Bevan crossing the uMkhuze river into the Fig Forest

Hike a 900-year-old Fig forest: Mkhuze Game Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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 […]

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, […]

Morgan Bay evening on the beach

Clifftop sunsets and sunken treasure in Morgan Bay

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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 […]

Tsitsikamma fynbos

Exploring Tsitsikamma in the Garden Route National Park

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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 […]

Bevan at Double Mouth Nature Reserve

Hiking for treasure in the Double Mouth Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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 […]

doringbaai harbour

Northwards into the Namaqua West Coast

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Namaqua region of the Cape West Coast is home to some spectacular stretches of coastline – calm protected bays with white sand beaches, or rocky wild points. The sea along these stretches is alive with kelp forests that line the shallows, flocks of birds like cormorants […]

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 […]

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Paternoster and the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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!) Bonus: We’ve created dozens of adventure guides to help you explore. Join […]

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!) Bonus: We’ve created dozens of adventure guides to […]

Cape Town from Table Mountain

Racing Meg Mackenzie up Platteklip Gorge on Cape Town’s Table Mountain

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The iconic Table Mountain stands proud over the city of Cape Town. It is an instantly recognisable sight and together with its scenic beauty and floral and animal diversity, is one of the reasons why Cape Town is voted as one of the most beautiful cities in […]

Bioluminecent Plankton Kogel Bay

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!) 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 […]

Tugela falls at the top of the amphitheatre

The Sentinel Peak (chain ladders) hike

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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! Bonus: We’ve created […]

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Exploring the red mountains of the Golden Gate National Park

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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 […]

Elephant on foot in the Kruger Park

Mtomeni Camp: Return to the Kruger Park

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. 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!) Bonus: We’ve created dozens of […]