How to prepare for one of the Drakensberg's toughest hikes

December 08, 2020

I figured if I was going to tackle this hike, I actually wanted to enjoy myself. To do that, I had to be prepared. Focusing on strengthening the old legs and lower back, it was time to hit the gym and count off squats, lunges and deathly burpees. In between, I ran regular five-kilometre routes to get time on the legs, plus I hit the mountains, of course.

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Coastal Camping and Wonderous Wildflowers in Namaqua National Park

October 26, 2020

After several years of mediocre display due to severe drought conditions, 2020 saw the return of technicolour wildflowers across the ordinarily barren Northern Cape landscapes. Luckily, provincial borders opened up just in time for locals to see them safely.

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Live. Travel. Trail. with Blake Dyason

October 13, 2020

Thanks for sharing your passion for life, travel and trails with us — and may Love Our Trails continue to be an incredible success in raising awareness and connecting people to our trails.

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Live. Travel. Trail

October 07, 2020

​Our gear was packed, the mini-bus from downtown Nairobi had arrived and waited at the gate to ferry us off to the base of Mount Kenya, where we would start our climb. Seeing us off was a legend––the man who had established a number of the original climbing routes up the mountain.

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The man who speaks to birds

October 02, 2020

Themba Mtembu knows everyone. And everyone likes Themba. But when you meet him the reason is obvious – it’s because Themba has a true and genuine compassion.

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The diplomat of the Drakensberg

October 01, 2020

One of the hardest parts of the conservation game is where nature and humanity collide. Joyce manages these buffer zones not just between the communities and our incredible sites, but between countries as well.

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