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Dirty roads and dusty fields

From Nieuwoudtville to Clanwilliam via the Pakhuis and Botterberg passes. Dirty roads and dusty fields: Words and photos: Ann Gadd Dirty roads and dusty fields was originally published in Country Life Magazine In taking the dirt road from Niewoudtville to Clanwilliam, Ann Gadd discovers that it’s more about the journey than the destination.   “Dirty roads Read More

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Best Beaches in South Africa

Best Beaches in South Africa: One of Kenton’s beautiful beaches. Photo: Ann Gadd I’ve traveled to over 400 beaches around the coast of South Africa, photographing and doing research for the book Life’s a Beach. As a result, from the ghost town of Alexander Bay along the coast to Sodwana Bay, we stuck as much Read More

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South African place names with Khoi origins.

You //#!name it! South African place names with Khoi origins. Ann Gadd discovers some common place names that are Khoi in origin and reveals their meanings.  Photos and words: Ann Gadd South African place names with Khoi origins. I just love South Africa! Where else in the world would you find names like Tannies, Read More

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Back from the Burn

Driving back from AfrikaBurn through the Skitterykloof, Katbakkies, Gydo, and R303 passes Image Ann Gadd Back from the Burn (AfrikaBurn) The red dust hangs heavy in the Tankwa air. Long after each car has passed there’s a telling suspended trail. It’s everywhere – in the car seats, hair, throat, camera bag, and a fine film Read More

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Diamonds and Dust –

Port Nolloth revisited Diamonds and Dust: Ann Gadd takes a walk on the wild side to Port Nolloth and McDougall’s Bay to discover the best of the west First published in Country Life magazine as Get Jolly in Port Nolly Photos and words: Ann Gadd Diamonds and Dust: The rich orange of the earth alters Read More


Elephants on Parade

Elephants on Parade: Ann Gadd ventures into Botswana to find out what the state of the elephant population really is and to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. From Country Life Magazine Photos, illustrations and words: Ann Gadd Elephants on Parade He lumbered down the dusty road towards us. A large, lone, Read More

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The Burn for Beginners

The Burn for Beginners: From the Country Life magazine article by Ann Gadd The Burn for Beginners. Artists Ann and Anthony Gadd, head into Tankwa Town, in the Karoo – home of AfrikaBurn, to experience first-hand what actually happens there. Words and photographs: Ann Gadd The Burn for Beginners: I’m driving north on the longest Read More