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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ithala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve: The valley of a thousand mountains

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Ithala Game Reserve totally blew us away! (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Ithala Game Reserve just outside Louwsburg in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a relatively new reserve. Established in 1973, the land previously had a number of uses including gold mining. Evidence of varied and poor land use management is visible in some […]

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 […]