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Travel Blogs from Graskop
... we suddenly felt like we were in Africa with the light, the views, the homesteads, the cattle and chickens all around, and lots of lovely local fruit and vegetables being sold at the roadside. In season now...oranges, pineapple, Paw Paw, avocado, sweet potato, butternut, spinach, bananas, all very cheap if you're coming from overseas. You buy a bag of oranges here, for the same price that you'd buy 2 or 3 at home. The bananas are smaller ...
... site of the big gold rush in South Africa. It was interesting to learn the history of the region.
We then made the last leg of our journey back to Pretoria and just reflected on the whole trip. What a tour and we met such great people! All in all it was everything we had hoped it would be!
We slept in our tent one last time and got ready to head to a new part of the world and a new country: Singapore!
... Around Graskop is good mountain biking and hiking territory…this is a gorgeous part of the world and one that is full of eucalyptus trees.
Didn’t buy any of the figurines at the local market, both expensive and covered in boot polish (which is a common scam in Africa to make it appear like ebony!)
Back in Nelspruit I celebrated my birthday with a huge cake I ...
We saw a traditional healer called a sangoma today. I was to see traditional and bio-medicine work together more. She mentioned the connection between HIV and sangomas but it's still a very difficult issue to discuss. A lot of sangomas think they can treat HIV but they only treat symptoms. Since many people in the villages believe whatever their sangoma tells them, they decide not to go to clinics or take their ARVs and just use the black ...
... short drive and we’re at a site called the Pinnacle, which is a
large monolith rock pointing straight up to the skies in the canyon.
From there we go to the Graskop Hotel, where we will be staying
for the night. The time is already 5 PM. The hotel welcomes us
with a nice glass of locally made port. The hotel is making some
renovations and our room smells of fresh paint. It is a very cozy
and modern looking room, with a view into their very ...