Blog:

For more than 15 years I’ve travelled to over 100 national parks in Southern, East and Central Africa, from Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of Congo to Agulhas National Park at the very southern tip of Africa. I’ve taken a few photos along the way, and interviewed some of the dedicated people who live and work in these areas. These are the blogs I’ve written about my experiences.


1st December 2011 Seahorses and sewerage…the delicate balance of Knysna estuary

Knsyna is famous not only for its indigenous forests, but also its estuary, which is the biggest – and most…...

30th November 2011 The ellies of Knysna…the mystery of the reality

The Knysna Forests…home to the southern-most elephant population in Africa, and the only free-ranging, unfenced elephants left in the country.…...

27th November 2011 Circles in a wild forest

The so-called “Wilderness” section of the Garden Route National Park is astoundingly beautiful. It consists of a series of large…...

23rd November 2011 Up the Storms River!

The Tsitsikamma coastline is one of the more beautiful in the country. High cliffs covered in fynbos, deep gorges bedecked…...

22nd November 2011 Arriving in heaven

I think we have arrived in heaven. For the next two weeks we are staying in the Garden Route National…...

20th November 2011 We’ve done it! The Otter Trail in Tsitsikamma

We’ve done it! The Otter Trail is probably South Africa’s most famous hiking trail. Named after the Cape clawless Otter…...

12th November 2011 Off to do the Otter Trail!

We're just about to leave on the Otter Trail in Tsitsikamma National Park! This is perhaps South Africa's most famous…...

12th November 2011 Leaving some of our souls at Gamkaberg

We are very sad to be leaving beautiful Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. Our time here has been very special, and we…...

9th November 2011 Leopards! Here in the Gamkaberg.

There are leopards in these mountains! On our walk down the Tierkloof with reserve manager Tom Barry and field ranger…...

9th November 2011 The fascinating dry side of the Gamkaberg…

It’s only November, but already the southern African summer is starting to sharpen its teeth. In this part of the…...

7th November 2011 Gamkaberg – New wilderness with new wonders

Why haven’t we been here before? That’s how we feel about the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. I’ve always wanted to come,…...

5th November 2011 Thinking back…and moving on.

The Karoo National Park is more than 88 000 hectares big…with a predator-proof fence around its boundary which is about…...