I’m Meeting South Africa

by | May 7, 2014 | Instagram | 9 comments

I’m on Day 6 of my 10-day #MeetSouthAfrica trip. I intended to post on a regular basis during the journey but lack of time and wifi have prevented that. We’ve done so much. In the last three days alone I have crossed South Africa by bus from one end to the other (twice), learned to paddle a raft, made some awesome new friends, cooked my own gourmet meal in Cape Town, gone deaf in one ear (don’t worry Mom and Dad, I’m sure it’s temporary), and swam — yes swam — across an international border (twice).

I want to wait until I have time to do proper justice to these experiences before writing about them in depth. But in the meantime I thought I’d post this one photo. It epitomizes my experience so far. It was shot in a tiny town called Pofadder in the Northern Cape, in the Kalahari Desert, between Upington and Springbok.

Heather Pofadder jump small

Photo: Meruschka Govender

#MeetSouthAfrica, baby. #MeetSouthAfrica.


  1. Sunshinebright

    Looking forward to your in-depth posts of your #meetsouthafrica adventure!

  2. Sine

    Love the picture and can’t wait for more! I think we’ve come through Pofadder too. What a name!

  3. Eugenia Parrish

    Can’t wait to hear about all of it! Funny, I used to have a picture of me in a similar pose on a similar road in almost identical country — except it was Nevada! For a second I thought you’d taken it here. Wish I still had that picture.

  4. moirads

    What wonderful Joy de Vivre! I am so looking forward to reading your entries about this trip.

  5. liz2you

    You’re living a dream then!!

  6. Firefly - Jonker

    I am so seriously jealous of everybody who went on these trips

  7. chuckv88

    At last I could download your blog… what I meant was in Pofadder.


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