South Africa

Posts and photos about my travels within my home country, South Africa.

Western Cape
Flower carpet at West Coast National Park
It’s time for the Cape to show off her colourful wardrobe again. Wild flowers in bloom will transform the landscape into a tapestry of colour, attracting pollinators and humans alike. Namaqua and West Coast’s floral displays are the most well-known and visited. But there are pockets, or rather troves of […]

In search of flowers

Cheetah mother & cub at Manyeleti Game Reserve 4
I recently returned from an excellent stay at a tented safari camp in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, a private concession on the border with the more famous Kruger National Park. Honeyguide’s Mantobeni Camp was a great bush getaway, and perfect escape from winter’s chill. Although we saw some wonderful predators, […]

Private safari lodges: A love-hate relationship