Category: Africa

I got stuck on a mountain…in Marakele National Park

In between visiting Morukuru Owner’s Family House in the North-West Province and Mhondoro Game Lodge in Limpopo, we spent two nights in the iron-mining town of Thabazimbi, which was approximately halfway between the two. Marakele National Park was just 15 km away from Thabazimbi, and of course, I had to go there, especially since I […]

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Which African country do you secretly want to explore?

“If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa twice." - R Elliot Have you ever wondered which African country you secretly want to explore? I’ve been to 10 African countries excluding South Africa and there are still so many that I want to explore. That’s the thing about Africa. Every country is so unique and has […]

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Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Africa

Traveling around South Africa can be somewhat daunting, as there are so many excellent locations filled with different spaces, places and faces. Each one offers something unique and profound. Each one is worth seeing and experiencing. However, sometimes you want to escape during your escape, you seek solitude and peace, and you're looking for a […]

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10 Things To Do In KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces and one of its most popular tourist destinations. It is a spectacular, multi-cultural, subtropical region flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and the striking Drakensberg mountain range. The province stretches from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique in the north. […]

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Road trip to Lesotho

School holidays were coming up, and as that is normally the only time we get to travel out of Gauteng, we had to decide on a destination. There were no appealing overseas deals – those days are unfortunately gone with the rand exchange rate constantly dropping. It was then that we realised that it was […]

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10 Amazing Weekend Getaways from Durban

Durban is a wonderful coastal city in South Africa with so much to see and do – whether you live there or are on holiday. What you may not know though, is that Durban is surrounded by some amazing places within short drives. Some of them can even be done as day trips while others […]

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Travellers’ Tales – Meet Amelia from Voxate Writing and Editing

  I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Amelia , a writer and blogger based in the Garden Route of South Africa. She blogs at “Suddenly A Mom”. I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” […]

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22 photos of Mpumalanga that will make you want to go there

"Mpumalanga" is one of South Africa's most beautiful provinces, with magnificent natural beauty and prolific wildlife.  It is also home to South Africa's largest game reserve, the Kruger National Park which covers almost two million hectares and the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon on Earth. Here are 22 photos of Mpumalanga that will […]

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Mount Grace Country House & Spa - A wonderful family escape

A weekend away is always a pleasant prospect to look forward to and when the destination happens to be a five-star hotel in the countryside, then one’s eager anticipation can be forgiven. I had been to African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa twice before and was looking forward to a weekend of pampered […]

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A Weekend in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

"The Free State landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in, that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons."  Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom The Free State landscape is characterized by vast, level, open spaces but in the South-Eastern […]

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Countryside bliss at De Hoek Country Hotel

I had heard much about the five-star De Hoek Country Hotel before I went there so, needless to say, my expectations were high. After a beautiful drive through the bucolic Magaliesberg area, we crossed the stone bridge shaded by willow trees, over the Magalies River and into a serene valley. Picturesque buildings stood amid manicured […]

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Photos of Clarens ... and a flashback to my first visit

As I amble through the quaint streets of Clarens , admiring the charming little boutique shops under the gaze of the golden Maluti Mountains, my memories take me back to my first visit there. It was about ten year ago, long before I began blogging. I received an unsolicited but rather attractive email. This is […]

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