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South Africa Silver Linings in times of COVID-19

June 17, 2024 2 Comments »

COVID19 silver linings

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from Shelley and Lars. I ‘met’ Shelley when she sent me a message on social media and mentioned that they were stuck in South Africa during the pandemic and ended up having a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I asked her to […]

What Travel Can Teach You About Rhino Conservation

August 27, 2019 4 Comments »

rhino conservation south africa

I picked up the thin, nearly translucent shaving from the ground. It looked like a shaving of a fingernail. I examined it closely. I slowly did a rough calculation in my head. This little, tiny rhino horn shaving, no bigger than a dime, is probably worth $150. It’s hard to wrap your head around it […]

A Walking Safari Isn’t About the Animals

August 2, 2019 1 Comment »

walking safari south africa

The safari jeep pulled away and we were all just standing there. On the ground. With no transportation. My heart raced. I quickly realized I had a whole different perspective doing a walking safari. I suddenly felt what it was like to be an animal living in this tall grass – wondering what predator was […]

How to get the most out of your South Africa Safari

July 31, 2019 1 Comment »

Zebras South Africa Safari

“This is Zululand, not Disneyland. You can’t book animals to show up,” our safari guide Christian reminded us. Granted, he had sort of taunted us because on the first game drive we went on he asked what we hoped to see; we said giraffes and he delivered about 40 giraffes to our view in front […]

The Spectacular Garden Route in South Africa

October 19, 2006 9 Comments »

No zucchini or corn – but lots of rain on this Garden Route. I decided I should explore life outside of Cape Town so I made plans to take the Baz Bus across the Garden Route. I probably need to define a few thing from that last sentence. The Baz Bus is a ‘backpacker bus’ […]

South Africa Stellenbosch Wine Tour

October 18, 2006 2 Comments »

View Photography of South Africa  I had an amazing day today – the kind of day I love – full of spontaneity. I woke up with no plans, I laid in bed wondering what I was going to do. I decided to tackle breakfast and then figure it out. I went to the main area in […]

Touring Cape Town, South Africa

October 18, 2006 1 Comment »

View South Africa Photography It’s been a month already – I can hardly believe how fast it’s gone. Yet I haven’t been working for more than a month now. There have been so many emotions coursing through me – some good – some disturbing. I’m trying to teach myself this new way of life – […]