Aug 02

Table Mountain – New 7 Wonders of Nature

Table Mountain is one of the most visited landmarks in South Africa, and recently won a place in the New 7 Wonders of Nature. In a 2 phase voting process, it was up against 400 contenders in the first phase, … Continue reading

Jun 01

Mombasa, Kenya

                    Photo attribution to Kenya Tourism The city of Mombasa lies on the east coast of Kenya, and is often missed as a destination within Kenya. Most visitors to the country arrive in the capital Nairobi, and head out to … Continue reading

Apr 29

Cape Town’s Beaches and the balance between Nature and Recreation

Think of a city with invitingly sunny shores. Los Angeles. Myrtle Beach. Sydney. Cape Town. All lie close to latitude 34° (north or south). All offer great beaches and ample sunshine, a magnet to vacationers. That’s probably about as far … Continue reading

Apr 20

Volunteering abroad

Giving back, making a difference but seeing the world at the same time is a noble way to travel. We don’t all have the time to spend a month or a few months volunteering in a village or school, but … Continue reading

Apr 06

eBook Review – Photographer’s Guide to Etosha National Park

“Never judge a book by its cover”, so the saying goes. I always do. Here’s a book that covers (a) wildlife and nature photography; (b) shows me “how” to record those incredible memories; and (c) relates the lessons specifically to … Continue reading

Mar 25

Top Ten African Safari Photography Tips

1. Compose the scene – don’t just ‘point and shoot’ – think before you depress the shutter button. Think in terms of the rule of thirds – where have you placed the subject in the frame, where is the horizon … Continue reading

Mar 18

Planning your African Safari

If “African Safari” is one of life’s experiences that you’ve long dreamed about and have included in your Bucket List, then you must also have a mental picture of how your safari will unfold. Will the “real thing” match your … Continue reading

Mar 09

What is culinary tourism?

Perhaps for some of us a vacation of adrenalin heart stopping adventure is just too much. Perhaps a vacation visiting ruins and historical places is a tad blah. We could be among those folks who find adventure in exploring new … Continue reading