Hiking Beginner's Packing List for Essentials If you're new to the slopes, you may want to know what to wear and pack on your hikes. This is a hiking beginner's packing list. Sports Scientist Shona Hendriks provides an excellent guide to preparing for a hike - scroll down to the end. Hiking packing list [...]
Slaying Dragons in the Drakensberg Amphitheatre - Beginner's Hiking Guide The hike to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre in northern range, declared by National Geographic to be one of the world’s best trails, is where Ishay Govender-Ypma faces her fears and discovers a new hobby. For SAA Sawubona, April 2016. Returning to my home province of Kwa-Zulu Natal [...]
Tackling the Drakensberg Amphitheatre with a disabling fear of heights and sedentary city-lifestyle are some of the challenges that newbie-hiker Ishay Govender-Ypma faces head-on in the Drakensberg.
Why we Climb. On Hiking Mount Giewont, in Zakopane, Poland, spied through trees. Posted on Instagram Why we Climb For some, it is solitude they seek on the mountain trek.Peace is carved on the twisting climbs,Focus is honed in monitoring every potentially fatal step. For me, it is survival in spite of self:To combat headstrong [...]
Head in the clouds - Panorama Route In need of a break and a change of scenery, Ishay Govender-Ypma and her husband packed the car and headed for the Panorama Route on a simple quest: explore, unwind and recharge. For Getaway Magazine, May 2015. It’s the gateway to Kruger, but the tumbling geography that plunges through [...]
Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley of the Incas - An Easy Walk looking over wayna picchu There is a lazy way for the less ambitious traveller to enjoy the architectural splendour of the industrious Peruvian Incas without breaking into too much of a sweat. According to Grisel Gamarra Vasquez who has lived her entire [...]