As part of the #WeOpenAfrica campaign, I recently got to road trip around Limpopo with a few of South Africa’s top travel bloggers. Here’s a little glimpse into one of my absolute favourite experiences of the entire journey.Continue Reading "Magical creatures of Kurisa Moya forest"
It was just before 8am on Heritage Day morning and Marli and I were rushing along Agter Paarl road in an effort to get her to a trail run – that would be starting in about t-10 minutes at Spice Route – on time.
I was still a little groggy and bleary-eyed and not yet able to fully appreciate the picturesque scenery unfolding (at top speed, I might add) around me: spring-green vineyards with hazy purple mountains towering above them, white ducks kicking up concentric waves in otherwise glassy dams, little houses sending tentative columns of smoke up into the blue – preempting the braai fires that would later be lit.
You know, the standard sort of winelands prettiness one can expect from this time of year.
And then I suddenly found myself doing a double take – as though my body responded to what I’d seen before my mind could quite register.
It was a simple black silhouette on a sign post – recognisable in its absolute ridiculousness, unmistakable in its unexpectedness:
“Alpacas!” Marli and I exclaimed in unison.Continue Reading "An adventure of unparalleled cuteness? Alpaca my bags!"