Flight mode: in-awe-gural FAM trip to Zambia (3 year anniversary)

Fear. A word and emotion that should literally be Greek to us all. You see this four letter F-word has its origin from the Greek φέβομαι • (phebomai). Pronounced /pʰébomă͜ɪ̆/, this word breaks down any diginity that you might have accumulated to your ego and leaves the user with spit on the upper lip and…

Stroll around Nelspruit Private Nature Reserve: Photo Walk

Getting close to nature (fast) is a top selling point of Nelspruit. We are fortunate to have 3 green zones in close proximity of the CBD. There are the Lowveld National Botanical Garden, the Nelspruit Nature Reserve and the Steiltes Nature Reserve. Nelspruit Nature Reserve On #freedomDay2018 we decided to walk the Loerie trail with…

Hiking with a toddler and a teen – Kaapsehoop trails

Public holidays were made for Kaapsehoop This perfect stop, shop and hike destination is a mere 30 minutes from Mbombela. Kaapsehoop is steeped in historic beauty and embrace the quirky side of life, and so should you. Doing a short trip with a toddler to Kaapsehoop means you don’t have to stock a mini-van. I’m…

Africa Silks Farm between Graskop and Hazyview

Originally posted on Traveler's Log:
Mpumalanga offers fantastic hiking trails, and we enjoy picnics out in the beautiful nature. At the end of the day, there must be something special waiting for the kids to keep them interested. So we promised them to visit a silk farm where they could see a lot of…

Botanical Bliss: a walk in the Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Our family loves the Botanical Garden in Nelspruit. No wonder. This is where my husband and I went for our first date (11 years ago). Established in 1969, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden is one of three National Botanical Gardens of South Africa established in the 60’s, and forms part of the nine National Gardens…

Start planning your 2017 Mountain Bike event calendar

This week I saw a post on my FB feed that the 21st annual Barberton XCM MTB Challenge entry page has opened. My excitement at the thought of the next Barberton adventure was almost outdone by seeing 3 of my images {main image and the bottom two on the right} of the last event used…

Do you flee from your own freedom?

In a space of 24 hours, curated from different sources –  1. Creating this image of the dandelion in the last light of day while out  walking; 2. Watching We bought a Zoo; and 3. reading an article about the hard questions of life by Mark Manson – and not intentionally seeking this truth, I’ve…

Sabie – Burgers, Biking, Waterfalls, Coffee Etc.

Not even a half hour away from White River, to the north, rests the quiet town of Sabie in the valley beneath an impressive mountain range. Location Scout lazily suggested Sunday (25 October – it’s been a while between the actual event and the post, but it is still just as amazing!) morning that we should…

Local Instagramers caught on camera

It wasn’t only the Instagramers that took up their cameras to join in on the #igersmp_nelspruit popup #instameet fun. Join @igersmp as we welcome @igerspretoria ManIGer, @adriaanlouw back, & walk the streets of Nelspruit CBD LOCATION: Nedbank Parking, level D (open area) TIME: 16h30 sharp HASHTAG: #igersmp_nelspruit Bring a friend and any camera you have…