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Celebrating Southern African Getaways

Sincere thanks to the fabulous Christine Searle at SA-Venues, for including me in her awesome post: South Africans share their favourite local getaways! It’s a total treat to participate and discover what’s special to others too πŸ˜€

Picking only one favourite was impossibly tough, given the abundance we have here – as well as how privileged Dave and I have been, thanks largely to friends, family and our professional photography. I narrowed it down to the African bushveld, because I believe that nothing compares to the ‘soul vacation’ this offers. Here’s the longer list, incorporating more of Southern Africa and a few of the countless highlights we’ve enjoyed:

Londolozi private game reserve, SA – leopards:


LEOPARD CLOSE-UP – Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

Madikwe private game reserve, SA – wild dogs:


AFRICAN WILD DOG – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Schotia Safaris, SA – lions:


MUFASA – Schotia Safaris, South Africa

Welgevonden private game reserve, SA – rhino’s & elephants:


RHINO SILHOUETTE – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa


ELEPHANT SILHOUETTE – Welgevonden game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

Timbavati private game reserve, SA – buffalo:


BUFFALO BULL – Timbavati game reserve, South Africa

Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana – abundant game and raptors:


HIPPOS AT SUNSET – Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana


FISH EAGLE TAKING OFF – Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana – wide open spaces and occasional cheetah:


DAVE checking photo’s on our roofrack – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana


CHEETAH RUNNING – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Mozambique – scuba diving, especially Guinjata Bay’s manta rays:


MANTA RAY WITH REMORA FISH – Guinjata Bay, Mozambique


ME SCUBA-DIVING – Mozambique, Southern Africa

Lesotho – enduro riding, in particular the extreme Roof of Africa:


ROOF OF AFRICA 2010 – Lesotho, Southern Africa


VIEW OF MALUTI MOUNTAINS – Lesotho, Southern Africa

Cape Town (where I grew up) – family, fun, Two Oceans & Table Mountain:


TABLE MOUNTAIN from V&A WATERFRONT – Cape Town, South Africa


VIEW OF CAPE POINT – Cape Town, South Africa

As far as wildlife goes, we’re planning perhaps the pinnacle trip for September next year: Serengeti under Canvas in Tanzania with &Beyond Africa, which follows the migration in luxury tents. CAN’T WAIT, especially since it will probably include scenes like these:


WILDEBEEST RUNNING – Masai Mara, Kenya


HOT AIR BALLOON ABOVE MIGRATING WILDEBEEST – Masai Mara, Kenya

I wasn’t lucky enough to accompany Dave to Kenya, where he shot these last two pics, so that’s high on my wish-list of wildlife destinations, along with others in Southern Africa, such as Namibia (where I was born), Zambia (where my father was born and raised) and Zimbabwe (where some of our special friends come from). And that’s just for starters. Ah, AFRICA…what’s to do but LOVE YOU?

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Congrats to the Top Two’s!

CONGRATULATIONS to our fabulous friends at SA Venues, along with all the others who’ve made it into the Top Two Finalists of the 2010 SA Blog Awards!

Pity we’re not among them, but BIG THANKS to EVERYONE who voted us into the Top Ten Best Photographic blogs! Here’s a Protea in appreciation of ALL your awesome efforts:


PROTEA – Johannesburg, South Africa

Proteas are special here in South Africa, being our national flower and the name of our national cricket team. Since we’re into cricket season, we may as well celebrate that too πŸ™‚

This one is part of a beautiful bunch of flowers that Dave gave me a few days ago, simply because he’s such a darling. On top of that, he photographed it for me to share with you. Just gotta LOVE this man!! He’s not well today, coming down with bad flu after a lion-heart performance at Saturday’s Xtreme Enduro X, which also sprained his ankles seriously. I’ll post some pics of the event soon, but first to treat him to some TLC . . .

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SA-Venues rocks!

Huge THANK YOU to Christine and SA-Venues for featuring a stunning article on Dave on the front page of their beautiful blog today!!! Here’s a link to check out the whole article: http://www.sa-venues.com. Please take a look πŸ™‚ An added … Continue reading

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Thank you, SA Venues!

Sincere thanks to SA Venues for featuring Dave’s cheetah pic on their beautiful blog today at http://www.blog.sa-venues.com. Whether you’re South African or not, have a browse of their blog for some of the best that SA has to offer…it’s worth … Continue reading

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Go Table Mountain!

I just noticed a tweet on Twitter by @savenuescom, as follows: “New blog post: Table Mountain Tops Everest http://www.blog.sa-venues.com.” Have a read! The gist of it is that “Table Mountain is one step closer to being named one of the … Continue reading

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