May 11, 2016

We take a peek into the travel diary of South African-based explorer, Mauritz Crous on his journey from Drakensberge to Stellenbosch. From the open road to luscious mountain views, Mauritz shares the shots from one of his favourite road trips.

Drakensberge, South Africa

It was a very impulsive and last minute decision to head south to the Drakensberg area on the border of Lesotho and South Africa. I was looking for places with high altitudes and I have a cousin who is a helicopter pilot living out there. The decision was made for me. After a six hour drive, passing some beautiful scenery, I arrived.

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Arriving in Cape Town, I made my way out to a small place called Stellenbosch which lies just outside the city. One morning, I went out with a couple of friends to a well-known hill looking over Valsbay, about 10km out of Stellenbosch. After reaching the summit, we headed back down and made our way to Elgin, around 20km outside of Stellenbosch. On the way we passed abandoned houses, train tracks and miles of open road.