7 of the best waterfalls in Mpumalanga

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Much can be said for the waterfalls in Mpumalanga, each unique in its shape and size but every one enchanting and well worth a visit! Mpumalanga is a destination synonymous with incredible wildlife, breathtaking natural vistas, and a plethora of outdoors activities. The Kruger Lowveld region in particular, home to gold rush towns like Pilgrim’s […]

Hike the Siyaya Trail in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini is a pristine stretch of coastline known for its rich biodiversity, history and natural beauty. It’s situated at the mouth of the Mlalazi River which bends its way through the reserve and creates a beautiful centrepiece for this stunning region. The thickly vegetated dunes, mangrove forests, and Raffia palms make […]

Bevan crossing the uMkhuze river into the Fig Forest

Hike a 900-year-old Fig forest: Mkhuze Game Reserve

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When last did you come across a living organism that is over 900-years old? We were amazed to discover that Africa’s last ancient, indigenous fig forest can be found in Mkhuze Game Reserve right on Durban’s doorstep. Highlights Discover a wild Sycamore Fig forest that is over 900-years old. Explore Big 5 territory on foot. […]

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10 breathtaking photos of the Wild Coast like you’ve never seen it before!

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South Africa’s Wild Coast truly is a place to visit if you want to escape it all. In this coastal paradise, golden sunlight kisses grassy green hills, a rough and rugged coastline meets sheltered lagoons and between craggy cliffs, tumbling waterfalls and patches of indigenous forest offer cool and verdant shelter. On the Wild Coast, […]

Morgan Bay evening on the beach

Clifftop sunsets and sunken treasure in Morgan Bay

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Eastern Cape, South Africa, Ultimate South African Road Trip

The Eastern Cape coastline is well-known for its Wild Coast; a wild, undeveloped and rugged stretch from just north of East London right up to Port Edward and the border with KwaZulu-Natal. The Wild Coast includes such popular holiday destinations as Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall, and is the ideal destination if you […]

Tugela falls at the top of the amphitheatre

The Sentinel Peak (chain ladders) hike

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Adventure Guide, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Sentinel Peak is one of the icons of the northern section of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg. Standing at 3166 m, it stands guard at the western end of the famous Amphitheatre. It is also home to the Tugela Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world! Hiking the Sentinel Peak (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel […]

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Exploring the red mountains of the Golden Gate National Park

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The Golden Gate National Park is home to some of the most incredible mountain and rock formations in the famous Drakensberg Mountain Range. This escarpment forms the dramatic border between the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho and the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces of South Africa. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Lesotho is a […]

Bevan on walking safari in the Kruger National Parl

How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park

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‘How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park’ is sponsored by the great people at Africa Odyssey, who offer tailor-made safari and beach holidays to Africa. The Kruger National Park bridges the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces in north-eastern South Africa. Being the country’s largest unbroken wilderness area, this game reserve […]

Thomas in the convoy of 4x4s in the Makhonjwa Mountains

Barberton: Adventure fever in gold-rush country

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Barberton in the Kruger Lowveld region of Mpumalanga isn’t a place that we were too familiar with before this trip. The only time we had ever heard about it before was on the daily weather forecast. Apart from its tendency to be partly cloudy with the occasional afternoon thundershower, we really didn’t know what to expect […]

Bevan taking photos at Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique

A short detour to Ponta Mamoli in southern Mozambique

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At the end of our Kosi Bay stop, Bevan and I found ourselves tantalizingly close to Mozambique. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Stray along the border Kosi Bay is in fact only a few kilometres from the Farazela Border Post between South Africa and Mozambique, and the dunes at the Kosi Bay […]

Bevan at Lala Nek

Sun, snorkeling and sand roads in northern KwaZulu-Natal

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Bevan and I have just been fortunate enough to have spent some time in the Coastal Forest section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This area of the park includes the stretch of northern KwaZulu-Natal coastline between Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay near the Mozambique border. This is a remote section of coastline, accessible for the most […]

Sunset at Sodwana Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Bush Walks, 1,000 Year Old Trees and the Best Sunsets Ever in iSimangaliso

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Hi everyone. We left things off last time inside the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve. Since then, we’ve headed back into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and had a week characterised by extreme weather that changed just about every plan we had. Somehow though, things have a way of working themselves out. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel […]

Hiking in the Entumeni Nature Reserve

3 of our favourite forests in southern Zululand

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Barely two hours’ drive north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province lies Zululand and a veritable Eden of pristine forest habitats. Despite the development that has taken place locally, these forest patches have remained largely untouched and are home to some special bird, mammal and reptile species that attract international visitors from far afield. Here’s […]

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Sad Goodbyes to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Welcome to our second update from the St Lucia section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Expectations exceeded If someone had asked us before we started the trip how long we thought we’d spend in this area, we would have said three days, possibly four to be generous? […]

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Trail Running Pilot with KZN Trail Running in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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We’re writing from St Lucia again, but this time we have something a little bit different to report back on: Trail Running (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) The iSimangaliso and KZN Trail Running Pilot Event We were recently invited to take part in a pilot trail running event in the iSimangaliso Wetland […]

Exploring the mangrove forest on the banks of the Umlalazi River

Exploring the forests of southern Zululand and Mtunzini

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Hi everyone and welcome to stop number 2 on the Ultimate South African Road Trip: This week we’re visiting Mtunzini. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Mtunzini and the Umlalazi Nature Reserve Mtunzini is a small coastal village about 130 km north of Durban. I’ve lived in Durban my whole life and this […]