Waking up to Creation
“What the wilderness does, is present us with a blueprint of nature as it was after the creation, when all plants, trees and animals came straight from the hands of whatever it was that created them.”
Constantia: taking in Cape Town till the very last drop
Cape Town’s vineyards and wine estates are deservedly famous. The picturesque towns and vineyards of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl outside the city merit more than a day trip, but don’t those in Cape Town.
Soaking up every drop at Marianne Wine Estate
The region surrounding Stellenbosch in South Africa is synonymous with wine production, and its landscape of rolling green hills are littered with elegant wine estates.
Cape Town: the Noon Gun and a call to prayer
Every day except Sunday the Noon Gun rings out across Cape Town from Signal Hill, just as it has done for the last 200 years.
Battling to save a Cape Town community
Bo-Kaap is a community of brightly-painted houses on the lower slopes of Cape Town’s Signal Hill. A stiff but very short climb from Cape Town’s popular backpacker haunt of Long Street, it is a popular part of any tourist itinerary.
The smells of a faraway homeland
Cape Town's Bo-Kaap neighborhood is a place of exotic smells. A local institution is Atlas Trading Company, where colorful spices in wooden containers give off the nostalgic aroma of faraway homelands.
Getting the perfect shot may take forever
Over the course of ten years I have spent more than 200 nights in South Africa. I like to take pictures of all kinds of animals, but my main focus has always been wild cats.
Streets filled with the scent of spices
Hello Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, sitting under Table Mountain and surrounded by glorious vineyards and ocean. One of its prettiest neighborhoods is Bo-Kaap, where the colorful homes of the Cape Malays reflect the diverse origins of a community fighting to preserve their unique identity in streets filled with the scent of spices from distant homelands.
Remember that you are prey too
South Africa’s game parks are a chance to leave urban life behind and get up close to nature, sometimes in bloodied tooth and claw. Watching lions playing with their cubs, or elephants rip a tree into bite-size chucks may make the wild seem like an open zoo. Then a look from a cheetah at your arm left carelessly outside your vehicle reminds you that you are prey too.