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. […]

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 […]

Elephant on foot in the Kruger Park

Mtomeni Camp: Return to the Kruger Park

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The Kruger Park is so much a feature of the Limpopo province that it was hard to avoid! After a great cultural visit at Lake Fundudzi, we found ourselves heading back to the bush. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Unlike our first self-drive stay in the Kruger Park, this visit was going […]

Getting to know Graskop: The Fanie Botha hiking trail and more

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The small towns of Graskop, Sabie and Pilgrim’s Rest in the Kruger Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, are all situated in close proximity to each other. While there isn’t much distance between them, each town does have its own unique charm and appeal. Much like Sabie, Graskop has a plethora of beautiful natural sites like walking […]

Hiking in the Entumeni Nature Reserve

Our favourite forests in southern Zululand

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Barely two hours’ drive north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province lies a veritable Eden of pristine forest habitat. 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. The Umlalazi Reserve […]