Tag: Hiking

Turbine Hotel and Spa Knysna

It is, in my opinion, kind of impossible  – especially if you’re a first language Afrikaans speaking South African like myself – to visit Knysna and not have Dalene Matthee’s novel, ‘Circles in the Forest’…

The Blue Hippo Farm

My friend Milton Schorr – who regularly contributes to My blog WITH HIS EPIC STORIES – drove his motorcycle named Richard in the direction of Greyton, South Africa, and had such a moving tale to…

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

I’m not quite sure what I would single out as my main reason for considering Rocherpan Nature Reserve, about 15 km north of Veldrift on South Africa’s West Coast, as one of…

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve originates in, and penetrates to, the depths of my being. Under the custodianship of CapeNature, it reminds me that I travel not to escape life, but to not allow life to escape me. Roughly 30…

The Top 10 African Travel Experiences of 2015

It has been a busy year. I collected quite a few new stamps in my passport and discovered some amazing new destinations. As this year comes to a close, I’m doing my…

Hiking La Reunion’s Cirque de Mafate

When I stood on the edge of the immense caldera of the Cirque de Mafate, one of the French island of La Reunion’s three volcanic amphitheatres, it was hard to believe that I actually…

The Deep South: An Eco-Adventure

There is a piece of Cape Town as far from north as it gets. It’s a wild place, full of mountains, kissed with sea salt and spray. It’s called the Deep South.…

Fish River Canyon

We, a friend, my wife and me, embarked on our long-prepared journey through the world’s second biggest canyon with the firm plan to reach Ai-Ais after four nights and five days of…

Cederberg San Rock Art

The Cederberg is world renowned for its diverse, abundant and spectacular San rock art created by the /Xam of the Karoo. /Xam were the original hunter-gatherers, who roamed this harsh and beautiful…

Wilderness Leadership School’s Wilderness Trails

Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey  Imagine spending days, not hours, but days without any contact with the outside world. Imagine not being at the…

Watching Whales

Down on the beach I listened with half an ear as Clive from Mokkoran Dive Charters gave his safety briefing. Behind him, his large blue duck lay beached on the sand, waiting…

Wild Sweden

Wildlife Safari in Sweden Wolves howling in the dead of night was one of the most spine-tingling sounds we’ve ever heard. We were sitting around an open fire in a dark forest, surrounded…

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