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….

Ashburton Investments MTN National MBT series #2 – Sabie

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman Facing the alarm A Sunday without sun. At 3:30am on Sunday 22 February a very weary face with red eyes greeted me in the bathroom mirror. The morning breath was cursing the loudmouth neighbours. They were noisy. Their leader was the one with the voice of an opera dragon with a…

#HiddenGemSA on #TravelChatSA will help you to #discoverMpumalanga

Discovering new places always give me an inexplicable thrill. Doing it on Social Media, does not change the feeling at all. This #TravelChatSA community has over the past couple of months given me an extended travel wishlist. And with each weekly #TravelChatSA gathering, the list grows. I am confident that tonight’s get together will be…

The Race: Momentum Health DualX #1 at Hakahana Trails

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman The rookie, the dust and the sunscreen lotion. This past weekend a thousand excited people descended on Hakahana Trails to take part in the first of the DualX series. Among them were three scared but terribly excited Wassermans. Among them was me. We were in Gauteng for my granny’s 90th birthday…