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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

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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 […]

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

Beach hiking at 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 […]

Braving Bokkom and other adventures on the Berg River

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Leaving the West Coast Peninsula and now-familiar places like Saldanha Bay and Paternoster behind us, Bevan and I continued our exploration of the coastline. I was very confused though when I heard talk of Velddrif, Port Owen and Laaiplek – all of which seemed to refer to the same place on the map! It was […]

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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 […]

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 […]

The forest canopy

Hogsback: Stepping into Middle-earth

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A lush primary forest is the last thing you’d expect to find in the hot, dry and acacia-thicketed Eastern Cape province. In this largely thicket- or shrubland-dominated region the small mountain village of Hogsback is a rare gem, an oasis of cool green and misty mornings. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) The […]

Tugela falls at the top of the amphitheatre

The Sentinel Peak (chain ladders) hike

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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 The Sentinel Peak forms part of a […]

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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 […]

Thomas at Lake Fundudzi

Discovering Venda Culture on the African Ivory Route

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Venda Culture was something completely new for me! Even the language, Venda, is something unfamiliar and doesn’t sound at all the Nguni languages of isiZulu and isiXhosa that I’ve grown up around. I had no idea what to expect from our next stop, and after Kruger National Park’s drought-ridden landscapes I certainly didn’t expect lush, fertile […]

The most excitement we got from these young lions

Kruger National Park: South Africa’s largest game reserve

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The Kruger National Park needs no introduction so Bevan and I spent some time exploring this famous park to find out what all the fuss is about. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) South Africans love the bush. I’m not sure exactly why that is, considering a vast percentage of us live in […]