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Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by Jonathan Cherry.
It was a friend’s birthday – so we took over a couple of houses in Paternoster last weekend. The fishermen there still do their things the old-school way.
Wooden boats, hand-stitched nets, hard rowing through the breakers and fish dogs that seem to be trained to carefully stun the grounded fish with a toothy bite to the head. This whole operation took no more than twenty five minutes to catch a couple of bakkie loads of fish.
Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by Jonathan Cherry.
If you’ve ever been to the Northern Cape and Namibia you’ll know that there isn’t a lot there. But that’s what makes it one of the coolest places on earth.
Here are a few pics from the last time we were there:
Namib Desert – Cherryflava
Namibia 1 – Cherryflava
Hell Run – Cherryflava
Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by Jonathan Cherry.
Elgin is not exactly the first location that springs to mind when you think of a weekend away. But having spent just a night at the Old Mac Daddy trailer park – we’ve been enlightened.
We’ve been fans of Jody Aufrichtig and his team for many years now [last year Jody even spoke at our BRAND HOOLIGANS conference], but with the Old Mac Daddy experience you can literally witness a crazy, magical dream that has strung to life on the side of a small mountain in Elgin. The blood, sweat and beers in creating this fantasy has given the wood in the main barn and pool area a beautiful finish. We stayed in the Grolsch sponsored Metalmorphosis trailer, which is best described as Vegas in an apple orchard. We were thinking that we’d have to slum it somewhat and went prepared with blowup mattress and Wetwipes, but frankly there was no need for such silliness. Apart from a lack of permafrost, we could have been in a 5-star Swedish snow villa. The trailer itself is magnetic [so don't take a date with a metal plate in her head - otherwise the stay may get more eventful than you anticipated], comes with a giant jigsaw on the ceiling, magnetic lights, an interactive pin-cushion and board games. Our Smeg fridge wasn’t packed to the hilt with beer, but Jody made quite sure that the draft Grolsch was flowing freely during the rugby.
The park itself is quiet enough to give you a break from everything, but not disconnected enough that you’ll forget your Twitter password. We were planning on going on a bit of a trail run the next morning (as one does when presented with pristine mountain tracks and flowing acres of fynbos), but the rain – a raging hangover and general laziness put pay to that one. Next time!
Our plan is to go back over a series of visits and systematically work or way through all of the themed trailers. Words only tell half the story – so here are a few snaps that we took for the rest of it.
Posted on 21. Dec, 2007 by Jonathan Cherry.
Took time out from all things uncivilized by heading down the Orange River with Felix Unite.
For four days you navigate your way down 70km of pristine water track in a canoe with a few fast-flowing rapids thrown in to keep you honest. The pics unfortunately just don’t do the views, or the experience, justice.
Posted on 25. Jan, 2007 by Jonathan Cherry.
Seeking refuge from the current Cape Town heatwave, we headed over to the city’s latest ‘themed’ hotel for a long overdue photoventure.
Owned by Al Gosling, the 33 year old founder of the Extreme Group of companies (who’s been tipped as a bit of a Richard Branson) and the local Protea hotel group – the Extreme Hotel is an interesting mix of an original ‘fire and ice’ theme shaken and stirred with an undercurrent of kitesurfing, snowboarding, surfski paddling and chocolate milkshakes.
Most of bells and whistles you’re gonna want to see are on the ground floor in and around the bar and restaurant area.
If you’re a totally hardcore skater and are expecting a knarly half pipe in the back yard instead of a stylish, designed lap pool looking out onto views of Table Mountain – you’re going to be disappointed.
The Cape Town urban facility is Extreme’s first hotel. Looking forward they’re apparently planning surf and ski versions at various other locations around the world.
Website: Extreme hotel