Entries by Shyne Murray

Risks and Rewards

WORDS Yolande Stander   PHOTOGRAPH Nadene Smith   Renewed plans to prospect for more gas and oil off the Southern Cape coast have sparked countless questions surrounding the short and long-term implications for the region.   In search of new gas reserves to meet the country’s dwindling feedstock, PetroSA is investigating the development of a new […]

Races, Rides and Razzmatazz

You need not be a petrol head to appreciate the joys of roaring engines, beautiful bodywork, gleaming livery and speed. The annual Knysna Motor Show and Jaguar Simola Hillclimb promise inspired motoring entertainment this autumn.   The Knysna Motor Show (KMS), this year with Sanlam Private Wealth as headline sponsor, ignites the motoring vibe on […]


  WORDS Yolanda Wessels and Athane Scholtz   PHOTOGRAPHS supplied   In a digital age, fine art photography has limitless potential. From subtle changes in light and white balance to significant manipulation and compilation, Garden Route fine artists explore the possibilities with beautiful results.   Alix Carmichele “Fine art photography has really come into its own […]

our world

Few places offer as much diversity of surroundings and experiences as the 
Southern Cape. We went scratching in our archives for some of the best 
adventures we’ve had.  The complete stories are available on our website southmagazine.co.za until December 2017.   SURFING THE ROUTE, WINTER 2011 Stoked to be among kindred spirits, Gareth Pretorius explored […]

property scramble

WORDS Athane Scholtz   PHOTOGRAPHS Provided   As thousands of people flock to the Southern Cape for a better quality of life, the region’s property market is spinning out of control. Those wanting to live here are encouraged to get and stay in the market, buy for location and hold on for dear life.   More […]

sweet surrender

WORDS Clare van Rensburg   PHOTOGRAPHs Melanie Maré   From the loving hands of gifted candy makers comes a selection of melt-in-your-mouth gourmet sweets that are seducing palates across the country.   Mouth-watering Mari’s Marie-Louise Trollip, the creative mind behind Mari’s Crumbly Butter Fudge, fell in love with fudge in her mother’s kitchen when she was […]

leather works

Words Corrie Erasmus   Photographs Melanie Maré   From the classic and authentic to the exotic and wild, leather products from the Southern Cape are so beautiful and diverse, they are cherished by customers from around the world. Beatnix Werner Pienaar is the owner of Beatnix Leatherworks, cowhide and calfskin cases and handbags manufactured in a workshop […]

Living The Dream

LIVING THE DREAM WORDS Athane Scholtz PHOTOGRAPH Melanie Maré MULTI-AWARD-WINNING musician, songwriter and singer Elvis Blue continues to live the dream, making a living from music and calling the Garden Route home’. Jan Hoogendyk, aka Elvis Blue, makes time for South during his holiday at home in George. He is sweet to my kids and […]

Where water is like wine

At the top of the Kredouw Pass one looks down on the Prince Albert Valley stretched out between rugged mountains. Here brothers Heimie and Stephan Schoeman have given life to an already beautiful valley with vines, olives trees and an impressive wine cellar. WORDS Marliza van den Berg PHOTOGRAPHS Bergwater The Bergwater cellar has stone […]

Future fairway kings

The next generation of Southern Cape golfers is set to be game changers on the green. Described as one of the toughest sports to master, it’s also highly lucrative with top earners in the United States netting up US$10 million per year, excluding sponsorships. South caught up with some of the rising stars and their […]