Travel WritingPhotodestination travel photography news and blog. Discover the wonders of travel and photography with Photodestination. Plan your travel photography trips using our photodestination maps and listings.http://www.photodestination.co.za/ http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-robben-island-experience.html <![CDATA[The Robben Island Experience]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-robben-island-experience.html A trip to Robben Island is a must for any South African. From its early history until recently the island has been used as a prison, first by the Dutch Settlers and most recently as the gaol for ANC political prisoners, most notably former President Nelson Mandela, who led South Africa out of the Apartheid era and into a... ]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:30:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-namaqua-national-park.html <![CDATA[The Namaqua National Park]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-namaqua-national-park.html Fields splashed with floral diversity and colors are ubiquitous with the Namaqua National Park. This biodiversity hotspot has much to offer the aspirant wildlife photographer! ]]> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-cederberg-wilderness-area.html <![CDATA[The Cederberg Wilderness Area]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-cederberg-wilderness-area.html The smell of buchu and fynbos, the heady buzz of cicadas, dramatic sandstone rock formations, and the seemingly endless night skies. The Cederberg mountains are truly a magical mountain wilderness area. ]]> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:54:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/packing-light-and-shooting-long.html <![CDATA[Packing light and shooting long]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/packing-light-and-shooting-long.html Packing the correct wildlife photography equipment for your next trip need not break your back. ]]> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/you-know-its-a-big-bug-when-you-can-smell-it-as-it-crosses-your-chest.html <![CDATA[You know it’s a big bug when you can smell it as it crosses your chest!]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/you-know-its-a-big-bug-when-you-can-smell-it-as-it-crosses-your-chest.html Six days searching for the meaning of life in the Cedarberg Wilderness Area with little protection against the elements, except for shelter under rocks and the occasional hikers hut, sleeping out under the stars surely ranks right up there as the ultimate ‘soul food’ – better than any 5 star luxury spa could ever offer. No Facebook, Twitter, cellphones... ]]> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:10:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/south-africas-arid-north.html <![CDATA[South Africa's Arid North]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/south-africas-arid-north.html The Northern Cape province of South Africa is not often on the map of destinations for travelers or photographers and when effort is made to visit, it is either to take in the spring flowers or head into the Kalagadi Gemsbok National Park. However, the arid interior offers an incredible wealth of smaller reserves and restricted habitat types with... ]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:35:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/overberg-agriculture.html <![CDATA[Overberg Agriculture]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/overberg-agriculture.html Lying literally "over the berg" from Cape Town, the Overberg district includes the towns of Caledon, Bredasdorp and Swellendam as well as the coastal towns of Hermanus and Struisbaai. ]]> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:02:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/cape-agulhas-the-southern-tip-of-africa.html <![CDATA[Cape Agulhas - The southern tip of Africa]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/cape-agulhas-the-southern-tip-of-africa.html The southern most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas is a major tourism drawcard with thousands coming to have their photograph taken at the point which also states the joining of the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Agulhas National Park run by South African National Parks surrounds this critical biodiversity and cultural hotspot. ]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:13:00 +0000