Travel Serendipity – An Unexpected Encounter in the Drakensberg

I appreciated some serendipity in the Drakensberg; a compelling motive for choosing to travel. Discovering the unexpected is a large part of the appeal for me. It provides the excitement, exploring a world where even the remotest corners have been thoroughly surveyed and mapped. Anticipating a new discovery, finding something different or unexpected is a driving force for all modern-day …

Experiencing a Little of the Big Five in South Africa

Travelling to South Africa and not visiting one of the large game reserves such as Kruger, MalaMala or even Inverdoorn is probably unthinkable for many travellers. The draw of possibly seeing the Big Five is just too appealing and impossible to resist. The recent trip which was organised by South African Tourism concentrated on some alternative attractions in Durban and …

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The Creative Streets of Johannesburg – Photo Essay

Johannesburg, South Africa is a destination which is experiencing increased popularity, reinventing itself into an exciting and attractive proposition for travellers. Graffiti has also come a long way in recent years; once viewed as the handiwork of undesirables and vandals, many street artists are justifiably receiving worldwide acclaim for their stunning often building sized creations. There is plenty to experience, …

Kumpo; Dancing Haystacks in The Gambia

As the 4 wheel drive vehicle pulled into the ramshackle village of Kanuma, the Gambia the 5 westerners aboard were probably both curious and mildly apprehensive. Only one of the group had visited the area before and even Kathryn from Gambia Experience hadn’t witnessed a kumpo before therefore none of us quite knew what to expect. The vehicle was chased …