Apr 25, 2017

Crystal Pools Hike - Steenbras River Gorge

The Crystal Pools hike up the Steenbras River Gorge is an extremely enjoyable hiking trail, suitable for all fitness levels. The mountain pools and cliff jumps along the hike make for an awesome resting or picnic spot and the scenic views are amazing. Crystal pools hiking trail entrance is situated about 6 kms past Gordons Bay along the R44, here is a map of the starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/ttXqT6GyXgN2

Permits are required to enter the trails and they are checked at the entrance gate. The trails are closed from May to the end of October due to winter flooding. You can arrange permits by emailing: steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za

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Feb 12, 2017

Snow Skiing in France

I was extremely fortunate to be invited to snow ski in France in January 2017. I stayed at Chalet Hotel La Foret in Peisey Vallandry with my father and friends at a ski-in, ski-out resort (right on a slop), which was awesome as there was no need to travel to and from the hotel to ski lifts each day. Paradiski has over 425 km's of slopes between Les Arcs, Peisey Vallandry and La Plagne and an extensive network of ski lifts and gondolas which makes getting between valleys a breeze.

The trip was absolutely amazing, sub zero degree temperatures and all. We had good snowfall just before we arrived so the pistes were perfect. I took the GoPro with and managed to rack up over 70 gigs of footage, which was a lot to sift through, so I ended up creating two videos, a summary video (above) and a slightly longer one (below) which has more skiing action on the slopes.

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Jan 6, 2017

Misverstand Dam Year-End Holiday @ Club Elani

I've been going to Misverstand Dam since I was 7 years old, "paradise close to Cape Town for outdoor and water-sport enthusiasts", as my pops describes it. Our caravan and boat live at Misverstand and we usually camp right next to the water and jetty. I was only there for 3 nights this past December and it was the first time taking my GoPro. Loads of mounting options seen for future.

Misverstand Dam is located off the N7, just past Moorreesburg heading away from Cape Town.