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…

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 &…

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…

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…

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 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…

Barberton XCM MTB Challenge: Song of the Daisy Warrior

GUEST BLOG: Barry Wasserman Ever wondered how to make yourself pay for a December holiday filled with lazy days and eating enough to feed a province in Somalia? Well you might consider making your way to Barberton to compete in the Barberton XCM. This event, hosted by the Barberton Rotary Club has become well known…