My Life List to Wakkerstroom

Spending a morning in Wakkerstroom is not nearly enough time to burn up all the rare species of entertainment that’s on offer in this small pastoral village. But it’s enough to compile my life list for our next Sho’t Left. One could say I’m (tw)itching to return to: Visit the 4 bird hides: 2 Hides…

Swing by Waterval Boven for the best sport climbing in Mpumalanga

Tired of hanging around the house? Why not round-up a group of your #besties and swing on by Waterval Boven for a bit of an adventure. When I heard that we will be doing adventure activities on the #tourismmonthMP media tour launch, I was filled with a mix of emotions. I was excited to be…

MAHALA WEEK: 21-27 September 2015

#tourismmonthMP focus on bringing #Mpumalanga to the people – MAHALA, FREE and GRATIS For the first time the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) introduces MAHALA WEEK in its Nature Reserves as part of the Tourism month initiatives. MTPA have their own Reserves, I hear you ask. Yes! “We have a total of 11 provincial…

Mandela’s gold

On a July trip to the #cityofPretoria, Location Scout decided to end a week of being couped up indoors for workshops, out in the open, participating in the Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt held at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. While he did his 10km track (in my vocabulary running = self-inflicted torture), I had a more…

Searching for the best Play Space for children of the Lowveld

The past 10 months have seen me explore the spaces around the Lowveld. My posts consisted of venues and places that came across my daily wanderings and evoked questions inside myself about my surrounding area. Most of those questions were about the photographic qualities that I could mine from those locations. And I struck gold…

Fight or flight mode: in-awe-gural FAM trip to Zambia

“Wait, I’m going to reverse for you.  You have to take this one,” says my driver Teddy in a clipped English, who has now also taken on the role of location scout in the absence of my husband. In front of me, on the concrete curb, stands a character straight out of a WWE comic…

Clucking success of a silent auction

The White River Gallery located at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River played host to The Chicken Challenge 2015. Moulded chickens were available for purchase and decorated by well known  local artists and supporters of GRIP (Greater Rape Intervention Project). Then they were exhibited at the Gallery and an online and silent auction was…

Blogging marvelous: Papierazzi receives a Liebster Award

I just love notifications,  don’t you? They are the virtual chocolates on your travel pillow, the cookie at the side of your coffee cup, the… I think you get my point.  All sweet things and little moments that make a good day great. So when I received this (👆) notification from @travelopulent , something that…

Battery Creek Waterfall Day Walk

At Kaapsehoop there are many activities and day walks that will leave the visitor breathless. Today I would like to highlight Battery Creek Waterfall Day Walk. This is a relatively unknown walk, but carries great reward for the soul that decides to explore its beauty. Permits are available from Koek’n’Pan at R15/p The walk starts…

Mpumalanga XCO Finals – Mankele

A Goldie Locks day greeted us as we made our way through the entry gate of Mankele this morning. You know, one of those days where it’s not too hot or too cold, but just right. Any complaints today could not be levied against the weather or the track as both these were in perfect…

Mpumalanga XC Championships #3 – Sabie

First a note note from the blogger: You know when you have the best of intentions to do something really awesome for someone (like loading race pics for a certain Lydenburger –  you know who you are) and then the normal hum-drum of life gets in the way. Yep, I had one of those weeks….