LION AND HYENA IN A CUDDLE! This is amazing! At the Lion Park outside Johannesburg, which we visited at the same time, we came across this young lion cuddled up with a…

Magaliesburg’s Matlapa Lodge

Every year we attend two wine shows in Magaliesburg where we present our Jorgensens’ Distillery products. Magaliesburg is situated about an hour north west of Johannesburg, and provides open space and a breakaway…

A Quiver in Keetmanshoop!

I’m particularly proud of this photo of a quiver tree (Kokerboom) which I took outside the Keetmanshoop Museum in Namibia. Namibia is a truly gorgeous country and its important to allow loads of time when…

The Chobe River in Botswana is better known for its over-population of African elephants – but there is much more to be seen, and feared, whilst cruising the beautiful river. I took…

Met a Dassie – or Rock Hyrax – at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay yesterday. They are intresting little guys – and are said to be the closest living relative to the elephant…

Pringle Bay – A Hidden Gem.

Parents retire, and lucky for me when mine retired they moved from Welkom in the Free State, to the small coastal town of Pringle Bay in the Overberg. Pringle Bay is situated at…

Glorious couple of days in Pringle Bay which has one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches to be found along the Cape Coast. We spend much time here walking, playing cricket, collecting…

Pringle Bay, on the Cape’s South Coast. Perfect for a long weekend. This is of one of the rocky patches found along the coast, late afternoon, with the dramatic sky above.

Yikes – There’s a lion in the Camp!

We visit the Mabuasehube area of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park  as often as we can, overlanding is a unique and special experience, and there is a wonderful sense of achievement as you set up…

Same trip – one of our favourite spot – Mabuesehube Main Pan, Camp Site GMA4. There is a lapa structure where we take shade, a shower with borehole water and a long…

Love this pic, it was such a happy day. A serious poker game in the middle of the Mabuesehube Game Reserve. My children Lemor and Eden with special travel friends Andrew and Alistair.…

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” Hunter…

The wooden walkway from the road down to the shingle beach at Dungeness, beautiful! But a complete contrast to the white sandy beaches that a South African girl is aquainted to ….

About half an hour from Rye is the coastal settlement of Dungeness, a vast expanse of shingle ridges, built up over the centuries by longshore drift. Here you find fisherman villages, the…

One of the things I love most about the historic and beautifulwalled village of Rye –and there are deli’s, tea rooms, antiques stores and amazing shopping – is the 12th Century Mermaid Inn where…

One of the quarter boys – so called because they strike the quarters and not the hours on the church tower clock at the top of the Parish of St Mary’s church in…

A view of the picturesque village of Rye in Sussex, South England, taken from the top of the Parish of St Mary’s. St Mary’s has dominated the hill on which it stands…

The Elephant Park – Knysna

Enjoying a close encounter with a two year old elephant at the Knysna Elephant Park in December 2009 – www.knysnaelephantpark.co.za. So Special! The Elephant Park is home to numerous orphaned and rescue elephants…

We saw Elton John and Ray Cooper perform at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town on 24 and 25 March 2010 – unbelievable energy, talent, style, class and finesse. See them…

A pic of local fishing boats on Lake Victoria. Here are some interesting facts – Lake Victoria or Lake Nyanza is the largest lake in Africa and borders Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. With an…

Same village, wondering around, post President Obama election, I was delighted to come across OBAMA Flavoured Bubble Gum for sale …. this is a pic of the box! Obama is a hit in…

Whilst in Tanzania for the Migration in June 2009, I visited the LUKUNGU Village on Lake Victoria, what an amazing experience. It was a Saturday morning and I got a glimpse of…

Annie’s Wardrobe – Cape Town

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of offering some assistance to the Cape Town band The Kings of Vegas whilst they filmed the video for their new single. I was there to take photos and capture some…

Arniston – A Favourite

The more I travel, see and experience the more favourite places I collect. Some near, some far, some dry and dusty, some luxurious and ultra spoily, some rustic and not – and one…

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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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