South African Tourism

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking” – Anna Quindlen

It was very clear from our recent trip to Cape Town that all our other municipalities / tourism boards could learn a lot locally instead of looking abroad for inspiration.

Florida Road with SPIGA Durban Sidebar Cubana Havana Lounge Cubana Florida Road,DurbanCappello Florida Road Keys on Florida give one a minuscule taste of what Beerhouse Stones Long Street Beuna Vista, Social Cafe and others offer inLong Street Cape Town, South Africa and surrounding areas.

I guess that’s why a lot of my friends say: I love Cape Town.

The Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town in photo is another story for another day.

Canon South Africa G3X, base image 45 sec. F11. ISO 125. Joby tripod 30 cm.

 

Photo taken  at Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Miller’s Point

I clambered around the rocks at the southern end of Miller’s Point Cape Town, South Africa in the gusting cold winds to find a little nookie for my Canon G3X, Joby tripod and I a few minutes before sunrise.

It was one of those blessed “once in a blue moon” sunrises where I sat for some time after shooting and thought “Oh Wow!”.

The ocean lapped the shore, the birds were squawking about, golden light was about and I soaked up all Mother Nature had to offer. The Kogelberg Nature Reserve / mountains lay in the background.

F8, 1/30 sec. ISO 320 base image – 24-12-2016, 05h35

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Last week of Durban photo Exhibition

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“The arrogant, judgmental and egotistical appear to think they are better than us. Truth is, they are attempting to convince themselves that they are. Judging a person does not define who they are (for we really don’t know), but it does question why we are so ready to make such assumptions – and what it is within us that we are projecting upon them” ~ Unknown

The First Thursdays Durban 14 chosen by Marco Santoniccolo of SPIGA Durban on show at Sidebar 200 Florida Road Durban until end December 2016.

Go have a look as there is a huge difference between seeing one of these photos on your 18 inch monitor and being surrounded by 14 of them live at 46.8 inches each! Plus you can grab a glass of wine and light pasta while you sit there in this awesome Durban weather.

#durban #durbantourism

Good morning Durban!

Nothing like getting low down and wet with the Canon G3X at 1/80 sec. F4 ISO 125

If you haven’t yet seen my photo exhibition then amble over to Sidebar / SPIGA Durban at 200 Florida Road and go checkout my classic Durban photos, canvas mounted by Printwild and chosen by the restaurant owner himself.

Lovely Italian food, wine and coffee is on sale. You can sit inside or on the pavement cafe. It you haven’t been there you are missing out.

The photos are on display until the end of 2016.

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It’s not all bad news…

The canvas sale is over and it’s too late to order for Christmas, but if you are in Durban and want to chill-ax then you still can.

Amble over to Side Bar / Spiga at 200 Florida Road Durban and go checkout my classic Durban photos chosen by the restaurant owner himself.

Lovely Italian food, wine and coffee is on sale. You can sit inside or on the pavement cafe.

The photos are on display until the end of 2016.

Beautiful Durban summer!

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Canvas sale ends this Sunday

If you’re at a loss what to get a loved one, work associate or other special person for Christmas (for the support they have given you this year) then look no further.

For the reduced price of R 1 599.00 (limited time ends 18:00 Sun 11 Dec 2016) you get a professionally stretched canvas, mounted on a sturdy frame, couriered to their doorstep (any major city in SA) at no additional cost.

The quality is good enough for a top Durban Italian Restaurant (currently on display now so go check the quality if you want) and my home, so it should be good enough for you.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Choose any photo from my Flickr Galleries (record the exact name i.e. Magnificent Durban)
  2. Navigate to the CONTACT menu on my website
  3. Send me the NAME of the photo you are interested in & the quantity
  4. I will reply to you with details

Your choice could include any one or more of the photos featured below:

  • Featured landscape photographer in the PSSA (Photographic Society of SA) Image magazine in Feb 2016 (front cover photo displayed, detailed write-up & full centre spread plus other photos)
  • Your Shot magazine (South Africa) April 2014 feature
  • Independent On Saturday Newspaper 26 Sept 2015 full feature
  • The Süddeutsche Zeitung, largest German subscription newspaper 18th Dec 2014 centre half page photo display
  • Beverly Hills 5 Star Hotel Signature Photo of 2015 (Umhlanga, South Africa)
  • First Thursdays Solo Photo Exhibition at Spiga ‘D Oro / Side Bar Florida Rd Durban whole of December 2016

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