Tak­ing the scenic route


Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - TRAVEL 2013 - TRAVEL WRITER

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Peter Mul­der of Bergvliet for his pic­ture of a camel sa­fari in In­dia’s Thar Desert.

He says th­ese sa­faris are a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion in In­dia’s Ra­jasthan state. The an­cient Silk Route once passed through it.

“We em­barked on a 3km sun­set camel ride into the dunes 40km west of the city of Jaisalmer.

“On reach­ing a gath­er­ing point, where we waited for the sun­set, we were en­ter­tained with Ra­jasthani bal­lads played by mu­si­cians in colour­ful tra­di­tional at­tire, while peo­ple passed by on their camels. It was a mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Mul­der wins a Sun­day lunch buf­fet for two at the Colos­seum Lux­ury Ho­tel.

The run­ners- up are Sandy Wil­liams of Clare­mont for her pic- ture of the scenic Amalfi coast and Ja­clyn Teubes of Con­stan­tia for her pic­ture of the bushveld in the Kruger Na­tional Park.

Wil­liams says the drive along the Ital­ian south coast was re­ally very spe­cial. “Around ev­ery cor­ner this won­der­ful drive of­fered one scene just more beau­ti­ful than the next.”

It was Teubes’s first trip to the Kruger. “The sun had just come up when I spot­ted an ea­gle perched in the tree.

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ALL DRESSED UP: Christ­mas trees are dec­o­rated in front of the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco.

SUN­SET SPEC­TAC­U­LAR: Peter Mul­der went on a camel ride in the Thar Desert.

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