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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Half Price

Table Mountain Aerial Cable way, Cape Town, Western Cape 

From 1 November 2011 to 29 February 2012
Half Price rides!

Table Mountain will be offering its very popular sunset to all visitors at half price from today until 29 Feb 2012.
We hope you make the most of your holiday this season and choose to do a romantic picnic at the top with your loved ones for half the price.

Also remember that you can get a free ride if its your birthday, just bring along your ID to qualify.

Sunset Special tickets are valid from 6pm daily from the ticket office. 

Adults pay R97.50 and children just R47.50 to experience the rush of travelling 1067 meters above sea level in a rotating cable car and to enjoy unbeatable views of the Cape Peninsula. 

Table Mountain Cableway also offers visitors a Ride ‘n Dine package that includes a half price return ticket and a CafĂ© voucher. The package costs R197.50 for adults and R97.50 for kids at the ticket office. So if you want to nab the best sundowner and dinner seats in Cape Town, this package will suit you. 

Enjoy further discounts and avoid ticket office queues by buying Ride ‘n Dine tickets online

Adults pay R187.50 for an online Sunset Special Ride ‘n Dine ticket, and children pay R92.50.

The Cableway operates weather permitting. 

Contact: (021) 424 8181

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chris Bramhall and his family climb Kilimanjaro

Well done to my friend Chris Bramhall and his family for making it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Chris's sister Sue Bramhall, and his dad Paul Bramhall joined each other on a once in a lifetime family expedition. 

Chris's wife (and one of my bestest friends) Cindy, was planned to join them on the trip, but Cindy had to stay at home after finding out she is pregnant with their third son. All round congratulations to the proud family for these celebrations of a lifetime. 

For many people, the approach of their 70th birthday signals a time to slow down and take things easy. Not so for Paul Bramhall, widely-travelled Chairman of the Kleinmond Bird Club. No thoughts of “downhill from here” for Paul, in fact just the opposite. And not just uphill – up Kilimanjaro!
Paul returned this week after sharing an epic adventure with daughter Sue, (44) and son Chris (39) after months of careful planning and preparation while his wife, Pauline, waited for news of their success. Living in Kleinmond, with its many hiking trails criss-crossing the Kogelberg Biosphhere Reserve, provided Paul with the perfect training ground. He walked daily from his home near the mountain along the circular Jean’s Hill route, which he estimates he must have completed about 40 times during training, averaging 40 minutes each time. Having walked this route myself, admittedly at a very leisurely pace, the mere thought of doing it in 40 minutes leaves me a little breathless.

