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!) Bonus: […]

Lisbon Falls Black and White

Secret hike to the bottom of the Lisbon Falls

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Lisbon Falls is one of the most amazing waterfalls along Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. At 94m, it is the highest waterfall in Mpumalanga. There is a reason why visitors flock to see this natural wonder – the Lisbon Falls are beautiful! Bonus: We’ve created dozens of adventure guides […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!) Bonus: We’ve created dozens of adventure guides to get you out and exploring. Join our family of avid adventure seekers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sabie: The land of falling water

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The Kruger Lowveld region of Mpumlanga has some spectacular scenery. The area around Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest in particular form part of the Panoramic region and one visit to this area will explain why. Bevan and I recently spent some time adventuring through this area. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) The […]

Ithala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve: The valley of a thousand mountains

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Ithala Game Reserve totally blew us away! (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Bonus: We’ve created dozens of adventure guides just like this. Join our family of avid adventure seekers and get access to ALL of our adventure guides.