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During a visit to Knysna, South Africa, I captured the greens of the forest in the Simola Country Estate as they were lit up by the afternoon sun.
The view from the top of Carlton Centre. You can go to the top of this building for this iconic view of Johannesburg.
A portrait of a South African artist Nelson Makamo, whose work I first saw at the Joburg Art Fair a few years ago. Nelson showcases a different side of South African art and his work speaks for itself.
Under a highway in Newtown, Johannesburg. I shot this photo while trying to navigate around Jozi taxis during one of our Instameet events. This highway was actually featured in the opening scene of the movie Judge Dredd.
During an Instameet event at Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth, we ventured along the coast of the beaches.
I shot this while exploring some abandoned bunkers in Port Elizabeth with my friend and fellow filmmaker, Chris Kritzinger. At the right moment, you get the opportunity to paint with the light and shadows as the sun sets.
A different perspective of the city through the windows of a city building. In the right light, you can catch some beautiful blue hues.
I spent a day shooting some local South African personalities in the Braamfontein neighborhood of Johannesburg. It's always more fun when everyone’s acting a bit silly.
Here's some street photography with the kids in Soweto’s suburbs. It’s always amazing to capture the innocence of the children in Jozi.
In 2015 we had our first ever South Africa National Instameet in Graaff-Reinet. I took this portrait of my friend, Craig Rodney, as he took in the beauty of The Valley of Desolation.
A beautiful piece by South African artist Keri Maker called “Africa Re-Invented.”
A portrait of a South African artist just after he finished his piece in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, called “Incognito.” This piece can be seen from a highway as you pass by the city.
The view of the African sun from Monaghan Farm as it set over our beautiful golden landscape.
A silly portrait of blogger Anna-Belle in Jeppestown's Maboneng Precinct, an area of beautiful urban renewal where you’ll find some of Johannesburg’s best gems.
Work in progress and a portrait of Rebecca Ume Crook in front of graffiti in Newtown, Johannesburg. This particular underpass showcases some of the city’s most beautiful graffiti—artists are often commissioned to decorate the pillars with new art.

From beautiful golden landscapes at Monaghan Farm to the suburbs of Soweto, we're excited to share these gorgeous trip-inspiring images and the stories behind them, from South Africa-based photographer Gareth Pon.

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