Paul, Sue and Chris’ excursion, organised through Wild Frontiers, left Jo’burg on 01 October. Their small party of 3 was accompanied by 2 guides, 1 cook and 10 porters, quite an entourage. This support group enabled them to focus on the task at hand with meals and stops that sustained stamina and prepared them for the climb. Their experienced guides, Freddy and Clemence, led them at a slow but steady pace and carried out daily checks on blood oxygen levels and heart rates while on the mountain. Fortunately, none of them experienced any difficulties.
After leaving the Keys Hotel in Moshi on day 2, they passed through the Rongai Forest Gate into a  forested area, reaching Simba Camp in the late afternoon. There they enjoyed what was to become a popular afternoon snack – tea and popcorn. On day 3 the vegetation along the route began to change  from forest to scrub as they passed Cave 1, arriving at Cave 2 (2200m above sea level) just after midday. It was considerably colder, too, as Freddy took them on an acclimatisation walk in the afternoon. The cloud cleared en route revealing the majestic peak of Kilimanjaro above. What a magnificent sight. Frost lay on the ground as they set off on day 4 and after lunch and a snooze at Khekula Camp, they were taken up 200m of the path they would begin on day 5. Paul was happy to see many White-necked Ravens and a Langermeier along the way before returning for – you guessed it – tea and popcorn!
Setting out on day 5 on the eastern side of the mountain, the path became significantly steeper and the scrub vegetation gave way to lava fields. As they passed through this rocky barren area they endured drizzle, then rain and finally snow which fortunately didn’t last for long. On their way to Mawenzi Camp, they passed a large group of 40 hikers (together with their support party of nearly 180) who were later unable to summit. In November 2008, a Cessna aircraft crashed on the mountain killing 4 Italian tourists and its wreckage was still visible as they headed for Kibo Camp, which stands at 4703m above sea level. It was early to bed for them all as they planned to begin their assault on the peak at midnight.
The final ascent began shortly after midnight on day 7. In the darkness and wearing headlights, the group  gradually zig-zagged towards the top. Ahead of them, a string of  lights indicated other climbers on the same quest although some turned back, unable to finish. Some 2 hours into the climb, it began to snow quite heavily, oddly seeming to make the group warmer instead of colder. They stopped on the edge of the crater at Gillman’s Point for a much needed rest and mug of tea before the final push. As the sky began to lighten, glaciers with sheer faces of 20m became visible and, as the weather cleared, they stood spellbound at the sight of the scarlet sunrise. On past Stella Point and towards Uhuru, Africa’s highest point, they marched until finally – they were there. Having reached the famous sign their jubilant exhilaration shut out the temperature of -13′C and it was hugs and handshakes all round. Paul described his emotions on summiting in 5 words: elation, awe, beauty, family, thanks. There was a short time for contemplation and wonder before heading straight down once more, a total of 13 hours on foot.
When they finally reached Main Gate in the early afternoon of day 8, the hikers’ unwanted gear was laid out for the porters to choose, in hierarchical order. The choosing over, the porters then sang and danced with Paul, Sue and Chris joining in. Later, back at the hotel, guides Freddy and Clemence presented them with their certificates and the three intrepid adventurers flopped into bed, utterly exhausted. Ten days after beginning his journey, Paul arrived home to an exuberant, proud but no doubt relieved wife, Pauline, who had been a source of encouragement all the way.
Aside from the actual achievement of his goal, Paul’s enduring memory of this journey will be sharing those 10 days and many laughs along the way with his two children. And is he planning another adventure any time soon? He’s thinking about it.

Story source: The Kleinmond Talk

Monday, September 19, 2011

Go Magazine Tankwa

Jeay! we finally saw our article in the magazine. So excited to say the least.  A big thank you to all at Go Magazine (/ Weg Tydskrif) and Bokomo Rusks who assisted in the layout and printing of our Tankwa Karoo article in the October 2011 issue.  Also thank you to my fiancee Alex for always keeping me entertained on our road trips and adventurous photographic expeditions.

We look forward to seeing you on our next adventure.

Alex & Juanita.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Free access into National Parks during SANParks Week 12 – 16 September 2011

in keeping with the September-spirit of Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again opening up its parks during SANParks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2011 Annual SANParks Week is scheduled for 12 to 16 September 2011.
This year, the theme for SANParks Week is “Know Your National Parks” with the main objectives of the week being: to create awareness; instil a sense of pride in South Africa’s natural, cultural and historical heritage; educate the public on the importance of nature and biodiversity and give the public a broader understanding of the custodianship role played by SANParks in conservation issues. This initiative is in line with the organisation’s People and Conservation efforts to bring national parks closer to the people.
First National Bank (FNB) has sponsored SANParks for the week’s activities and each of the 20 participating National Parks (excluding Namaqua and Mokala National Parks as well as Boulders Penguin colony in the Table Mountain National Park) has developed unique plans for celebrating the week, including career guidance exhibitions; hiking trails; photography competitions; exhibitions on various activities around the parks; game drives; evening boma braais; story telling sessions; sports activities, give-aways, pensioners days, and wild walks for school children.
The five Parks in the Cape Region (Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa and West Coast National Parks) have a number of activities planned for the week, from soccer tournaments and game drives to educational school tours. A number of special events such as, braai’s and “mega picnics” have also been planned for Heritage Day – bringing the Heritage Month activities to a close.
The parks are inviting everyone from their local communities to take the opportunity to visit their respective parks, free of charge and get to know the unique heritage that lies just beyond their doorstep.
For more information about the activities of each park during the week, visit
Issued by/Media queries:
Wanika Rusthoi, Public Relations Officer: Cape Region, South African National Parks, tel: (021) 701 8692, cell: 072 060 8188, e-mail:


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tankwa National Park

It was Easter weekend and we needed a plan. 

