Tag: National Parks

Chobe: my top safari experience to date

My parents never took us on ‘Safari’. They took us to the Wildtuin – our name for the Kruger National Park in my Afrikaans family- at least once a year. I remember how me, my sister and…

Death Valley National Park

Earth and Sky The mere mention of Death Valley National Park stirs images of an inhospitable, wretched landscape of nothingness. Truth be told, there is an alluring and astounding variety of natural…

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…

Grootbos magic and Overberg spells

I’ve mentioned countless times that I’m smitten with South Africa’s Overberg – a region east of Cape Town on the far side of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. Katarina Mancama and I travelled through Gansbaai last year – a prominent area in the…

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…

Flower safari in South Africa

We have seen wildflowers in other parts of the world, but nothing prepared us for the magic of springtime in South Africa. Flowers of all shapes and sizes spread out before my…

Augrabies National Park

On our recent road trip to the Northern Cape, we decided to include Augrabies National Park, simply because it is one of those places that you include in an itinerary, if you…

Saguaro National Park

Andrew stops the car and I look out into the wilderness of the desert through the window.  The intricate landscape is practically threatening. All the mesmerizing facts I learned about this place…

Giant Sequoias

Like no other place on Earth, the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park is alive with mystery and wonder. I thought I knew what to expect here, I came for massive trees,…

Torres del Paine National Park

There are places that capture your attention the second you lay eyes on them. Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, at the southern tip of South America, is one of…

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