Since I was 16 years old, camping trips have been held up by the nightmarish N7 roadworks. This time I set out for Hondeklipbaai, determined to avoid the stop-gos. The result? A whole new world of pristine beach camping and fantastic West Coast hospitality.
Born in the Eastern Cape and raised in Cape Town, I’ve been working and travelling my way around Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean for the last 20 years. I'm always happiest when on the road. 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
This short composite includes time lapse footage of Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, plus warm, mist-shrouded fields, and stars soaring over the Himalayas.
Check out Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler and Eric Hjorleifson as they swish through the Alaskan night in Philips TV’s Afterglow film.
There’s something about Patagonia which makes me want to run out of the office and straight onto the first flight for South America.
It’s easy to rush from Noordoewer to the Fish River Canyon, to speed along the wide, dirt roads and get to Ai-Ais as soon as possible. But if you have a bit more time, then I say take it. There’s so much to see and do along the way.
Fancy a touch of the surreal? This beautifully shot underwater sequence shows a free diver catching a ride on a deep ocean current.
If you have even a passing interest in hiking, make sure you do the Otter Trail at some point in your life. Here are some photos that I hope will inspire you.
The Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail is a two-day 4×4 route that starts in Botswana and ends in South Africa, with an overnight stop at a private campsite on Mosomane Pan.
Chris Davies set off on a recent roadtrip up the N7, determined to avoid the stop-gos. Here are the gorgeous photos of what he found – pristine beach camping and fantastic West Coast hospitality.
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.