I’m on a journey. Always. People say I’m popping,… I say….I’m on the move. What’s more exciting; Being 4 weeks away from having my second baby or launching a travel show with the coolest team everrrrrr.
Cape Town is my obvious starting point. I was born in the Mother City and left for 10 years to the city of Gold to make some TV dreams come true. It’s there where I struck Platinum. I met the coolest people and had the best time of my life. Most of all. I was living my dream job, TV.
One of the people I met in Johannesburg 20 years ago at the start of my career, is now my co-traveller. Jan du Toit is a director of photography that specializes in documentary films and filmed movies for BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel , Animal Planet and I bumped into him recently on the set of Resident Evil. I’ve known Jan’s work for 20 years, and shook his hand the first time after he survived a near death high-speed helicopter crash that landed them into the Katse dam in Lesotho. 5 were in the chopper, 3 survived and Jan was one of them.
Left to right: Jan with some ous in Bamako, Mali / Sunset in Accra, Ghana / Jan shooting for Nat Geo in Petra, Jordan / Jan on set of 10 000 BC in Swakopmund, Namibia
So why travel?
Travel with Elana is an online series that takes you through South Africa and especially Cape Town! Every week you can look forward to some amazing pictures of our cities and short videos that takes you traveling without actually having to be there. Photographer and videographer Jan du Toit is behind the lens! Follow Jan on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by clicking here, here and here.
I was on Signal Hill in our first video below. Click on the link and watch the buzz and this town come alive!
Also see Table mountain from Lions head. Jan was climbing Lions Head one early morning when a fog bank suddenly pushed in over the city bowl from the North West. In seconds it was completely enveloped in the mist.
Follow my journey. This is our journey. This is Travel with Elana.
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