Whale Watching in Knysna

I had promised you the third installment in my Wilderness series, which was our whale watching tour departing from Knsysna.

As I’ve mentioned before, this involved me going through gigantic waves in a small boat, which I had vowed never to do again after some friends took us through an inlet ...  Continue Reading

The Bloukrans Bungy Jump

I thought hard about the right title for this post. Most appropriately I’d call it “the near-heart-attack incident” but I didn’t want to alarm you. However, that is precisely how it felt. I’m not sure how I got pulled into letting my child fling himself off a bridge – ...  Continue Reading

Canopy Tour

Although I’m terribly afraid of heights, I’ve always been intrigued by these canopy tours where you glide through the treetops on a series of ziplines. They’re very popular here in South Africa. In fact, there is a place not too far from Joburg in the Magaliesberg that offers them.

But ...  Continue Reading

Dried Impala Poop Spitting Contest

Did I get you hooked with that topic?

I have to say, I was intrigued as well when first hearing about this. From our 9-year old daughter Impatience no less, who was invited by a friend’s family to a long weekend getaway in the bush. She went happily, social butterfly that she is, and we didn’t ...  Continue Reading