The media is always very quick to portray the less appealing side of South Africa – the crime and poverty. That’s all the world gets to see, when there is so much more to this vast country! Hence my blog line “the only dark thing about Africa is peoples’ ignorance of it” (George Kimble)
Yes, we have an abundance of beautiful wildlife – but no, we do not ride lions to work! We do not live in huts. We ACTUALLY have a lot of WHITE people! ‘Never’, you say! And no, our sun is not purple like I was asked by a foreigner (??)
The name of my blog is inspired by the historian Dio Cassius, who when saw zebra here for the first time described them as “horses of the sun, resembling tigers”. I find that absolutely beautiful. I have been up close and personal with wild zebra and they are breathtaking.
So, let go of your preconceived and outlandish ideas about this place and let me take you on a journey on the REAL Africa… you can get a roof top safari ride by the safety of your computer screen 😉
I am an amateur photographer…actually I may be one step below that! What’s one level below amateur? Anyway, I’ll try my best to take good pictures for ya!
I’m a 30-something South African female living in Johannesburg with a husband and daughter.