As avid adventure photographers, any opportunity to get away for a long weekend, especially a location that has the potential for great landscapes and scenery, would not be missed for anything. One of our goals that we are working on is to visit all the National Parks of South Africa. With a limit of 4 days and no option to fly into a given destination, we looked for a park that was in close proximity to our home in Cape Town. The only park in this vicinity that we have not managed to visit to date was the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Getting There. The Tankwa River Bridge.

Having recently completed our December holiday in both the northern parks of Southern Africa, namely the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld and Kgalagadi Transfontier parks, we felt at home in another Arid park. The notion of getting away from the crowds was another attraction. In our endeavors to understand and plan the trip, we first explored the SANParks website and a few other online articles. This being the youngest of all the SANParks, the information available was limited. We booked our accommodation 1 week prior to departure. Soon our day of departure arrived upon us, we packed our Toyota Raider as if going back to the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld – a feeling of complete bliss – and head off into the unknown in search for big open sky country.

Seasons come and go. Tankwa River clay.
On arrival we were greeted with your typical Karoo scrub, wide open spaces and not a person in sight. This is not your average park and we were surprised to find that there was no official gate like all the other parks do have. Following the main dirt road, which lead us directly to the information centre.

Tankwa Guest House
After checking in and a quick explanation of the park facilities and highlights, we were on our way to our first nights’ accommodation at the Tankwa Guest House. The accommodation on offer consists of old farmsteads that have been converted into self catering guest houses. This gives one the sense of a moment in time and a way of life as experienced by the farmers of the past in this area.

The Tankwa Karoo is a rugged environment and even with our 4x2 Toyota Raider, we were not spared the fate of a flat tyre. It is recommended that anyone who wishes to take one these trails, we suggest that you come prepared.

That night we shared many fun stories with fellow guests around a awesome camp fire. The following morning we were up early to catch the beauty of the Tankwa’s sunrise.

After bidding farewell to our new friends who were passing through from George, we made our way along the 4x4 track to the top of the Elandsberg viewpoint. Here the entire park beauty and vast openness stretches out as far as the eye can see.

Elandsberg Viewpoint

After a lunch break followed by relaxing coffee and Bokomo rusks whilst absorbing the breathtaking view, we proceeded to find our campsite for the night at a place called The Skaapwagterspos.

We were warned in advance that the overnight camping facilities were very informal, so were not that surprised to discover our lodging consisted of a tree in the middle of nowhere. After exploring the site, we decided to give it a miss as the flies made it unbearable.

We proceeded with haste in the failing light to find an alternative location. After one of the most enjoyable evenings under the stars, we once again experienced the magic of Tankwa’s big bright bold stars and the comfort that we were experiencing this unique setting all on our own.

The morning presented us with another magical sunrise and we were treated to a wonderful display by the local Red Hartebeest coming for their early morning drink. After we had quenched our thirst on the magnificent display of photographs on offer, we broke camp.

Our next item on our itinerary was to make our way up the Gannaga Pass, which offered breathtaking vistas of the Karoo landscape.

Gannaga Pass viewpoint looking into the Tankwa Park

It was here that we met up with the passing by of the local karretjie mense making their way down this rugged route.

Local Karretjie Mense about to descend down the Gannaga Pass

Not wanting to miss this opportunity, we set up position for a dramatic photo of these hell drivers speeding down the seemingly impassable mountain pass. At this point it was that we learnt never to startle a donkey coming straight down the mountain. At such a speed, these homemade brakes served no purpose and our vehicle became the point of impact.

Moments before impact ...

