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Wild Magazine – April 2014 – Richtersveld National Park

Beyond the rugged and remote campsites and chalets, a jaw-dropping world awaits in the Richtersveld. Make the most of this fine wilderness destination by venturing where few go. Read my feature article in the Autumn edition of Wild Magazine.

Leisure Wheels – April 2014 – Ai-Ais National Park Namibia

What is it about deserts that grip the imagination more than other wilderness areas? On the surface, these arid spaces are the most intimidating. Yet the drier the air, the hotter the temperatures, the more dessicated the earth, the more we are inclined to fall in love with them. Part of a transfrontier conservation area, Ai-Ais National Park in southern Namibia may be one of the most alluring of them all. Read my article in Leisure Wheels Magazine which takes in the awesome Fish River Canyon
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YITW 2013-14 – Mandela’s Frontiers – “A truly wonderful land”

Happy New Year everyone! May it be full of wild adventures. Thank you for all your support so far.

In the next year I'm travelling to Kgalagadi, Tuli Block, Gorongosa, Gonarezhou, Kruger and Imfolozi, among many others. I look forward to sharing some of these places with you!

With Mandela's passing last month, I was inspired to write this piece about his contribution to conservation in Africa. It's a good reminder of how each of us can make a difference to the lives of people around us,
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Cape Times Newspaper – December 2013 – Mandela’s Frontiers

I was in southern Namibia on the night of Nelson Mandela's death, and this is my article in the Cape Times on the great man's contributions to Africa's wild places.

YITW 2013-14 – Namibia – The extreme beauty of Ai-Ais National Park

From the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa, I crossed the Orange (or Gariep) River to Ai-Ais National Park in Namibia. Together, these two national parks form the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. One of several transfrontier parks across
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YITW 2013-14 – Richtersveld National Park in summer

I've been to the Richtersveld National Park a few times, but I never get tired of going. The scenery is unique in South Africa - desert mountains that surround massive sandy plains, and of course the Orange River (or Gariep, as it's known locally by the Nama) that flows through the gorge. If it wasn't for this river, then I imagine the Richtersveld would be almost impossible to visit in summer time. Park manager Nick de Goede says that his record high is 62 degrees Celsius.

My own record is
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