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Bumpy rides and little shocks, Springbok South Africa, South Africa travel blog

Bumpy rides and little shocks

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... ;our (white) cook is reheating last night's spaghetti for lunch - everywhere I go I get fed spaghetti - I'm beginning to think it's Africa's national dish. So, today will be spent mostly on the road. Yesterday we made it as far as Citrusdal in the Ceder ...

Lazy Days, Enkosini, South Africa travel blog

Lazy Days

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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... at are the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (which is the place I forgot the name of but was recommended to me), going up to West Africa for a trip (but visas may be the issue in that one), I’ve asked about the logistics of doing a FGASA course ...

Second Time Lucky, Enkosini, South Africa travel blog

Second Time Lucky

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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And a short update - I'm back to wanting to leave again. I'm not going to Kruger (for perfectly legitimate reasons of which I don't have any issue with but I was looking forward to going), I've ended up going head to head with M who was probably the ...

a touch of bulungula, Bulungulu, South Africa travel blog

a touch of bulungula

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The Bulungula story is short and sweet. I'll spare you the details of yet another extraordinary journey - I got there. Ah, what can I say? One of the loveliest places I've been to. Like a child's colouring book; round green hills, cozy mud huts, bright ...

Bungee and Braai, Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa travel blog

Bungee and Braai

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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Great breakfast at Emily Moon set us up for the day ahead. Also helped ease Steve's bad head! Bonus was the car had been cleaned! What service! We drove down the trusty N2 and then the Grootrivier Pass where the views are stunning but a stupid ...

mixed feelings, Cintsa, South Africa travel blog

mixed feelings

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... when we were stuck somewhere no-one had a problem with getting the pliers and cutting pieces of wire out of the nearest fence. Funny, no?  Well, this is South Africa, a land of contradictions. Mixed feelings? Might just come with the ...

Buffalo Escape and Re-Capture for My Birthday, Hoedspruit, South Africa travel blog

Buffalo Escape and Re-Capture for My Birthday

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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... When they were near the fence they were darted and they went down. We approached with caution (the most dangerous and agressive animal in Africa isn't to be taken lightly of course). The vet checked the first was ok, we left 2 people to keep it cool and ...

South Coast Suprise, Southbroom, South Africa travel blog

South Coast Suprise

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... he had to kick us out on Friday as he was booked out for the weekend. We may have stayed there until our flight out of South Africa on Tuesday otherwise.   So we said goodbye to Nev and the boys, and the dogs and once again headed north to a place ...

Once Bitten Twice Shy, Hoedspruit, South Africa travel blog

Once Bitten Twice Shy

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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There's been dramas in the last few days here at Siyafunda, luckily everyone's safe and well again. We were out doing a walk looking for snares when we hear E calling for people over the radio (he was out with Bush Camp doing bush clearing (ie. getting ...

out of this world, Lesotho, South Africa travel blog

out of this world

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... I might get to that later.   For now I want to tell you about Lesotho, a place I was hardly aware of. A small kingdom within South Africa, but for me it was out of this world. It took my breath away. Stark and barren, subtle shades of brown, ochre, ...

Starting Safari!, Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Starting Safari!

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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Early ish start in the morning following a not so good buffet breakfast at Tsitsikamma Lodge. I wonder if this had anything to do with the lack of chef and one of the owners standing in as the spa therapist had let onto me the day before. If so, I'm glad ...

Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Flew into Johannesburg and were transferred to Drifters Inn.Sleepy ...

paradise lost - paradise found?, Ku-Gwexintaba, South Africa travel blog

paradise lost - paradise found?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... ; Here come the mixed feelings again.   Gwexintaba must be one of the most beautiful places I have come across on my travels though South Africa. What is beauty? More than meets the eye, it stirs the soul and you would have to be here to know what I ...

The end of the continent...Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

The end of the continent...Cape Town

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... as well. This morning we are renting a car to head back into the winelands region to stay a night in Franschoek before heading south to the coastal town of Hermanus. I'm a bit nervous about the car rental, not that the driving here is any more hectic ...

More Photos, Hoedspruit, South Africa travel blog

More Photos

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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Sorting out Coffee Bay, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

Sorting out Coffee Bay

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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March 22nd Before I even parked the car there were people waiting outside the Sugarloaf Backpackers to greet me. Amazing how word gets around - someone must have seen me driving in. From then on it was one big happy reunion - no-one was offended or even ...

