Adventures

The Mountains are Calling and I must go…

The beautiful scenery around Rhodes Village. Photo supplied by Rhodes Tourist and Information Centre. I hesitated to write an article about fishing… It is a controversial subject for some. In…

Swathes of Cosmos and Angela’s Picnic for Classic Car Lovers!

Petrol prices are set to take another hike, which is not good news for weekend jaunts. That said, we live in a country where really amazing outings can quite literally…

Why take a hike?

If you can walk you can hike. Hiking is a popular form of exercise. It can range from a simple walk in a nearby greenbelt to a long walk with…

Of Sandstone Behemoths and Golden Gates…

What makes a town/village “special” to you? For me, it’s the characters residing there, a quirky or unusual feel about it and, ideally, some nearby natural attraction. The town of…

Once upon a time in Clarens…

A “Gingerlicious” (left) with dark chocolate, ginger, syrup & honey, and one of the “WOW Shakes” – no words! Imagine you’re a child again… Let’s say around eight years old.…

An interesting afternoon

We experienced a long power outage after a session of load shedding. As I write this most of our suburb is still without power. One realises how reliant we are…

A Vespa tour to Clarens…

Clarens takeover! Picture post-WWII Italy… (and no, this article has nothing to do with current events!). A country with a crippled economy, and roads in a complete state of disrepair…

Clarens – More than a Proud Century of Tourism

In South Africa, there are many cities, towns and dorps that are more than a century old. I personally love the sense of history, but one has to ask the…

Elephants hear with their feet!!

Young elephant spraying soil to cool down on a hot day. Elephants are strange creatures, aren’t they? What with their slurpy trunks, their huge ears that look as though they…

Wilderness – why give a damn??

Water lilies on the Chobe River – golden in the last rays of the sun. The last couple of columns have been about wilderness. Which ultimately begs the question: why…

The state of the African Wilderness during the pandemic…

The state of the African Wilderness during the pandemic… “Nature has the power to heal because it is where we are from, it is where we belong, and it belongs…

Some important definitions

I recently picked up that a friend was confused with terminology related to his 4x4. It was easy to sort out, the possible impact of the confusion could have had…

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