Travel & Things takes to the road…

"And I can't wait to get on the road again On the road again Goin' places that I've never been Seein' things that I may never see again And I can't wait to get on the road again". Willie Neson




Methinks it is time for an extended road trip for Travel & Things. Time to gather more images and stories on a variety of lodges and bush camps over the next few weeks. As a couple might have a problem with connectivity, I have decided not to stress too much about publishing posts on a bi-weekly basis, but I will instead, use the Travel & Things Facebook page to keep my readers up to date.



Time to hit the road, and as you are reading this post, I will already be at my first destination which is…



Griffons Bush Camp is about 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and this self-catering, rustic (to quote their website) will be how I immerse myself back into the bush. I am hoping to get to use some of the track and sign skills I recently acquired while spending time at one of the FGASA accredited training providers.



Griffons is also where my wife, Carolyn, and I will be spending our 14th wedding anniversary.

My last visit to this reserve was back in 2018 and I looking forward to seeing the changes that have occurred at both Selati and Earth Lodge.




Situated in Thornybush Game Reserve, this is the first visit to this camp, but given the recent sightings, I am hoping to add a lot of images to my predator archives.



And finally, I get to spend time hunkered down in an underground photographic Umgede Hide hide at this camp. My favourite form of photography and I am hoping that the wildlife gets the memo that I am on the way! I want to see pangolin astride leopards!




In between all of the above, I will be in Hoedspruit for the re-launch of the Kruger2 Canyon newspaper that I edit as well as the Safari Guide of the Year Awards ceremony, also in Hoedspruit. So a busy couple of months lie ahead! But, as wildlife is my passion, and I do enjoy being on the open road, I am certainly looking forward to all the upcoming adventures and experiences. More importantly, I am looking to make new friends and to promote the return of tourism for both locals and international travellers.