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Western Cape 2018

Autumn 2018 (in the Southern Hemisphere) saw us in Southern Africa again, beginning our trip in the Western Cape to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday with family. We did spend a couple of days in Cape Town, visiting the African... Continue Reading →

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Birds and buffalo

Satara is a lovely camp - we all wished for more nights there. What should have been a post-lunch siesta time was spent stalking birds, like this lovely Mourning dove, in front of the rondavels (the round thatched huts typical... Continue Reading →

Misty morning in Kruger

We were all up bright and early on our first morning in the park - except it wasn't really very bright at all, rather it was misty and quite gloomy for the first couple of hours. Undeterred we set off... Continue Reading →

Golden first day in Kruger National Park

Our main reason for visiting South Africa last year was to celebrate my parents' golden wedding with a family trip to the Kruger National Park, one of the oldest and largest game reserves in Africa. For my sister and I,... Continue Reading →

Mountains and mountain passes

There are plenty of mountains and mountain passes in the Western Cape. One of the more interesting passes is the Tradouw Pass, which crosses the Langeberg between Swellendam and Barrydale. Completed in 1873, it was built by convict labour under... Continue Reading →

More Montagu at sunrise

I think I broke a photography rule or two with this Montagu image - I was facing pretty much due north, looking straight toward the sun. But I love the way the reeds are backlit with the golden morning light... Continue Reading →

Montagu vineyards

Visiting family in South Africa in July gave me a great opportunity for capturing landscapes, sunrise in particular. As the country only has one time zone, sunrise in the Western Cape in winter is not too early, and I cheated... Continue Reading →

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