Spirit of the Drakensberg

A Photographic Journey Drakensberg Hikes

Spirit of the Drakensberg

Spirit of the Drakensberg takes the reader on an evocative journey through the mountains. The twelve chapters are based on the demarcated Ezimvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife areas - a unique approach that informs the reader of the highlights and dramatic scenery waiting to be discovered in each particular section of the Berg. It took Richard Hunt six years to capture these Mountains in their changing moods and seasons; enticing one to take to the footpaths, if only from an armchair perspective, to enjoy the spectacular beauty that unfolds, page by page.

The photographs are contextualised by succinct captions, allowing one to share Richard Hunt's passion for this ancient mountain range, and recognising its deep spirituality and endless lure.


KwaZulu-Natal born and bred, Richard Hunt grew up in Mooi River. With the mighty Drakensberg Mountains constantly in sight, his visual sense was honed by their shape, form and endlessly changing beauty. Richard Hunt has a farming background, which connects him in many ways to the earth and fuels his deep love for nature conservation. Wilderness areas have always called him but he only discovered photography in his later years, capturing magnificent landscape images during his monthly forays into the mountains.

His vast collection of quality photographs depicting the entire Drakensberg range, provides an unprecedented overview of the region.

Secure your copy now: https://richardhunt.smugmug.com/Book/ (Publication date set for August 2018)

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