• Outside Mukhondeni Village Pottery

    Art Emerges From Dust on the Ribola Art Route

    I drove on a wide gravel road, my little car rattling as its tires pushed over the corrugated surface. Dust billowed behind me. I was headed toward a tiny Limpopo town called Mukondeni,…

  • Sunrise over Albasini Dam

    Chasing the Sunrise in Limpopo

    Beautiful sunsets are easy to come by in South Africa. The light fades slowly through the afternoon, giving us plenty of time to prepare. The clouds are usually spectacular (except during the highveld…

  • Lucky and Vhutshilo at their house

    Visiting Venda

    I recently participated in a weekend trip to Magoebaskloof with a bunch of Instagrammers. It was a typical trip for me, in many ways: fun, social-media-oriented, filled with non-stop action, and planned by…

  • Melville Cat yawning

    A Melville Cat Photoshoot

    From the Melville Cat: This is a periodic update for my fans, to tell you that I am doing well. It is springtime in Johannesburg, the weather is fine, and I am…

  • Corner House Capital Cafe coffeeshop ceiling

    Downtown Joburg’s Newest Secret Coffeeshop

    Secret coffee shops are popping up in downtown Joburg, in strange, wonderful little corners where the city is coming alive. Craft Coffee in Newtown was my favorite discovery last year. This year’s discovery is…

  • Hashi sushi ball

    A Good Sushi Restaurant in Joburg

    This is a quick post to inform you of a good sushi restaurant in Johannesburg. Having spent most of my life on the American east coast, where great sushi restaurants abound, I struggle…