Posted on November 17 2021
Whether you call it going on Safari or going to the Bush, one thing remains the same, it is one of the most ambrosial experiences you could have. The life-force pulsing through the long grass, rivers and trees makes your vitality drum louder and stronger! The Bush connects us as South Africans as it remains untouched and unchanged, just how it was when our ancestors knew it.
We are lucky enough to have one of the largest game reserves in Africa just a stones throw away. The Kruger National Park was first proclaimed in 1898 by Paul Kruger who was trying to mitigate unchecked hunting which was decimating wild herds that roamed the Lowveld. He set out to declare the region a no-hunting zone and thereby requisitioned a huge area (as big as Israel) of conservation and ecology.
South Africans living abroad are green with envy for our access to this kind of abundant nature. They pine for the nostalgic sweet smell as the temperature drops and the sounds of life as the sun rises. The vivid colours of vast sunsets and the silhouette of animals on the plain. They all feel the same way... Africa is in our blood. It is deep rooted in our soul and we long for it.
As a brand, we feel intrinsically connected to the bush. This is where we originated, where we grew up. This is how we spent many holidays, it is our home and playground and has gracefully influenced many of our products. Muted, neutral tones mimicking the savannah. Subtle animal prints. Best quality leathers and materials and high levels of comfort allowing you to blend into your surroundings. Do you have a girls trip planned or a family break away? Find your next pair of Bush shoes here and let us know about the gems you discover...
Earlier this year we collaborated with Caroline from @livingbreathlessly and wow, this lady has curated a dream job and life for herself! Take a look at her blog Living Breathlessly – Promoting our rich African culture, Luxury Travel and locally produced Fashion products. Caroline travels to remote places, staying in Africa's luxury lodges and hotels, wearing sustainable local fashion! And her partner, Michael Raddall takes these stunning photographs...