Sodwana Bay corals and coastal adventures

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Sodwana Bay, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, forms the southern extent of many tropical coral reef species. It is the best place in South Africa to enjoy the beauty of this underwater ecosystem, not forgetting the ancient coelacanth population hiding in its offshore canyons. Sodwana Bay has become a mecca for SCUBA divers in South […]

KwaZulu-Natal road trip valley of a thousand hills

A first-timer’s guide to the perfect KwaZulu-Natal road trip

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Planning your first KwaZulu-Natal road trip? Then you’ve just landed on the perfect page to help you with that! KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa is highly undervalued as a tourist destination, and often overlooked in favor of destinations like the Kruger National Park and Cape Town. Having grown up in this amazing […]

Hualien Coastline

Taking on Taiwan

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Towards the end of our nine months spent road tripping around South Africa, Bevan and I were haunted by the approaching end of our dream trip. How were we going to come up with our next chapter – something that would be a fitting continuation of the incredible adventure we were already on? We were […]

Tsitsikamma fynbos

Exploring Tsitsikamma in the Garden Route National Park

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The Garden Route National Park encompasses an almost continuous stretch of coastal land from Wilderness in the Garden Route’s west to well past Storms River in the east. Bevan and I have previously visited the Knysna Lakes and Diepwalle Forest sections of the park and this time we were in for a treat – exploring […]

Bevan at Double Mouth Nature Reserve

Hiking for treasure in the Double Mouth Nature Reserve

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The South African coastline is incredibly varied and has much to offer. From East London eastwards, and across the mighty Kei River into the Wild Coast, grassy hills and rocky cliffs shelter enclosed sandy bays or give rise to wild, exposed and wave-battered points. Herders’ paths follow the bend of the coastline through grassy slopes, […]

Noup Beach Road

The journey to Noup: Driving the coastline of the Northern Cape

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The Northern Cape has always been one of those places that has held a certain romance for me. I love the idea of a wide open land, wild and largely untouched, the horizon blurred by midday summer heat mirages followed by the extreme of negative temperatures during the winter months. This is a land you […]

Sunset over Clanwilliam

Meandering the farmlands of the Swartland and Cederberg

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If I asked you to imagine the Cape West Coast, it wouldn’t be hard to picture wide sandy bays, whitewashed fishermen’s houses and seafood fresh from the ocean. This region is well-known for its coastline, and with good reason. The Cape West Coast also has some incredible inland farming areas to explore though, and this is […]

exploring cape columbine

Paternoster and the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

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Leaving the industrial town of Saldanha Bay behind us, Bevan and I continued our exploration of the West Coast peninsular region, heading towards the town of Paternoster. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Picture-perfect Paternoster Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast. Our first glimpse of the bay […]

Fishing Boat at Jacobs Bay

Fossils, fairies and fishing towns on the West Coast Peninsula

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As we discovered early on our journey of exploration on the West Coast, this area is full of surprises and unexpected attractions. We spent some time exploring the West Coast peninsular region and discovered all kinds of unique activities. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Exploring the West Coast Peninsula back in time […]

Thomas, Bevan and Jill

A difficult farewell to Thomas

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From the time that we started planning our Ultimate South African Road Trip, Bevan and I were looking forward to exploring our country’s west coast from Cape Town up to the Namibian border. Perhaps it is because we have grown up in KwaZulu-Natal that the west coast has this allure for us – it is […]

Bioluminecent Plankton Kogel Bay

Discovering a glowing ocean near Cape Town

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Early in February, my Facebook home page was alive with posts about a weird but natural phenomenon that was happening in the coastal waters close to False Bay along the Cape coastline. There had been a bloom of bioluminescent plankton, and at night, the water was shining turquoise blue! (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel […]