This photo-blog was inspired by the recent month-long South African road trip we took and the sheer beauty of the diversity we discovered across the ever changing landscapes. I didn’t manage to to capture one of these “macro-cum-landscape” shots with my phone in every spot but here is a selection of eleven that I hope you enjoy anyway.
Lauren looking out over Langebaan Lagoon from the pristine shores of Kraalbaai in the West Coast National Park. One of the most unique things about Kraalbaai is that it is filled with houseboats – literally, floating houses – fortunately there are even one or two available for romantic weekend getaways.
Lavender, daisies and all kinds of spring blossoms guide you down to the beach at Paternoster, a quaint little fishing village of white houses on South Africa’s West Coast.
Acacia Trees are the name of the game in the Kruger National Park and this photo was sneakily taken while disobeying orders to “stay in the line” whilst on a Safari walk. The rifle-carrying Game Rangers are extremely strict (and with good reason) when on foot in the bush.
Intricate yellow flowers, that feel like paper to the touch, grow in little clusters high up among the peaks of Southern Africa’s premiere mountain range, The Drakensberg.
Looking out over one the many secluded and dramatically beautiful Wild Coast baylets on South Africa’s East Coast. This one, an hours walk north of Coffee Bay, had me wishing I’d brought one of the surfboards along.
At the end of our canoe ride down the Xhora River, near Bulungula, we found three youngs boys fishing with rods made from nothing more than sapling and gut. They were more than keen to show off their prized catches of the day.
Looking out over the glorious greens from atop Kettle Spout, one of the many waterfalls in and around Hogsback. This pretty little flower met it’s sticky end when I decided I needed a subject for my the picture. In the near distance lies Hobbiton. No, really.
I had to squeeze two Hogsback pictures in. This one is of some wonderfully green moss growing harmoniously on one of the many logs lying on the floors of the ancient forest. Hogsback has to be one of the most exceptional places on the places. Everything is green and very Lord-of-the-Rings. Waterfalls abound, as do fairies and garden gnomes.
Without a doubt, one of the most incredible ways to end the day is looking out over Walker Bay and watching the whales at play from Grootbos Privates Nature Reserve’s Whale House. The Cape Overberg is also as the Whale Coast and people come from far to watch them gracefully launch themselves from the water and come down with unheard claps of thunder. This is a very special place.
And finally, no decent South-African-Series blog can call itself complete without at least whispering in a pic of Cape Town. This one shows Lion’s head arching up to the left and two beautiful Capetonian ladies walking along the paths of Signal Hill at sunset.
Are there any other uniquely South African Scenes you would like to see featured on the blog? Drop us a line in the comments below and let us know! :)