Treks That Bind

Our adventures and a world of history










Combining History and Travel

Hi! Katja and Glenn here. We’re a Cape Town-based couple trekking around South Africa, and soon, the world!

We believe that traveling to new places is made more interesting with some solid history. That way you have a better understanding of what you’re seeing and how it came to be there, and you can appreciate it so much more.

With this in mind, we’ve started a blog combining travel and history! Our two favorite things.

Travel Gallery

We’ve been to a few interesting places and taken some cool photos. We believe you can get a feel for us and our adventures better with a few photos than a few words. So here they are!


Recent Travels

We’re just getting started. You can find our first posts here! I recently went to the KKNK festival in Oudtshoorn, my home town. And then Glenn researched the little Ostrich-town’s history!

Our 8 Best Date Ideas Cape Town

A city with one of the widest ranges of activities in a central location, Cape Town is the best city you can ask for, for a great date! We’ve been on some incredible ones, from the semi-awkward start of the relationship to now. So if you’ve gone on a first date and it...

Multi-day Hiking in Cederberg

The Cederberg is gorgeous. Really, an absolute wonderland, with gravity-defying rock formations and stark landscapes. And we were awestruck by the super cool rocks we were clambering over. We really were. But everything was so hard. Just a 3-day hike in Cederberg, we...

History of Oudtshoorn – Ostrich Capital of the World

Have a look at Katja's post on the colourful KKNK.Oudtshoorn is a small town in the Klein Karoo that has been the world’s foremost producer of ostrich products for almost its entire history. This article takes a peek at the history of Oudtshoorn.The first Dutch...