to deal with every [...]

Coleman Tripping – Nuwerust Rest Camp

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Working with Coleman’s brand new range of tents and camping equipment got me thinking about a new book …. A #getoutside Guide to all of SA’s brilliant little outdoor secret spots. Places where you can mountain bike and rock climb and fish and trail run and hike and play to your heart’s content. Which brings [...]

Goodbye Humans – and thanks for all the jelly-fish

Turtle release

Yoda the Green Turtle’s two most recent journeys were probably the most stressful ones of his/her life. (We’re not 100% sure of the sex, but genetic testing on blood will confirm this pretty soon). She arrived by car at Two Oceans Aquarium about a year ago after a good samaritan found her in an extremely [...]

Spur Adventure Duo #4 – Lourensford 2014

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As Brian Allot said yesterday when I bumped into him at some dodgy take-away joint in search of post-race sustenance: “I dug that race stukkend”! Every single thing conspired on the day to make it a perfect event: the stunning venue at Lourensford Wine Estate; absolutely perfect weather; a great field of athletes; and a [...]

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge 2013 – Day 2

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On Day 2, the SABRINA LOVE Ocean Challenge traditionally moves away from the ‘ocean’, embracing the dramatic inland playground extending inland from Plettenberg Bay. Once again, the owners of the spectacular Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate opened their arms and hearts to welcome all the crew, competitors and kids associated with the event. Proceedings kicked [...]

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