Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway

A weekend getaway to the Bush This past weekend my Lady and I departed Cape Town and jetted off to the City of Gold, Johannesburg. It was my Father’s birthday and he decided to go up and spend the weekend up country, visiting my sibling who has recently got engaged and is to be married in December. Since we haven’t spent much time together as a family in recent times we decided to surprise my Dad with a weekend away to the bush. We arrived in Joburg on the Thursday night and headed to the bush getaway early Friday morning. We were pleasantly greeted by our Chalet over-looking the Boma and swimming pool, as well as a few Nyala and Springbok tamely roaming the braai area out front. As the sun started to set over the serene setting we cracked open a few beers and watched in awe as the day turned into night and before we knew it the sky was lit up. A powerful full moon and countless stars kept us in silence on more than one occasion. As the night went on it got progressively colder and before we knew it we were huddled around the warm flickers of the bonfire sharing good laughs and telling old stories from our past. This kept everyone entertained (as you can imagine), especially the over the top stories about me and my childhood, which I obviously dont remember. Saturday morning was my old man’s 58th Birthday. We started the celebration with a massive breakfast and set off on our day game drive through the beautiful Mangwa Valley Private Game Lodge....
Cape Town – Joburg – Mahé – Praslin – La Digue.

Cape Town – Joburg – Mahé – Praslin – La Digue.

After 14 long hours of Travel Day 1 we arrived at our luxurious hotel – La Digue Island Lodge – greeted by some seriously friendly faces and their local ice cold beer ‘SeyBrew’ in hand. With a polite ‘Merci Beaucoup’ along with the first prolonged sip, there are only a few things in this world that could have topped the end off that 90% humidity 37 Degree Celsius Seychellois day. 5am call time; we hopped into the minivan and down to the harbour where we found our speed boat and Captain for the day long Island recci. Circumnavigating the Island our production manager (Allan Mc Cullough – North South Productions), Art Director and now Head of Camp David Mens Division (Marcus Huchrak) and First photographer (Moritz Attenberger) were blown away by the scenery, natural light and shoot sites around the chain of Islands, one in particular namely il Koko which took their fancy. It is a tiny island due West of the Island of La Digue. With perfect white sand and crystal clear turquoise water it makes for an Island paradise and an unbelievable site to shoot our first look. Day 2 of shooting saw me riding an 1800cc Turbo Injected Jet ski around the photographer’s boat, with hard turns and waves of spray it surely will show off the board short range nicely! Looking forward to seeing the final outcome of these pictures in particular. 2 days down and we were flying! Perfect light from 5am to 8pm sees us shoot almost half of the Camp David Summer Range. Also partly due to the fact that the models...