A magical combination
A long-cherished dream becomes a reality. Together with my wife I go on a discovery to the beautiful northeast of South Africa. We drive roughly from Johannesburg, via kruger park, the Panorama route, through Swaziland, St Lucia to Drakensbergen. A total WOW experience. Wild, nature and good food and drink!
From a homestay in Ulley at 4,500m altitude overlooking the Zankar Ridge – a mountain range of more than 6,000m adorned in eternal snow – I will look for the mystical ‘mountain ghost’, the snow leopard. A predator that lives in harsh conditions of the highest peaks of the Himalayas and is so rare and little spotted that it is on the bucket list of every wildlife enthusiast.
My image of Vietnam years ago was shaped by the cinema films and news items of the past. To be honest, it was difficult to form a picture of contemporary Vietnam. Time for a new experience!
Last September I made a reconnaissance trip to the beautiful tropical island of Mauritius on behalf of Untamed Travelling. 25 degrees, palm trees, tropical flowers, white beaches, a turquoise ocean with crystal clear water and a lovely welcome cocktail, I have to blink twice with my eyes but it’s really true, I’m in paradise!
Trees Piersma explored the lesser-known North Cape with ten travel agents. With tough 4WD rental cars they travelled from Upington to Cape Town, via Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namakwaland, the Cedar Mountains, Kagga Kamma, Paternoster to bustling Cape Town.