Of sharks and tales

“I got slapped in the face by a Great White Shark…” this is the news my son Liam is telling his buddies at school today. As a 9-year-old he is prone exaggeration, but today his tall stories are true. (more…)

Down the Orange

Taking our two boys (aged 7 and 8) down the Orange River for a three day 60 kilometre paddle along the watery border that divides the arid landscapes of Namibia and South Africa was a wonderful adventure. Camping under the stars, running rapids, catching fish, swimming, collecting rocks and being together as a family. […]

Panic at the Lake

I have a special spot for Lake Panic which is a waterhole near Paul Kruger Gate in the Kruger National Park. When I was a guide at Singita and had time off I often used to relax here enjoying the great kingfisher photography. (more…)

Umngazi’s Wild Magic

Wildly undulating mountain bike rides, steep trail runs, long walks on desolate beaches, thrilling rock fishing, visits to traditional Xhosa villages and balmy weather made Umngazi River Bungalows a really great escape from the cold winter weather in Cape Town. (more…)

A tale of four countries

 

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia all come together in one spectacularly watery spot near where the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. I am told that it is the only place in the world where four countries meet and I just cant get enough of it. I find that April is a really comfortable time to […]

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