Posts by Fran
Border crossing at Sendelingsdrift by pontoon
A river blocks your access to Namibia. There is no bridge. How do you get your vehicle across the mighty Gariep?
Knights of the Round Desert Moon
Mountain-biking in the desert sounds like a crazy idea. But when done at night, in the luminosity of the full moon, it becomes a surrealistically pleasurable experience. The five-day Desert Knights Mountain-biking Tour takes place in the spectacular ruggedness of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
Fun at the riverside
Make the most of the summer by going to a river near you. You'll have a great outing!
Camping along the water's edge
Being mesmerised by the flames of the campfire under a star-filled sky is indeed special. But the night becomes magical when you add the trickling sound of a river or the reflection of the moon on a still dam.
Zebras and canines
Because of their vegetarian diet, zebras have no use for the killing-sharp canine teeth so essential to carnivores. These canines, however, are quite developed in male zebra … and quite useful too.
Campsites with the most privacy
Camping alone in nature is a transcendental experience. It is so quiet without the crowds that one can hear the flap of a bird’s wing, the whispering of shy leaves and the silence-hugging landscape as it stretches awake in the early morning.
Everlasting spring celebrations in Cape Point
This year’s spectacular displays of spring wild flowers have come and gone in many parts of the Cape and along the West Coast. But delicate petals of delightful colours are still showing off in Cape Point.
Red-billed oxpeckers released in Mokala
After disappearing from the area for over half a century, the red-billed oxpecker has been introduced into Mokala National Park
There is more to the dazzling beauty of spring daisies than one would have thought. Their main aim is to attract pollinators, and they have more than one way of going about this challenge … even if it boils down to being a little deceptive.
Trail Runner's Guide
Southern Africa has an incredible diversity of natural landscapes, providing an abundance of beautiful terrain to explore and enjoy on foot. Trail runner and adventure photographer Jacques Marais has compiled the best trail running routes in and around South Africa in Trail Runner’s Guide.