Conquering the Giant in 2017

So we always knew that Giants 2017 was going to be about firsts. It sure wasn't to be my first time to conquer the Giant (as you could see from a few other posts to this blog) ... nor was it so for Matt Cremer, but for many years we've been so keen to give Steve a taste of 'the Mountains'. So late in 2016 we put it to Steve that he should prepare himself for 'a big hike'. He … [Read more...]

Northern Drakensberg Adventures

When a friend of mine, Carl Smorenburg (check him out on Instgram @carlsmorenburg_ or, messaged me the route and description of a hike to the Northern Drakensberg back in January of 2017, I showed great interest as it is an area of the Berg I had yet to discover and there were a number of photographic opportunities I knew we could explore. I also knew … [Read more...]

Jared Dwyer Memorial Hike

Injisuthi - May 2016 In February of 2016 we tragically lost a friend, Jared Dwyer, in a cycling accident. As his friends we wanted to go back to the Drakensberg and conquer a region of Corner Pass that we were not able to complete with him back in 2011 due to bad weather. Jared was so keen to press on through the gale force winds and do it anyway back then! So, pictured … [Read more...]

The Skin Connection

The Skin Connection is a beauty salon in Durban North providing “real skin care for real people”. My wife has been a long time supporter of the salon and I was recently commissioned to a photographic showcase of their services. I have a love for photographing resorts and hotels that incorporate beautiful relaxation spas so, though this is a slight deviation from my core focus … [Read more...]

Prime Time

Prime Time is a premier watch destination in the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town, offering a handpicked selection of prestigious international watch brands, where attention to detail and exclusivity come standard. I had privilege of showcasing this new store for the The Foschini Group and showing off some of the exclusive time pieces on offer in store. … [Read more...]

Giants Castle Ascent 2015

This Autumn hike in early May 2015 was set for a 4 day expedition in the Injisuthi region of Drakensberg but a few of the team weren't able to make it. So Matt and myself decided to go anyway but just for one night and then have the weekend back together with family. We still had every intention of reaching the high peaks and decided that Giants Castle is the most accessible … [Read more...]

Fig Tree Coffee

Now trading and serving great coffee under the giant fig tree is Fig Tree Coffee, located on the premises of Grace Family Church, Riverside in Anthony Road, Durban. Though the core service is great coffee served between 7am and 4pm daily, they offer a range of salads, wraps and healthy rolls to satisfy your appetite. Such a great location with ample parking and a safe place for … [Read more...]

2014 Kettlebell Pentathlon Event 3

The 3rd event of 5 in the 2014 series of the Flux Kettlebell Pentathlon took place at the Flux Hillcrest location on 12 April 2014. Once I was done taking pictures of the first session, it was my turn to compete in the second (thanks to Caitlin Evans for helping with some photos in the second session!). Below is an overview of the morning lifting under the WKC rules of the KB … [Read more...]

MSC Opera

Ocean cruising is one of the most fascinating things to experience. During a recent aerial showcase of a bulk carrier at Maydon Wharf in Durban Harbour, we routed back over the MSC Opera. This vessel is a cruise ship built in 2004 and currently operated by MSC Cruises. She can accommodate 2,055 passengers in 856 cabins, and host a crew complement of approximately 740. Many of … [Read more...]

Rhino Peak ascent – March 2014

In early March 2014 I led a group of friends (Doug, Rowan, Nic and Richard) on an ascent of the Rhino Peak in the Garden Castle region of the Southern Drakensberg mountains. It was a new region of Berg for me as I've mostly explored the central to Northern parts of this beautiful landscape of South Africa. Due to us not wanting to infringe of work time and guys having to take … [Read more...]