I do, Coffee Bay, South Africa travel blog

I do

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... to their ears as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. They had just saved my life. What can I say? I will go back to South Africa, to Coffee Bay, and my greatest wish is to find those boys, maybe talk about what happened and thank them again, from ...

We arrived on Long street! Why's it so dead?, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

We arrived on Long street! Why's it so dead?

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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We have arrived baby. We weren't met by the busy Cape Town I had expected but by a quiet ghost town that seems to shut down on Sunday. Long Street, our home for the next six days is peaceful (I want my money back) nothing like we had been told, pretty ...

Someone's been sleeping in my bed and it's all wet, Kruger National Park, South Africa travel blog

Someone's been sleeping in my bed and it's all wet

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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I'll get to the title of this entry later. But first, our day of wildlife viewing. We left Balula early and after an hour or so entered the world famous Kruger National Park. As soon as we passed the entry gate we started spotting Impala, Kudu, Zebra and ...

Words Cannot Explain The Last Few Days, Hoedspruit, South Africa travel blog

Words Cannot Explain The Last Few Days

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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The last few days have been intense but amazing. So on the 13th we tried to capture 2 of our male rhinos (Harry and Norman) in a swpa for a female rhino coming from another reserve. This was going to even out the numbers because Makalali at the moment ...

Starting Over and Having a Blast!, Hoedspruit, South Africa travel blog

Starting Over and Having a Blast!

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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... , giraffe and other biggies come very close. There was even a lion yesterday! I've finally seen a snake (or 4) in Africa - including a Puff Adder. I've gotten up close and personal with mock charging elephants And the food is fantastic, the people are ...

Got some wheels, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Got some wheels

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for Cape Town photos Up remarkable early all things considered. I walked up a steep 1 hour climb to Signal Hill, right behind the hostel. What can I say, more fantastic views of the mountains, the city and down the coastline onto an area ...

Lammergeyer stake out, Giants Castle, Drakensbergs, South Africa travel blog

Lammergeyer stake out

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for all Drakensberg photos We luckily managed to get in on a cancellation at a bird hide in the Giants Castle section of the park. Normally there is a 6 month waiting list for this. It was a very long 2 hour drive to get to the ...

The muppets from Overland Club, Okavango Delta, Maun, South Africa travel blog

The muppets from Overland Club

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Today is the start of 5 months on the road! Up for an early start again and another bush walk. Baboon, hippo, giraffe etc. A few new things we saw included Steenbok, a small antelope who was very curious and not as skittish as I would have expected. ...

No Fishing, Breaks Causing Breaks & Safe Entries, Enkosini, South Africa travel blog

No Fishing, Breaks Causing Breaks & Safe Entries

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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So there hasn't been an opportunity to write in the past few days (even when so much has gone on!) because a little while after watching movies one afternoon, everything got locked into the safe... and then the key broke. To share everything I'll try to ...

King prawn hunt, St. Lucia, South Africa travel blog

King prawn hunt

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for all St. Lucia photos Up nice and early to go and see an Indian Ocean sunrise. Very nice in the misty beach with the fishermen Silhouetted along the shoreline. Later we did a really good boat trip out on the St. Lucia ...

Peed on by a serval cat at Emdoneni, Isinkwe Lodge, St. Lucia Wetlands, South Africa travel blog

Peed on by a serval cat at Emdoneni

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... Town, but passable. We then continued up the N2 through lots of eucalyptus plantations to Isinkwe, a place rated the best backpackers in South Africa by Lonely Planet. We saw Red Duiker on the way up the driveway, surely a good sign. I have to say it ...

Word cup, Brewpubs and Mushini Falls, Zululand Backpackers, Eshowe, South Africa travel blog

Word cup, Brewpubs and Mushini Falls

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for all Zululand photos Got up early again for an Indian Ocean sunrise and came home to make a fantastic bacon, egg and avocado sandwich. We picked up Charlie and headed down to Eshowe in the heart of Zululand. I was ...

little fruits of hope, Horseshoe Valley, East London, South Africa travel blog

little fruits of hope

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... at the Santa Paloma lodge, a private reserve and eco-center farm registered with WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa.)  Though not far from the bustle of East London, you imagine yourself in the outback of South Africa. A ...

Walk walk walk, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Walk walk walk

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for Cape Town photos Wandered through the harbour, up Long St. and Kloot St. on the way to the cable car up Table Mountain. Managed to get a bit lost in a maze of houses and ended up bushwhacking the final path across some desolate land ...

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