The brain behind the National Geographic Camosharks documentary, Ryan Johnson was born in New Zealand a pretty long time ago! Marine biology doesn’t run in the family, but he has always had a deep interest in the natural world, particularly sharks!
In the heart of the Swartland, the Tinie Versveld Reserve (Tienie if you are Afrikaans speaking) is a 20ha slot of farmland about 14 km outside of Darling. This unpretentious gem of a flower reserve is best known for its bulbs flowering from early August to mid-September.
Dubbed the best in decades, and South Africa’s epic wildflower 2020 season is still blooming. I’ve been rather uselessly, trying to get to the West Coast of South Africa for the past five years, in time to see the little beauties
Let’s face it, we all need to feel a little golden ray of happiness and hope right now. This is why… I bring you…………. sunflowers. Is it the colour of their bright golden mustard and butter-yellow heads that initially attracts us?
On a number of occasions, I watched in awe as hunting packs of bluefin trevally caused chaos amongst the shallow reef fish, both in Ponta Malongane Bay, Southern Mozambique and also in Sodwana Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Starting off a new year with great resolutions again? Hmm yes, I know the feeling. If you want to stop behaving sheep-like and step sideways out of an endless capitalist loop of consumerism and over-consumption, then read on. Waste is everywhere you look. One of the most significant threats to the longevity of our planet is waste. On average, in the West, each person produces around 700 kg of waste annually.
Ponta do Ouro is booming. There’s a new road, almost finished, and the locals are building their guesthouses and expecting great things. Certainly, it’s becoming easier to get there. When I first visited Ponta in the early nineties, it took two full days, and sometimes three, to get to the Ponta beach front from Johannesburg. The roads from Mbazwana (near Sodwana Bay) were all still soft sand. By August 2018, you will be able to drive from the Ponta border post to the Ponta main beach within about 20/30 minutes and for the most part, on tar.