After a fantastic week, road-tripping from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the National Braai Tour, here’s a look back on the wonderful South African heritage destinations we were privileged to visit.
Born in the Eastern Cape and raised in Cape Town, I’ve been working and travelling in Europe and the Mediterranean for much of the last 20 years. I'm now back in Cape Town, for the moment anyway, after an eight-month Cyprus to Cape Town motorbike trip which took me through the Middle East and down the east coast of Africa. I live to travel and I think Robert Louis Stevenson said it best: "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."Follow @chrisdaviez
Atlantic Rail has been taking day-trippers on steam-powered outings to Simon’s Town for years, and as of late August 2014 a new route has opened into the Stellenbosch Winelands.
Think hundreds of music venues of all kinds, huge multistory sculptures, TED talks on anything from neuro-science to Buddhism, and 70000 friendly, conversational, well-travelled, interesting and interested people.
Grab some wood, beer and wors and head to one of these South African braai spots.
Venus Rising: South African Astronomical Beliefs, Customs and Observations is a fairly heavy academic read, but a great resource if you’re serious about the night sky.
We need to visit the places we want to protect; if we don’t there’s no incentive for those who own them to protect them for us.
Some photos from my recent visit to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei – probably the most photographed place in Namibia. There’s a reason for that though – I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Everything you need to know about booking camps and getting permits for National Parks in Namibia. We’ve thrown in a few other trip planning tips well.
Photographs of Namibian landscapes from my recent road trip through this wonderful country. Photos taken between 4 and 6pm, somewhere on the road in Namibia.
Hiking Table Mountain’s three peaks in one (long) day is tough and not for the faint-hearted. Here’s how to do it.