Tucked into the central region of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, just an hour's drive from Escourt, you'll reach a road that heads steadily upwards into the dramatic mountains. Giant’s Castle is so-called because the silhouette of a sleeping giant emerges from the distant peaks come sunset.
I'll be honest - I can't see the bloody thing, but the sunsets, fishing and hiking among these beautiful mountains really are extraordinary.
I was nervous as hell and as excited as a baby baboon on my first dive. A lot can go wrong under water and it took a while to master the art of mask-clearing in the practice pool sessions. There was some apprehension about our venture into the deep blue.
We piled into the boat and sped off to two mile reef. My stomach lurched a little but it wasn’t long before we put palms over our masks, dipped backwards and plunged into the sea. Here's why I'm going back for more.
On a recent trip to the mountains, foul weather didn't play fair when it came to taking beautiful snaps and at first we were all bound up indoors trying to catch a warm lick from the fireplace.
However, once the rain and mist settled on the flowers outside intriguing portraits came to life.
I may have gone overboard on the amount of aloe pictures, but damn they were just so enchanting.