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Silvermine Dam

28 Jan

The secret haunt of mountain bikers, trail runners, open water swimmers (the serious types with caps & goggles), picnickers, splashers and loafers alike, Silvermine Dam is one of those stone’s throw from the city but I feel like I’m a million miles away kind of spots that I always think I should go to more […]

Addo Elephant National Park

30 Dec

Addo Elephant 1

Like any Eastern Caper knows, the N2 between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown borders so many private game parks that you’re guaranteed to spot at least some zebras, hartebeest and probably some eland and giraffe as you whizz by.  Once (and only once) we even spotted a lion from the road and did a dangerous u-turn […]

The Otter Trail

20 Nov

Day 2 Scenery

Day 1 to Ngubu Hut (4.8km) It was with some trepidation that I hoisted my pack onto my back on the first chilly, drizzly morning to set off on five days and four nights along South Africa’s stunning southern coastline from Tsitsikamma to Natures Valley.  We’d booked our spot on the Otter Trail 11 months […]

A new start, a new focus

1 Jan

There’s nothing like the year ticking over to inspire new beginnings and new focus.  Last year I experimented a bit in the blog world with my Pink Sheep’s Memos, which will remain my playground and scratch pad for now, but I’ve decided to focus this new blog on something I particularly love – going to […]