With the nickname ‘Jewel of the Pacific’ you’d expect Valparaíso to be a sparkling kind of place. And it is: a hive of activity and colour, restaurants and cafés, backpackers, bars and boutique hotels.
I was born in the Eastern Cape and raised in Cape Town, and have been working and travelling my way around Africa, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean for the past 20 years. I began my career as a web developer, then digital manager, before moving into digital content production and travel writing, where I also discovered a love for photography. More photographs and latest projects at chrisdavies.coFollow @chrisdaviez
Plan a road trip to the Cederberg for spring 2018 and you may be one of the first to re-visit its open spaces and much-loved hiking attractions.
This customisable wilderness experience could save your life one day, but it’s the learning that’s the biggest delight anyway.
The Langeberg is one of South Africa’s most beautiful ranges and it’s even better up close, on foot. Here’s our guide to creating your own hiking road trip.
Hike, raft, track lions, spot sharks – there are loads of adventure activities to do on the Garden Route, but these 10 are my favourite.
Karoo skies are among the clearest on Earth, ideal for stargazing. Keep it simple with this easy road trip – camping, backroads, night skies and a chance to think deeply.
Chris Davies discovered one of life’s most pleasurable experiences – fly fishing. Plus there’s no more beautiful place to not catch a fish than in the Eastern Cape Highlands.
This route from Joburg into the North West takes you past nine microbreweries where you can slake your thirst, writes Chris Davies.
Imagine a cycle tour that takes you from beach to bluff to ford to forest in five days, and no two routes are ever the same…There is one in SA, and you can do it.
The gorgeous town of Zinkwazi is close to Durban and has wide unspoilt beaches. It brims and hums during the holiday, and out of season it’s a paradise of tranquillity, writes photojournalist Chris Davies.