Emzini Township Tour

Emzini is a small organisation run by Penny and Ella in Knysna, South Africa with the intent of supporting the people of the Township. We came across them whilst on holiday there and booked on to one of the township tours that they operate to get an insight into the lives of the local people.…

In The Wilderness

There is an area on the south coast of South Africa named Wilderness which is a haven for birdlife and therefore the bird-spotters amongst us. It’s not quite as isolated or truly wild as the name suggests but it’s a great place to be for some peaceful nature time. When we have been there we…

Port Elizabeth Surfers

On our recent stay in South Africa we ventured down to Port Elizabeth post Safari. On a stroll by the beach we noticed a number of surfers out in the waves and I grabbed my camera and took some shots. This was my first foray into this sport and it took a while to get…

Addo Elephant Park

Whilst staying at Port Elizabeth we took the opportunity to visit Addo Elephant Park for a day. After spending time in Kruger NP we were not sure what to expect but it was certainly worth the visit. The scenery is very different to Kruger with much thick bush around the southern entrance. Once we arrived…

The Little Fellas

Having been to Shipandami dam previously there was no hesitation in returning once more. Last time we visited there were Ellies blocking the road, hippos cavorting around, crocs acting all sinister and kingfishers galore. So hopes were high. This time all was quiet, we scanned the banks and bush but all to no avail for…

Flickr Friendships

I have corresponded with Piet Grobler for many years now on the Flickr website, both of us commenting on one another’s photos. As Piet lives close to Kruger park we arranged to meet and shared stories and experiences over coffee at Letaba. Piet is a real gent and I am really pleased that we managed…

Lake Panic Sunrise

One of my Flickr contacts – Hettie Naude from South Africa creates some wonderfully atmospheric images by capturing a minimal amount of light in her photographs. This year I was inspired enough to try my hand at some silhouette images of my own. These shots were taken at Lake Panic in the Kruger park at…