10 Of the most beautiful local travel photos ever featured on Traveller24

Photography is a form of time travel. ~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson 

Whether we choose to travel to the future or the past, travel photography means escapism. It gets us there in times when we're not able to go anywhere. Throughout the years, Traveller24 has featured countless incredible images that have transported our audience to places far-flung and close to home. 

Here are just a selection of ten local escape snaps to inspire your future travels: 

1. Die Hel by Gabi Zietsman

"Sometimes you need to escape yourself, and get just a little lost in the oblivion of isolation." 

WATCH: Be seduced by the isolation and golden beauty of Die Hel 

2. Contrasts by Marisa Crous

"There is nothing like a quiet moment in nature, with a glass of bubbly in hand." - Marisa Crous

WATCH: Keeping wildlife wild and humans tame at Shamwari Game Reserve 

game, wild

3. Swim-risers by Jay Caboz

"While most people would be crazy even dipping theirs toes into these waters, Hunt has been ‘swim-rising’ in tidal pools come foul weather, winter or stinging winds for the past two years."  

PICS | Take a dip with Cape Town’s local swim-risers  

A very energetic group of locals begin their day i 

4. Lightning storm over Lion's Head by Caryn Caboz 

“The more you learn about photography, the more you start to realise that for those incredible photographers, these shots are not easy."

5. Elephants playing by Gabi Zietsman

"It turned into one hell of a pool party, the one trying to drown the other in a playful wrestling match, their trumpets signalling the joyous moment."

WATCH: The 5-star lodge where elephants drink out of the pool

elephants swimming in a dam 

6. Bait man by Marisa Crous

"These are unpredictable waters. And nature answers to no one."

WATCH: Up close and personal with sharks in Gansbaai


7. Disappear into aloe gardens by Gabi Zietsman

"The wildfire colours of a Garden Route sunset overlooking Victoria Bay is unparalleled."

WATCH: 4 Spots to discover on the Garden Route that won't stretch your budget 

8. Kelp forest by Sea-Change Trust 

"When I opened my eyes, the world was pristine. It had just been born and I was seeing it for the very first time. I walked around in wonderment, licking shells, staring at algae on the rocks and laughing like a fool. Hours went by. It started to rain and that was wonderful."- Ross Frylinck, Founding Director of Sea-Change Trust.

The sublime fulfilment of diving Cape Town's kelp forests without a wetsuit 

9. The Rieldans by Gabi Zietsman

"The Rieldans originates from the Nama people and is a celebratory dance where you need some finesse with your footwork and best seen done on dusty ground." 

A Slice of SA Life: The story of the Rieldans, one of the country's oldest dance styles 

10. City oasis by Gabi Zietsman

"Even if you've been to a place many times, there's always new things to discover with fresh eyes."

Have you been transported? It's almost your turn to get out there and explore again. 

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