Protea Boekhuis en Voetspore 4×4 Megaworld nooi jou vriendelik uit na die bekendstelling van Voetspore: Agulhas tot Alexandrië deur Johan Badenhorst.
Kom klink ‘n glasie saam met ons by Voetspore 4×4 Megaworld op Saterdag 11 Mei 2013 om 10:30.
Moet dit nie misloop nie!
- Datum: Saterdag, 11 Mei 2013
- Tyd: 10:30 AM vir 11:00 AM
- Plek: Voetspore 4×4 Megaworld
Hoek van Garsfontein en De Villabois Mareuilweg
Pretoriuspark | Padkaart
Johan Badenhorst, aanbieder en vervaardiger van die gewilde reisprogram Voetspore, het met Nuus24 oor sy avonture gesels. Badenhorst sê onder meer in die volgende onderhoude met Marieke Snyman dat reis jou bloot stel “aan ‘n geweldige verskeidenheid van mense en dinge en plekke”.
Badenhorst vertel ook van die grootste ramp wat hom al tydens ‘n reis oorgekom het en die eienaardigste plek wat hy al besoek het en gee sy definisie van ‘n avontuur:
Pretoria – Daar is mense vir wie dit genoeg is om op ‘n bank voor die televisie te sit en deur middel van die National Geographic-kanaal te reis.
Johan Badenhorst, wat in vele Afrikaanse huishoudings bekend is as die stem en gesig van die reisprogram Voetspore, is beslis nie een van daardie mense nie. Hy reken reis is iets wat jou kennis verbreed – en as jy hoegenaamd belangstel in aardrykskunde, geskiedenis en mense en kulture van ander lande, móét jy eenvoudig wegkom en self ‘n reis onderneem.
Jonathan Deal, author of Timeless Karoo, who was recently awarded the Goldman Prize for his anti-fracking campaigning as founder of the Treasure Karoo Action Group, will be taking part in this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival, which is being held from 17 to 19 May. Deal will be speaking at a session titled “To Frack or Not to Frack” on Sunday, 19 May at 2:30 PM.
Sunday 19 May
To Frack or Not to Frack
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (School Hall)
Former Business Day editor and Karoo resident Tim Cohen undertakes what is bound to be a fracktious debate between Ivo Vegter (Extreme Environment), environmental lawyer Cormac Cullinan and Jonathan Deal of the Treasure Karoo Action Group.
Kingsley Holgate, author of Africa: In the Footsteps of the Great Explorer, embarked on his latest adventure, the Izintaba Zobombo Expedition, on 16 April. The Kingsley Holgate Foundation has been keeping fans of the intrepid adventurer up to date with his progress via Facebook and Twitter.
The trek started at Crooks Corner in the north of the Kruger National Park and will end at KwaZulu-Natal’s historic Ghost Mountain. One of the aims of the journey is to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos and on their first day, the travellers saw eleven rhinos, which they believed to be “a good luck charm”. Unfortunately, Holgate and his team soon come across the carcass of a rhino which was shot through head and had its horn cut off.
Holgate also met up with Johan “Mabarule” Oelofse, a “Kruger Park icon” among the ruins of an ancient settlement above Shilow Poort. He showed the team two remote bush camps where he is being redeployed with a group of men to help protect the rhinos.
MESSAGE FROM KINGSLEY
‘An iconic place’
Hippos grunt and giant crocodiles sun themselves on the sandbanks where Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe join at the confluence of the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers…
MESSAGE FROM KINGSLEY
‘A conservation icon’
Kruger Park icon Johan Oelofse is a giant of a man, built like a Baobab, on his neck he still wears the scars of a leopard attack. He’s named Mabarule after a well-known chief who like Johan left his size 14 tracks all over this area of the Lubombo’s.
We had first met years ago when he led us across the Kruger Park as part of a Land Rover journey to track the Tropic of Capricorn around the world.
From the pen of the remarkable adventurer Patricia Glyn, author of Footing with Sir Richard’s Ghost and Off Peak, comes the true story of Bushman Dawid Kruiper and his family; What Dawid Knew: A Journey with the Kruipers:
“You see, Mama, I told the truth. And so did my grandpa. It’s the last time before I die that I can show my descendants the truth about what happened here. Now I can rest.” – Dawid Kruiper to Patricia Glyn
Dawid Kruiper was an old Bushman with a secret that had been kept in his family for over a century, and which he wanted to hand on to his sons before he died. But he didn’t have the means to take his children back to the place where his grandfather had witnessed the horror that silenced him.
So Dawid asked Patricia Glyn to help him mount the great – and final – odyssey of his life. For two months in 2011, three generations of the Kruiper family, Patricia and her expedition crew travelled through the Kalahari, visiting and documenting places where Dawid and his forebears had roamed when they were ‘wild’ and free in the decades before the outsiders arrived in their homeland. And their journey culminated in Dawid releasing his secret to the world.
This is the story of how Patricia’s assumptions about and relationships with the Kruiper family were tested to the limit before they trusted her with their knowledge and stories. Patricia slowly gains an understanding of the depth of the Kruipers’ pain after centuries of genocide, prejudice and dispossession. The result is a candid but compassionate account of how this historical trauma manifests in the everyday lives of a contemporary Bushman family.
Patricia describes what she learned from the family about humankind’s original relationship with wilderness and the natural world. She recounts the Kruipers’ extraordinary veld knowledge and intuition, their inbuilt GPS and prescience.
This is an eco-adventure with a difference. What Dawid Knew explores the personal history and heritage of a remarkable family and what the Bushmen have to teach us about respect for, and responsible management of, our natural resources.
About the author
Patricia Glyn is an eco-adventurer, professional speaker, former TV and radio presenter, and the author of Footing with Sir Richard’s Ghost about her 2 000 km walk in the footsteps of her Victorian ancestor, and Off Peak, an irreverent diary about the three months she spent on Mount Everest.
Kinglsey Holgate, adventurer and author of Africa: In the Footsteps of the Great Explorer, has set out on a new adventure, reports Dave Savides from the Zululand Observer.
The Izintaba Zobombo Expedition will document and track the Lubombo range of mountains, which start in “Crooks Corner in the north of the Kruger National Park to KZN’s historic Ghost Mountain in the south.” It will take 90 days and include three countries. The expedition is a tribute to Holgate’s late wife, Gill ‘Mashozi’ Holgate, who passed away last year and they will be raising money for malaria prevention, distributing spectacles and water purification devices and driving a rhino-themed Land Rover to raise awareness about rhino conservation.
Motivated by a number of causes and as a tribute to his late wife Gill (‘Mashozi’), intrepid explorer Kingsley Holgate left from the Enseleni Nature Reserve on Monday to begin another epic adventure. The Izintaba Zobombo Expedition is a 90-day, three-country journey to track, research and document the Lubombo range of mountains from Crooks Corner in the north of the Kruger National Park to KZN’s historic Ghost Mountain in the south.
‘Rich in legend and folklore, the mystical Lubombo range is somewhat of an untold story which our expedition hopes to bring alive with regular updates in the Zululand Observer,’ said Kingsley. ‘The journey will tell the story of the colourful early pioneers, hunters, game rangers and famous traders like the Rutherfoord family, who helped open up the area around Ghost Mountain and built the first roads and trading stations on the Makathini Flats, the coastal plain that runs north into southern Mozambique.’