5 portable outdoor shelter systems for beach shade and rain shelter [Guide]

5 portable outdoor shelter systems for beach shade and rain shelter [Guide]

No one told us how hot Taiwan would be. Even though the Tropic of Cancer bisects the island and it’s sat out in the Pacific Ocean, the idea just never really occurred to us that it would get to the face-melting degrees that it does. If you’ve ever been to the beach in Durban, South…

Beginner’s guide to long exposure waterfall photography

Beginner’s guide to long exposure waterfall photography

In this post we’re going to go over a very basic, beginner’s guide to shooting long exposure waterfalls. This is a very simple technique and if done correctly, can have wonderful effects in your final image. You can transform static, motionless scenes into dreamy, fantastical wonderlands in a few easy steps. We’re going to take…

Our Favourite Pot Bread Recipe (Dutch Oven Bread) | Campfire-style

Our Favourite Pot Bread Recipe (Dutch Oven Bread) | Campfire-style

In this post we’re going to walk you through how to make one of our favourite pot bread recipes. Pot bread is basically any bread that has been baked in a cast iron pot – usually in a wood fired oven, or over coals, like we’re going to do today. Pot bread is also known…

Universal soft roof racks for surfboards and kayaks [DIY Guide]

Universal soft roof racks for surfboards and kayaks [DIY Guide]

I’d never heard of roof racks when I started surfing. I was about 12 years old. I lived about a 20 minute drive from the beach, so I relied a lot on the kindness of my parents, and friends’ parents to give me lifts to the beach. The only trouble was, they were all bodyboarders,…

19 incredible wildlife experiences in South Africa
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19 incredible wildlife experiences in South Africa

Natural wildlife experiences are things you will remember forever. South Africa, and its coastal oceans, is home to an incredible array of wildlife. The wild animals are a major draw card for tourists, and a national treasure for those lucky enough to call South Africa home. Anyone can look at bored lions in a zoo,…

How to plan for overseas adventure travel

How to plan for overseas adventure travel

Planning for overseas adventure travel can be a little unnerving.  After all, there are no second chances once you head out the door and you’re pretty much at the mercy of your preparations from that point onward. Adventure travel is particularly tricky considering you may need to deal with specialised gear and arrangements that don’t…

Packing for a day hike – Our day hike essentials

Packing for a day hike – Our day hike essentials

Packing for a day hike? Don’t leave without these day hike essentials! Day hiking is an awesome way to spend time outdoors. It’s probably the outdoor activity we do the most (next to surfing) and it’s our favourite way to explore a new place. There are a few things to consider when packing for a…

A complete guide to campfire cooking

A complete guide to campfire cooking

We love campfire cooking! No kitchens, no electricity, and very few other modern conveniences. Somehow, everything tastes better when you’ve worked that much harder for it. And how can you beat the ambiance of al fresco dining on an African evening under the stars? In this post we’ll cover: Campfire cooking tips and tricks Campfire…

5 Portable shower systems for camping and outdoor adventures [Guide]

5 Portable shower systems for camping and outdoor adventures [Guide]

My first experience with the portable shower…I was surfing recently at a beach just down the coast from where we stay. After my surf I came in, and as is always the case, my feet were covered in sand, and I was coated from head to toe in the all too familiar crust of dried…

South Africa’s wilderness areas

South Africa’s wilderness areas

South Africa is a country famed for its endless horizons and spectacular natural beauty. The country’s charismatic Big Five animals and breathtaking landscapes are huge draw cards for international tourists, not to mention a source of pride for locals too. Most of these landscapes and animals reside within areas known as game reserves or national…

South African national parks: How to choose

South African national parks: How to choose

If there’s one thing that attracts visitors to South Africa it’s our national parks. And it’s not very hard to see why. The phenomenal network of protected areas is a fantastic way for visitors to get up close to the country’s rich natural heritage. But one thing most people don’t realise is just how many parks we’ve…

Trail-style meat stew with the Wilderness Leadership School

Trail-style meat stew with the Wilderness Leadership School

A little while ago, Jill and I were fortunate enough to do the 5-day iMfolozi Wilderness Trail with the Wilderness Leadership School. Now, while there is so much about that trip that is worth mentioning, one thing that really stuck out to us was the food. We ate like absolute kings! So we went over to…

40 of our best beaches in South Africa (from east to west)

40 of our best beaches in South Africa (from east to west)

Writing a post on the best beaches in South Africa has been one of the more challenging pieces we’ve had to do. It’s no surprise that we are big fans of the beach, and particularly the beaches in South Africa. With over 2500 km of of largely untouched coastline, we are blessed with some of…

8 tips for hiking South Africa’s trails

8 tips for hiking South Africa’s trails

South Africa has some incredible hiking trails. We’re doing our best to explore as many of them as we can. Our latest excursion was a section of the Fanie Botha Trail in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Think beautiful sections of indigenous rain forest, waterfalls everywhere and grassy plains with views in all directions! Have a…

3 of our favourite forests in southern Zululand

3 of our favourite forests in southern Zululand

Barely two hours’ drive north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province lies Zululand and a veritable Eden of pristine forest habitats. Despite the development that has taken place locally, these forest patches have remained largely untouched and are home to some special bird, mammal and reptile species that attract international visitors from far afield. Here’s…