I was walking along to the Hoedspruit Café minding my own business and trolling my WhatsApp when I suddenly had to take evasive action to stop walking into a table. At the table was a man fondly admiring a knife – not a penknife, not a run-of-the-mill piece of cutlery – a BIG knife. It looked like it had been painstakingly forged by some medieval craftsman – it was a beautiful piece of work, in fact a piece of art.
The Mafunyane 4×4 Eco-Trail is a four-day, three-night guided adventure trail along the north-western section of Kruger National Park, between Phalaborwa gate and Punda Maria.
Below is a list of things to pack, some of which I did, some of which I didn’t (and realised why I should have).
A chance meeting with a wildlife photography teacher and Kruger Park animals, set Rifumo Mathebula on a path he never dreamed possible.
Lizelle is the owner of Paintsmiths Hoedspruit. I was certainly drawn in by her enthusiasm and demeanour – although I do think that she was somewhat surprised, when I decided, off-the-cuff, that she should be my next ‘Spotlight Time” victim! I did catch her off guard, but she soon warmed to the ‘challenge’.