Never did we ever think that our paths would cross in such a manner. Luck was on our side that neither passengers nor donkeys sustained any injuries. The startled donkeys were treated with our complete supply of Woolworths apples to calm their nerves. After sorting out the running repairs we were relieved to be able to set them on their way again. It was not an easy or convincing story when we had to file our report at the police station about this accident.

The day continued with explorations of the rest of this magical landscape, and eventually we made our way to our final overnight accommodation at Paulshoek, a delightful farm style cottage set on the mountain slopes of this beautiful area.

Tankwa stars at Paulshoek

With a glass of wine in hand and a cozy campfire, we were treated to another memorable display of Tankwa’s dramatic display of stars. The following morning we bid a farewell to this park, promising to return once again in the flower season.

Dead tree near Paulshoek
One thing the Tankwa has taught us, is that this is not a place to visit if you want to place to find many wild animals. It’s a place of stark beauty, peace and quiet with few people and a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Tankwa has its own unique sense of harsh beauty.

Always look with your heart

 ~ Only with a true heart, will the beauty of this land reveal itself ~

Know before your go:
• Last stop for fuel is Ceres, Sutherland and Middlepos
• Diesel available in the park
• No shops, restaurants or ATM’s
• No Cell phone reception, but a pay phone at the Information Centre
• Wood is for sale in the park

Bring along with you: 
• Insect repellent and sun block
• Extra fuel, water and spare tyre
• Birding books and Binoculars
• Bokomo Rusks

Camera Gear used: 
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35 2.8is Lens, 17-40 f4 Lens, Manfroto Carbon Tripod with a Wimberley II Gimble head and remote shutter release.

We would like to thank Weg and Go Magazines, together with Bokomo Rusks for honoring us with the First Prize during the Great Escapes Competition, for choosing these photographs as the winning pictures for their competition.  These pictures will also be published in October 2011 issues of these two magazines. Please remember to get your copy too.

Hiking Opportunities:
We did not hike in this park as there are wild animals everywhere.  Even though this story is not about hiking, we do believe that a story like this will be welcomed by our fellow hiking friends and blog readers.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cape Point Free Guided Walks

Sanparks: Free Guided Walks at Cape Point

There are enthusiastic volunteers who are now offering free guided walks at Cape Point.
Please note:
  • Meeting point for all hikes is just inside the main gate on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
  • Walkers must wear strong boots and have hat, sun block, rain gear, water and a snack.
  • You can purchase an activity card (obtainable at Boulders or Westlake) or pay admission/ conservation fee at the gate.
  • There is no payment for the walk. ***note different start times***
  • Enquiries: John 021 782 2379 Ian 021 782 8552
Date Route Approx Distance Starting Time Hours Leader
May 8 Olifantsbos Road to Sirkelsvlei and Return 5km 09:00 3 Des: (021) 782 1375
June 12 Sirkelsvlei Circuit (from Olifantsbos) 6km
10:00 3.5 Ron: (021) 789 1918
July 10

Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre to Antonies Gat and Return via Beach 8km 10:00 4 John: (021) 782 2379
Aug 14 Hoek van Bobejejaan Circular Route 5km 10:00 3 Ian: (021) 782 8552
Sept 11
Gifkommetjie to Good Hope 8km 09:00 4 John: (021) 782 2379
Oct 9

Shipwreck Trail (starting from Gifkommetjie) 6km 09.00 3 Ian: (021) 782 8552
Nov 13

Kanonkop Trail (From Visitors Centre) 6km 08.00 3.5 Ian: (021) 782 8552
Dec 11
Mystery Hike 8km 08.00 4.5 John: (021) 782 2379

Friday, July 29, 2011

Go to the Wolfberg Arch

Looking for a place to go?  Try the Wolfberg Arch and Wolfberg Cracks.  Its perfect timing is the end of April or September.  Book ahead of the long-weekend to ensure you can get there.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wildcards have arrived finally

Wildcards arrived in the post, loaded with errors.

Well, I am very glad that our Wildcard finally arrived, but it took some serious begging, pleading and moaning to the folks at SANParks who are in charge of this department.

