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…

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…

A mad dash – To the Antique shops in White River

Browse. Meander. Stay and wander. These are all words that I associate with my visits to antique, vintage and thrift shops in the past. I kind of want to pay tribute to the time each piece took to get to right this minute when we first meet. Here are some prime examples from Antiques &…

#MeetSouthAfrica with Instagram Account Roundup #2

Okay, so last week saw the start of my new #friday feature here – #recommendyou #recommendme A huge shoutout to @halfandhalve who joined in and shared their favourite Instagram accounts on last week’s post. And by doing so, I met some of the most amazing young talent that South Africa has on IG and was…

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…

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…