The towering Basalt peaks of the Drakensberg Escarpment forming the eastern boundary between Lesotho and South Africa are incredibly rugged and beautiful. Formed some 180 million years ago, these mountains have captivated my attention. Mostly accessible on foot, the mountains hold many secrets I wish to discover and photograph in ways that portray the true essence of this mountainous wonderland. In northern areas close to Tugela Falls, sheer vertical cliffs drop-off for more than 800 meters straight down. Standing on these edges will make you feel like you are on top of the world. 90% of the images I have captured from the Drakensberg have been through backpacking, walking endless miles and wild camping to be in the perfect location to capture the dramatic features during the best times of day.
Further north in South Africa and still part of the greater Drakensberg, the Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world, stretching over 25 kilometers in length and averaging about 750 meters in depth. The Three Rondawels are the most well know formation of the main canyon, together with Mariepskop towering at 1945 meters above sea level - the highest point in the area. In the surrounding areas one will find amazing waterfalls near Sabie, beautiful forests at Magoebaskloof and one of the most picturesque roads in all of South Africa, the Abel Erasmus Pass, connecting the escarpment to the Lowveld.