The kind lady who mainly runs the Wildcard page on Facebook, offered to help us out.  It was through her that she found out almost all our details (phone, address, emails and spelling of surname) had some sort of fault in it.  I have a copy of my application that I gave in (as I could only do... I took a photo of the application form before I gave it in at the office in Westlake, but will not load for privacy reasons), and I can remember clear as bells, that I wrote very neatly on the application - for us to have avoid this very experience.

Needless to say, we now have the Wildcard and wish to make you aware that your Wildcard might have suffered the same fate and its worth your while to go and look online or call them directly to confirm the delay.

Happy Wildcard hunting !


Monday, May 23, 2011

Cape Point Free Guided Walks

Sanparks: Free Guided Walks at Cape Point

There are enthusiastic volunteers who are now offering free guided walks at Cape Point.
Please note:
  • Meeting point for all hikes is just inside the main gate on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
  • Walkers must wear strong boots and have hat, sun block, rain gear, water and a snack.
  • You can purchase an activity card (obtainable at Boulders or Westlake) or pay admission/ conservation fee at the gate.
  • There is no payment for the walk. ***note different start times***
  • Enquiries: John 021 782 2379 Ian 021 782 8552
Date Route Approx Distance Starting Time Hours Leader
May 8 Olifantsbos Road to Sirkelsvlei and Return 5km 09:00 3 Des: (021) 782 1375
June 12 Sirkelsvlei Circuit (from Olifantsbos) 6km
10:00 3.5 Ron: (021) 789 1918
July 10

Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre to Antonies Gat and Return via Beach 8km 10:00 4 John: (021) 782 2379
Aug 14
Hoek van Bobejejaan Circular Route 5km 10:00 3 Ian: (021) 782 8552
Sept 11
Gifkommetjie to Good Hope 8km 09:00 4 John: (021) 782 2379
Oct 9

Shipwreck Trail (starting from Gifkommetjie) 6km 09.00 3 Ian: (021) 782 8552
Nov 13

Kanonkop Trail (From Visitors Centre) 6km 08.00 3.5 Ian: (021) 782 8552
Dec 11
Mystery Hike 8km 08.00 4.5 John: (021) 782 2379

Monday, May 16, 2011

Vote For Table Mountain

The New7Wonders will be announced on 11 November 2011 and we need your help to ensure our place in the history books.

Vote for Table Mountain online or via SMS as often as possible. 

SMS “Table” to 34874. 
Each SMS costs R2.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Footprints Revealed - Video of our Road-trip to the Richtersveld, Kgalagadi, Augrabies and Namaqua

This post is not really about hiking, but I thought I'd share this article with you anyway, as we did to a short 3 hour walk in the Kgalagadi during our trip.  Hiking in this area during December is either prohibited or not advisable due to the extreme heat.  Hope you like watching our videos :)

We visited the Richtersveld and Kgalagadi in Dec 2010 and I did a video of our trip. 

Anyone interested in seeing what it looks like here, or have been here to be reminded of your trip to these locations, might be interested to see the videos of these 2 arid parks.

The reason why I recorded it was for the viewer to see what the environment looks like, the type of roads to expect if you go here and the type of accommodation available if u planning a trip to these destinations. I lost the footage of day 1, so it was replaced with photographs, but the rest of the road-trip is video and photographs combined.

Under each link is a short description of the content.  Ideally I would have put the whole video on the forum post, but Im not sure if it is possible, so here are the links:

Day 1 & 2 going to the Richtersveld - Dec 2010
The start of a 11 day road-trip :)  Leaving Cape Town on the 21st of December 2010, heading for a small village in the Richtersveld called Kuboes which was recently also declared a "World Heritage Site"  This video series (Days1 - 10) shows you what to expect if you choose to also visit these places.  We hope you will find it informative, as we had fun making this video especially for this reason.  Thanks for watching !!!

