Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

According to Google, on July 1, 2023, standard Universal Analytics properties, the analytics that you’ve been using for years and to which you have become accustomed, will no longer process data. You’ll be able to see your Universal Analytics reports for a period of time after the cutoff date, however, new data will only flow into Google Analytics 4 properties. Website owners will no longer able to track visitors to their site, and because the way that “goals” are tracked, […]

Hole in The Wall Drone

Wild Coast by Drone

We spent a week exploring the Wild Coast towns of Morgan Bay, Coffee Bay and the incredible Hole in The Wall, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Here’s the drone video, equipment was a Dji Mavic Air2 and footage was captured in 4K. It’s rural South Africa where cows have right of way and life is synched to a much slower pace. It’s SO worth a visit. Morgan Bay Morgan Bay is about 100km past East London and is very […]


Sossusvlei, a place that’s had a special place in my heart ever since I first read about it in the ’80s, and then experienced through the photography of late Getaway Magazine photographer Patrick Wagner. Here the Tsauchab River, which only flows occasionally, eventually gives up its effort to reach the sea and disappears into the drifting sands of the Namib, the most ancient of the world’s deserts. Some years the river doesn’t flow at all, other times for only part […]


Lüderitz & Kolmanskop

From the Mata Mata border to Lüderitz is a 6 hour drive (according to Google), but I’d allow more time to appreciate the awesome scenery that changes all the time. Check out the Seeheim Hotel, 50 or so kilometres past Keetmanshoop. It’s like Hotel California crossed with the Royal Hotel, where anything might happen. Omaruru the African Grey Parrot will be there to meet you. Also stop to admire the Wild horses of the Namib Desert a few kilometres past […]

Kalahari Road Trip


The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is in the far north of South Africa, at the meeting place of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. It’s the kind of place where the first thing that springs to mind is a dry, almost lifeless desert. How wrong assumptions can be though, at times, after a summer of excellent rains the area can be a green paradise, with lush grasslands, full waterholes and abundant wildlife. I just love roads like these, where you won’t see […]

Zanzibar Island Tanzania

The island of Zanzibar is a semi autonomous province of Tanzania on Africa’s East Coast. The name “Tanzania”, which came into being in the early 1960’s, is a combination of the original colonial name Tanganyika, Zanzibar and Azania (the ancient Greek and Roman name for the East coast of Africa). There are several islands in the Zanzibar Archipelago, the main island, commonly known as Zanzibar Island, is officially called Unguja, and it’s been inhabited for at least 20 000 years. […]