Category: South Africa

Mountains, My Love

By Mridula Dwivedi October 3, 2014 16 Comments ,

This is the first post from the new domain, about my first love, mountains. First off two big thank yous are due, first to Max Hartshorne, editor of Gonomad, who gave me my first break. You and Gonomad will always remain special. Second one is due to my brother-in-law Amrit Hallan who managed my domain shift with s...

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Love Story

By Mridula Dwivedi January 4, 2014 26 Comments

All great love stories are complicated. If you have any doubts look around you, look at the literature and recall the legends. Could you find one that was uncomplicated? Remember Romeo and Juliet? What about Heer and Ranjha? Even the run of the mill Bollywood ones aren’t without love/hate sagas. You get the point?...

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Lazy Sunday Photo- A Kudu from South Africa

By Mridula Dwivedi September 1, 2013 9 Comments , ,

When I got the invitation to travel to South Africa, I remember writing to Arun- what to do I am no wildlife photographer! He replied back- enjoy the things with your eyes! That was one good advice. I tried to follow it too and yet the trigger happy camera finger would go on its own! If you have visited the nati...

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10 Reasons Why a South Africa Wildlife Safari Will Spoil You For Life

By Mridula Dwivedi August 31, 2013 25 Comments , , ,

I went to South Africa in May 2013 and it is a rare day when I don't think about it. More than anything else their wild life is on such a grand scale that it has left me completely smitten. Here are 10 reasons why a South Africa Wildlife Safari will spoil you for life! The Guys with Outrageous Sense of Humor 10....

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10 Pictures from the Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa

By Mridula Dwivedi August 18, 2013 21 Comments , ,

One of the most beautiful days that I have spent has been exploring the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa. Drakensberg Mountains, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa Our first stop was near this souvenir shop and we had a fabulous view of Drakensberg Mountains. Sam was our driver and g...

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Aloe Vera Flowers at God’s Window, Panorama Route, South Africa

The trip to South Africa in May 2013 refuses to fade into its rightful place. Nepal did manage to push it back for a while but South Africa finds a way to force itself back into my consciousness. Aloe Vera Flowers at God's Window, Panorama Route, South Africa The picture was taken in the Mpumalanga region in Sou...

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Dress Code for Women in South Africa

By Mridula Dwivedi July 25, 2013 6 Comments ,

My observations on what to wear in South Africa are based on just one trip which was about 10 days long. I spent most of my time in Durban and on a private game reserve. But I do have pictures to share of what I saw women wearing in South Africa. I wore trousers, jeans, T-shirts, sleeveless shirts and an occasional ...

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God’s Window, Mpumalanga, Panorama Route, South Africa

Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa is a spectacularly scenic drive. For me the first attraction was the road itself. On the route our first stop was Tufa waterfall and we ended up at God's window. Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa There are various stops between Tufa Waterfall and God...

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Yellow Billed Hornbill

I have a love-hate relationship with bird photography. I love photographing birds and I hate the amount of trouble they give me in taking pictures. Yellow Billed Hornbill, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa However I do get lucky sometimes, like when I clicked this Yellow Billed Hornbill (described as flying b...

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In the Sky with South African Airways

I was thinking about my South Africa trip today, I actually think about it often. And what a wonderful trip it was! I had severe withdrawal symptoms till I went and trekked in Nepal. So I thought I have to post a few pictures from the South Africa Trip again. I hope I will go back there once again! It is one of the ...

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