Postcards from an Urban Sunset, Cape Town

Spectacular sunsets usually bring thoughts of silhouetted surfers, island palm trees, or reflections in mountain lakes to mind. Cityscapes are often equally impressive however, and not necessarily just skylines of towering, reflective glass monoliths. These cloud formations over Cape Town, South Africa, produced one of the most memorable sunsets I can remember. After meeting fur seals in the marina, tasting craft …

Waves of Emotion; Cape Town Photography

Cape Town, one of the world’s most exciting destinations, popular with travellers, and on everybody’s bucket list. It’s a beautiful city, with a vibrant waterfront shopping, and dining area, nearby beaches, and the stunning backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain. Having travelled so far, with so many attractions on offer, it may seem slightly strange one I’ve chosen to highlight …

Postcards from World’s End; Cape Point, South Africa

Ok, so strictly speaking Cape Point, South Africa isn’t the world’s end, but standing at the famed point it’s easy to feel like it is. The Cape of Good Hope is one of those evocative names, that almost every traveller wants to visit. Once there, the imagination begins to kick in, witnessing the powerful ocean crash against the rugged coastline. It …

Masiphumelele Township; The Spirit to Succeed in Cape Town

Driving past the townships such as Masiphumelele, close to Cape Town it is easy to consider them a blight on the area. Filled with ramshackle, rundown temporary accommodation, streets littered with garbage, effluence, or even open sewage streaming down the streets, and discarded vehicles abandoned in the shanty-like communities. Masiphumelele, means “I will succeed” Originally, the symbol of apartheid, where …

Nelson Mandela; At the End of his Long Road to Freedom

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination” – Nelson Mandela Thursday night, one of the world’s brightest beacons of hope finally went out. It is not often I feel emotional, but hearing the news it was difficult not to feel choked up. Any list of the greatest people of the last century would include …

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 …