Day 3 Richtersveld - Dec 2010
Day 3, we leave the Richtersberg campsite, and travel to Kokerboomkloof, Helshoogte and Akkedis pass. Along the way we see some more hard core 4x4 types passing us with caravans in tow (respect to them!) as this is a extremely harsh and rugged environment for any visitor traveling through this arid park. At the end is a quick look at the accommodation in Sendelingsdrif on the banks of the Orange River. 

NOTE: This footage was shot about 2 weeks prior to the river level rising by 8-9 meters (from about the 2nd week in January 2011) and most of it got damaged or washed away.

Day 4 am Richtersveld - Dec 2010
From our overnight spot in Sendelingsdrif in the Richtersveld, we cross the Orange River by the pontoon, and head into Namibia to drive along the road next to the Orange River.

Day 4 pm Richtersveld / Namibia side - Dec 2010
Crossing over the Fish river at the point where it flows into the Orange River, passing Aussenkeihr, Noordoewer and heading towards Bushwacked to go river rafting.

Day 5 Fish River Canyon - Dec 2010
Leaving from our river rafting venue (Bushwacked) by the Orange River, we head back into Namibia to the Fish River Canyon, via a quick stop at the /Ai-/Ais, to overnight at The Canon Roadhouse.

Day 6 Road to Kgalagadi Dec 2010
Do you want to know what the roads look like driving there?  Then this explains it a little. You see the entrance to the reserve and some animals and a small section on the Urikaruus Camp.  I think that this camp is built from materials to make for a very hot spot in summer and freezing in winter. I did not like staying here one bit. We were here in the heat of summer and from experience I can just imagine that this place must be as cold in winter as it was hot in summer. The old mining style buildings just does not work for me when it comes to shelter / temperature control.

Day 7 Urikaruus to Nossob - Kgalagadi Dec 2010

Wow, this day was jam-packed with a variety of wild animals... almost every animal on this road trip was an experience to remember. Animals in this video are bat-ear fox, black-backed jackal, black mane lion, cheetah, ground squirrel, cheetah chase, secretary bird coming in for a graceful landing and a typical sandy whirlwind, baby springbok fawn, baby barking gecko.

Day 8 The unfenced Polentswa camp - Kgalagadi Dec 2010
A drive from Nossob Camp to our next stop for the night, the Polentswa unfenced camp. 

Day 8 midday Polentswa Raptors - Kgalagadi Dec 2010

Who would have thought they let them out the cage at midday?!  Wow, what a spectacular sighting this was for us... about 20 raptors frolicking in and around the Polentswa watering hole at the same time.  Our best sighting of the trip! spent hours here and loved every second of it.

Day 9 early am Polentswa and the Brown Hyaena - Kgalagadi Dec 2010
We went to the watering hole at Polentswa to see if we can find something, and this beautiful Brown Hyaena came to drink some water.  He seemed very shy too.

Day 9 late morning Polentswa to Nossob - Kgalagadi Dec 2010
After a quick stop at the Polentswa watering hole, we headed back to Nossob Camp.  We found a male lion roaring away in the heat of the morning... the same culprit who kept us awake the night before.

Day 9 pm Nossob to Kalahari Tented Camp - Kgalagadi Dec 2010

We found a lion resting in the Dikbaardskolk picnic spot and a Martial Eagle drinking rainwater in the road.

Day 10 pm Augrabies Dec 2010
We left the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park around lunchtime and headed for Augrabies which we were told is in flood.  Little did we know, that about 10 days later, this waterfall increased about 5 times to what you see in this video and washed the viewpoints away...

NOTE: This footage was shot about 2 weeks prior to the river level rising by 8-9 meters (from about the 2nd week in January 2011) and most of it got damaged or washed away.

In conclusion, we drove 4300km over 11 days and stayed in a different spot each night. It was far and hot.  95% of the cars that we saw were Toyota Raiders.  Our Toyota Raider was such a pleasure to be in and we understood why: the car was very comfortable to drive and made for these type of environments.  From now on, we will try to stay in one accommodation for at least 2 nights or more.   Our next park to visit is Tankwa then Kruger and probably back to the Kgalagadi...

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