Escape

Reel Women

A white bakkie makes mincemeat of the Midlands back roads, spewing out tendrils of golden fog like a breadcrumb trail through the Dargle Valley it leads to Mave...

Red Dune Route

Amber dunes under a dove-egg sky, the deep rumble of black-maned lions at dawn, meerkats scudding across scrubland plains, gnarled acacia thorns standing guard ...

African Adventure

At the beginning of this year, Tim Hulme, a 35-year-old professional photographer and filmmaker based in Johannesburg, sold his house, furniture and most of his...

High Time

The Drakensberg (literally “Dragon Mountains”) are unmatched in natural grandeur in South Africa, and the extensive ranges span the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal ...

Lost and Found

Hiking or hill walking. Trekking or tramping. Ambling or rambling. Potentially, maybe even a spurt of trail running on the side... Whatever your favourite fo...

Fine Dust and Wanderlust

Unlike our vehicle occupants, it was a mostly male congregation that met us on our arrival at Nxai Pan National Park. Trios of big elephant bulls loped towards ...

The white windswept sands

Prehistoric Stone Age sites. Gonometa moths and dancing white ladies. Just about zero bars on your cellphone. Roaring dunes on which you can sandboard. These ar...

One fine grind

Any given dirt road surface will work – all you need is a gravel bike with a beefed-up road-bicycle frame and sturdy wheels, and you’re good to crank. And the g...