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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 [...]

Greyton Classic 2016 – Day 2

Greyton2

First batch of images from the exhilarating #GreytonClassic Adventure Weekend going up – more to follow soon.  You can also check out www.greytonclassic.co.za for updates. Click here to view the pics

Grayton Classic 2016 – Day 1

Greyton1

Very quick upload on #Day1 of the #GreytonClassic MTB STage Race. The first day saw riders missioning into the Overberg hills along some serious gravel road climbs, with a few proper descents chucked in for good measure. Top of the riding pops must go to the Rocky Horror Climb and consecutive Luislang Descent; these two new sections of singletrack [...]

Kalahari Challenge – #TomTom

Kalahari TomTom

Despite busting my #TomTomBandit in a gat-oor-kop #endo along one of those bushveldt #KalahariChallenge tracks, I still managed to access some of the imagery and video I shot on the first couple of days. Here are a few of the frame grabs and stills – see if you can spot yourself! And keep an eye out for the link to #FreeDownloads which we [...]

Kalahari MTB Challenge – Day 3

Kalahari 3

Sitting at JHB Airport with dust in my ears and eyes, and up my ass, but with a huge smile on my face. What an incredible experience it has been to shoot the #KalahariChallenge up in Botswana these past few days. If you’re keen on a serious session of #AdventureMTB, add this to your Do-List [...]

Published Stuff – Latest

Hell&Back

Some of my published articles from the 20-odd local and international mags and newspapers I contribute to. Have focused on a range of features, from extreme sport to family and adventure travel, just to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks. Click here to view the pics

Roads Less Travelled

Roads

A few more Edits from last week’s Northern Cape trip, a gravel-travel journey that time-lined me, Kay and Grace through the forgotten dorps and magnificent landscapes characterising this bewitching region. Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklipbaai, Tankwa, Leliefontein, Calvinia, Soebatsfontein, Koiingnaas, Sarrisam, Soutfontein, Wallekraal … and of course the incomparable Namaqua and Tankwa-Karoo National Parks. Thanks for a [...]

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