National Geographic with Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

While idly scrolling through my twitter feed (@cctouringsa) I came across a tweet posted by South African Tourism (@GoToSouthAfrica). Following the link supplied, I landed on the home page of Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, a travel photographer and writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, BBC, CNN, Lonely Planet and a whole bunch more!

 

School Children in Nigeria - Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

School Children in Nigeria – Photo by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

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Sunken Gardens, Durban

I had a little time this morning before a short tour to head on down to the beachfront. I was going to find a spot to have a cup of coffee and kill some time, but I got distracted by the nearby “Sunken Gardens” which have been rehabilitated.

Sunken Gardens, Durban Beachfront

Sunken Garden, Durban Beachfront

There’s two separate stories (as far as I know) as to how the gardens came to be.

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Cycling Through the Valley of 1000 Hills

I don’t get out on the bike often enough anymore but I couldn’t resist this morning, beautiful blue skies with just a light wind stirring tree tops, it was a day made for cycling! I started out with the intention of getting a little hill training in so headed towards Bothas Hill, some 40km’s outside of Durban. But the day was honestly so fantastic I ended up just cruising on and on, stopping every now and again to take in the views!

1000 Hills Ride

1000 Hill Ride

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