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 […]

wild coast surfers

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

A long day out in Ithala Game Reserve

Lessons from life on the road

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This time last year life looked a little different. Bevan and I were settling into married life and enjoying what was possibly our shortest Christmas holiday ever after the debt of leave days generated by time off for wedding preparations and a honeymoon. We knew that getting married in itself meant we were in for […]

8 tips for hiking South Africa’s trails

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. South Africa has some incredible hiking trails. We’re doing our best to explore as many of them as we can. Our latest excursion was a section of the Fanie Botha Trail in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Think beautiful sections of indigenous rain forest, waterfalls everywhere […]

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 […]