What the Azores, cliff diving and making history have in common
Jun18

What the Azores, cliff diving and making history have in common

What the Azores, cliff diving and making history have in common Azores, Portugal will be hosting the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for a record 8th time on June 22 2019. Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland could be set to make history with longest-ever winning streak in her 21st appearance in the World Series. This is what the Azores, cliff diving and making history have in common The tiny volcanic Islet of Vila Franca do Campo has seen...

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We Are Water – The Mind Behind Ahim’SA And Yoga Beach Therapy
Nov21

We Are Water – The Mind Behind Ahim’SA And Yoga Beach Therapy

We spoke to Sylvain Lonchay, founder of Ahim’SA – an organization that offers yoga beach therapy as a tool against violence of the body and the mind. 1) Could you tell me a little bit about yourself? How did you get into the NGO world? ” I founded the Inspire Centre to promote Mindfulness and wellbeing at work. Contributing to leadership programmes for Right Management. At an executive level, I developed tools...

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2018 Two Oceans Tuna Derby
Nov19

2018 Two Oceans Tuna Derby

The Two Oceans Tuna Derby – one of the biggest and most anticipated fishing events of the year.   In the tuna fishing world, this derby is one of the best. Endorsed by  Two Oceans Marine, it is has been running for fifteen years and it includes participants from all over the world. The event starts by the Atlantic Boat Club, in Houtbay harbor – but the fishing takes place round about 20 to 50...

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Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist
Nov15

Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist

We sent our Amanzi detectives to check out two of Bucketlist’s water-based adventures packages.   Bucketlist is a Cape Town based adventure business. The team members are local and lekker –  the Bucketlist team is genuinely passionate about their water-job and delivering the best quality service. First, we did: KAYAKING IN HOUT BAY Then, as the temperature rose towards midday, we did: SEAL SNORKELING BY SEAL...

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Two Sailing Conductors & A Mantis
Aug13

Two Sailing Conductors & A Mantis

It was the Dalai Lama that said: “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before”. When two music-loving dudes set sail from Sydney to Berlin for the love of music, they were going to a lot of places (31 countries). And then SA’s enigmatic muso, Jack Mantis, joined them. The Sailing Conductors Ben and Hannes were two German sound engineers, aspiring musicians and had just graduated.  They weren’t going to follow a...

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South African Water Missions
Mar01

South African Water Missions

 We’ve put together a heart-pounding bucket list at selected ‘hot’ water spots all over the country.  Kloofing Kloofing or Canyoneering (as it’s known internationally) involves a whole lot more than just taking a leap of faith. It requires some hiking, swimming, jumping, boulder-hopping or bum-sliding before you reach your refreshing aquatic pool.  It does require risks, so Kloofing should only be undertaken...

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