South Africa and Victoria Falls

These photos are a small sample of those done on location in South Africa. The trip began in Zimbabwe at the mighty Victoria Falls and ended at Cape Town. There were many adventures in between, from the massive scenery in the Drakensberg Mountains, the magnificent wildlife and the friendly people.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A wonderful experience! The start of a trip to Southern Africa. A week spent at one of the greatest wonders of the natural world- the magnificent Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Over 2 kilometres long they are truly phenomenal – in scale, beauty, noise and impact. The time spent here had its interests – much interaction with the local community and visitors. One interesting experience was, as I turned around, there was a big band very cheeky]monkey helping himself to my lunch from a bag. You should have seen him poking through the belongings . Anyway we reached an understanding and he went in search of another victim! A number of paintings were done at different locations on the rim.

Northern South Africa – Blyde Canyon, Pilgrims Rest

Magnificent scenery and in Mpumalanga South Africa. The fantastic Blyde River Canyon, Rocks Luck potholes, remarkable holes carved by whirlpools in the River. A painting was done in Pilgrims rest, small town nearby. It was truly like stepping back in time, painting was done in the side of the street. This gave a huge opportunity for chat with local teenagers and young men all of whom had their own stories to tell.

Pilgrims Rest

Islandwana Battlefield

Anglo Zulu war battlefield in Kwazulu Natal. In this battle, the Zulu army completely overwhelmed the British force before proceeding to the famous Rorke’s Drift, featured in the movie Zulu. It really felt like standing in a place where history was made!

Where it all happened!!

Animals of the Kruger

A true living wonder – the Kruger National Park in North South Africa an area size of munster, teeming with wildlife all living together as nature had intended. Although sometimes they have to be searched for at dawn or dusk. Painting Scene shows dry riverbed where herds of elephants, pairs of rhinos, lions, etc., regularly parade. Following do not do justice to massive range of animals and birds in this paradise.

The Magnificent Drakensberg Mountains

This was an area I long looked forward to seeing and it didn’t disappoint! Days were spent gazing at and painting these wondrous giants of nature. Sometimes patience was needed to see the mountains unveiled from the surrounding mists, but it was worth the wait.

Cape Town and The South

From the midlands, we continued, via Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, the Garden Route, Wine Lands, Stellenbosch and Townships – were all visited and stayed in – the coast all the way to Capetown, where we spent a few weeks and Cape Point. All well worth visiting. Our highlights, however, were further north as described above.