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Eventtips for December

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Christmas Carols Kirstenbosch From the 12th until the 15th of December you have the opportunity to get into mood for christmas by joining the Carols in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Bring your friends and family and a huge picnic-bag full of delicious food and drinks and make yourself comfortable in the beautiful surrounding of the diverse vegetation in Kirstenbosch. Songbooks and candles will be distributed in the crowd and the money raised will be donated to local people in need. Tickets …

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Drakensberg to Durban, leaving the Barrier of Spears. Vaughan McShane

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Last week we ended off our 620km drive from the Kruger to the Drakensberg – a place that, as previously said, translates into “Dragon Mountains” and we certainly discovered just why they call it that. Staying at Amphitheatre Backpackers is an excellent option for those looking for budget accommodation, should thoughts of smelly people drinking and the “backpacking” name deter you fear not, Amphitheatre is actually a five star accommodation and our private room was clean, comfortable and had all …

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Road Tripping South Africa Part 2: Kruger to Drakensberg

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With the first leg of our “roadtrippin” journey almost over and our time in the Kruger National Park coming to an end we knuckled down to plan our route to our next destination which was the indomitable Drakensberg! For those of you who don’t speak Afrikaans it translates into the Dragons Mountains. We were sad to leave the wonderfully hospitable Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger and the Afro-Moroccan themed Maqueda Lodge of the Marloth Park Conservancy but extremely excited …

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Road Tripping South Africa Part 1: Johannesburg to Kruger

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South Africa, if you haven’t yet heard, is a country of immense natural beauty, we are blessed by an abundance of diversity not only in seen in the ever changing landscapes but also in culture and ethnicity too. This truly is the rainbow nation and as a testament to our appreciation my wife and I have decided to take a break from international travel and focus on the land that lies before our eyes. For one month and with the …

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The Importance of 4×4 Hire in Namibia

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A funny thing happened to a friend of mine this week while on a business trip in Rundu in Namibia. Those of you that know the area are probably wondering what type of business anybody with all their senses could possibly have in Rundu, well for the purposes of my story that is neither here nor there but to quell curiosity I will divulge. It seems that one of the big oil companies, bored with destroying the oceans and the …

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Road Safety in South Africa

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South Africa Car hire is one of the best ways to get around South Africa. It gives you the freedom to travel wherever you want and it means that you don’t have to rely on the public transport system which can be very unreliable. If you are going to hire a car to travel around South Africa make sure you follow these simple car rental tips. Always make sure you book your car well in advance to avoid disappointment. It …