Tea at a South African Cape Dutch Hotel

Pre-COVID, I stayed at a fantastic hotel which is renowned for being one of the best 5-star hotels in the “karoo” of South Africa. Famous for their weeping willows, their outstanding amenities and not to mention their animal horns and hides – very much like Texas – a stay here will knock you back about…

An African Safari Experience

With SO many of my American friends + clients booking safaris now that COVID is over and travel restrictions are lifted, I thought I would share a collage of beautiful photos from a trip I took in late 2019 pre-COVID. How many people in the world can say they’ve had a truly authentic African safari?…

Austin + Cape Town = Live Music Love

Now that I’m in Austin, I notice how similar the two cities are when it comes to their love for live music. In Cape Town, Skybok filmed many bars that were essentially stages for local artists to get a kick start into a competitive industry. (See my post on it here). It’s no different here in…

A Typical Nightclub in South Africa

In case you were curious, here’s what a typical nightclub / music venue looks like in South Africa. Of course, each city is different. Let me know what you think! East London Grahamstown Port Elizabeth Cape Town

Experience Franschhoek: Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Motor Museum in Franschhoek, South Africa, offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Entrance is R60 for adults ($4). *Cover photo taken on La Motte wine farm,…

Stay Franschhoek: Bo La Motte Cottages

Bo La Motte Cottages are set in a unique location on the slope of the Middagkrans mountain with spectacular views and farm ambience,  and are an ideal base for a memorable visit to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley just outside Cape Town, South Africa. The six self-catering cottages all have their own separate and scenic locations around the…

Steph G Couture Caps

Skybok is filming yet another local designer, Steph Golden of “StephG Rock Couture”  – well known for his signature caps, handmade + covered in bling! Just the way I like them! We’ll be shooting him this week – watch this space.