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Our Epic Road Trip Around South Africa
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I thought I knew my country until I decided to pack a month’s worth of clothes and shoes into a car and hit the road with my husband. What I experienced and saw made me realise that I had known so little about my own land and its people. I loved South Afric...
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What to add to your Bucket List in South Africa
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We as South Africans are super lucky in that we have so much to do, see and experience right here within our own borders.  Things you HAVE to add to your Mzansi bucket list... Go on Safari I fully understand how expensive it is to stay at a Game Reserve as...
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When the sun doesn’t shine in Durban
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When we arrived in Durban from the sunny Drakensberg, we expected warm, humid weather.  We checked into Durban Backpackers right on the promenade opposite the beach and relaxed after driving for a few hours. Out on the beach the wild waves and grey skies in...
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Things you have to do in the Wild Coast
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I’m convinced that there isn’t another area in South Africa, as rural, unspoilt and as simply beautiful as the Wild Coast. We canoed, relaxed on empty beaches and trailed along the coastal hills.  Here are a few of our favourite things to do in the Wild Coast ...
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Celebrating at Grootbos

Celebrating at Grootbos
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I had heard so many incredible things about Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a private reserve between Gaansbaai and Standford in the Cape Whale Coast. More importantly I had seen things, beautiful things that ensured we add Grootbos to our list of places to s...
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Why I love the Kruger National Park
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As young girl, I first visited the Kruger National Park with my parents and brother.  We stayed in a camp just outside and drove in during the day seeking out animals and waiting for them to burst out from the bushes. For large chunks of the drive we didn’t...
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A few of my favourite places to enjoy a Cape Town Sunset
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Come summer time in Cape Town, locals give up their hibernation nooks and bust out into the sunshine.  There is no better place to be in summer as cafes spill out onto the sidewalk, markets offer special trinkets until late in the evening and everyone is hikin...
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Helpful tips when Road Tripping around South Africa
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In October we set off on a month long road trip around the country. Our route took us from the bushveld, through the Drakensberg along the Wild Coast and back down to the Western Cape. Here are some tips you may find helpful before heading out on the long road...
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Hiking up Table Mountain – The Platteklip Gorge Hike
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In my twenty nine years, never once had I attempted to climb up Table Mountain. I figured that the cable car was in perfect working condition so the need was not there. But after road tripping around South Africa and hiking Sentinel Peak in the Drakensberg, I ...
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By the sea in Jeffreys Bay …
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Nothing had changed since the last time I was in Jeffrey's Bay.  The wind whipped between the houses, across the white sand beach and sent water spraying off the back of waves.  The ocean at Supertubes was somewhat messy and littered with white horses. That...
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When the Drakensberg stole my heart
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Having lived in Cape Town all my life, I couldn’t believe that this was my first visit to the Drakensberg region of South Africa.  Having driven for over eight hours from the Kruger National Park, we found ourselves moving sluggishly along at a designated 40km...
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On Safari in Sibuya Game Reserve

On Safari in Sibuya Game Reserve
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So when the day came for us to check in to Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton on Sea, we completely missed the boat.  Literally, at 11:30am the boat chartered all the guests across from the reception to the reserve.  Except for us.  We arrived late from Hogsback an...
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At the heart of Cintsa

At the heart of Cintsa
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Let me just tell you now that two nights in Cintsa is just not enough. Especially when the drought decides to end and the rain arrives. Sitting on the balcony of Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers, I watch the clouds slowly pulling in over the high sand dun...
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Discovering Coffee Bay

Discovering Coffee Bay
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Tucked away along South Africa’s Wild Coast is the little area of Coffee Bay.  I’m not sure if it was the name or what my imagination conjured up, but for the longest time it has been a mystical place for me.  Somewhere far from Cape Town in a rural place alon...
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