Archive: July 2020

Home to approximately 360 species of birds, Swellendam is the definition of a birdwatcher’s paradise. If you’re outdoors there is very strong possibility that a bird or two will be included in your field of vision. And on any given…

On mornings like these the winter sun shimmers on the surface of the calm sky surrounding you, as you slice into the mirrored mountain, like it was made only of watery gold. Diamonds dance inside your vision, as water droplets…

It’s difficult to pass by Swellendam without looking twice. From a distance the little clusters of buildings tossed out onto the hills and valleys at the foot of such a picturesque mountain, look like some kind of lovingly painted dream…

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow”. – Sir Edmund Hillary Bright snow dusting the peaks of the Langeberg mountain range in Swellendam, after a…

It’s such a huge part of your life here, that it permeates into everything. It’s such a subtle thing to notice, that sometimes you can forget to be aware of it at all. It’s just a feeling. A background kind…

It feels like the most beautiful privilege to throw a few items into your backpack on a Monday morning, lace up your boots and walk out of your front door and up the road, through a forest and onto a…