Ten years ago during some rather drab emotional times, while I was sitting in a suit and tie in an office in Joburg, I would spend hours daydreaming about wilderness areas of Africa. I'd never been to Namibia's northwest, but for some reason, images of elephants walking across vast desert landscapes would pop into my head while I was in the middle of supposedly important business meetings. I've since read a lot about the impact of our wild ancestry and its effect on modern day people...and I'm
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One of my favourite protected areas in South Africa, Tembe hosts some of the largest tuskers on the Afican continent. Check out my feature article in Getaway which profiles this unique community reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, which is very important for conservation, not only of elephants but also the diminutive Suni antelope and it's sandforest habitat.
The cover of Getaway used my photo of my Ford Everest descending the Helskloof Pass in the Richtersveld National Park. What a place...
The awesome desert wilderness of Richtersveld National Park in South Africa is always a favourite of mine. My feature length article and photos in Getaway gives readers a taste of what it's like to explore the most remote national park in the country.
One of the smaller national parks in South Africa, Golden Gate in the Free State province offers something in every season of the year, and is considered one of the prettiest protected areas. Comprising mostly montane grasslands, Golden Gate has the highest altitude of any national park in the country, and supplies much of the fresh water for the region. Located just a few hours from Joburg, the park has some of the best and most diverse accommodation...from an Alpine-style hotel to log cabins
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Mapungubwe National Park is fast becoming one of the most popular national parks in the country. This is the place to come if you're looking for a sense of history, grandeur and intrigue. Mapungubwe is the site of Southern Africa's oldest formal civilisation, dating back to AD 1200, and walking tours to the burial site on top of the eponymous hill are highly recommended. As part of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, which includes conserved land in neighbouring Botswana and
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