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Ride4Lions Day 2 – In the Shadow of the Fire Mountains

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Kilimanjaro – with Uhuru Peak at a dizzying 5 895m – rates not only as the highest mountain in Africa, but also as the highest free-standing peak in the world. When you’re cranking across the Kenyan plains, the three dormant volcanic cones of Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira rise against the skyline as an ever-present reminder [...]

Ride4Lions Day 1 – Where Wild Things Are

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Amboseli National Park has been on my radar ever since my days of traveling vicariously via the pages of dozens of National Geographic magazines I devoured in our local library in Grahamstown. I clearly remember Wednesday afternoons when we had 3hrs of freedom to wander into town, and the musty, welcoming smell of books once [...]

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

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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 www.transcapeMTB.co.za 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 [...]