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 […]

Bevan on walking safari in the Kruger National Parl

How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park

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‘How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park’ is sponsored by the great people at Africa Odyssey, who offer tailor-made safari and beach holidays to Africa. The Kruger National Park bridges the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces in north-eastern South Africa. Being the country’s largest unbroken wilderness area, this game reserve […]

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 […]

Elephant mother and calf in the Kruger National Park

Nothing Hazy about this View: Hazyview The gateway to Kruger National Park and more

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Hazyview is generally known as a gateway town to the Kruger National Park. However, after a few days exploring the town and its other surrounding regions, we discovered that there is quite a bit more to Hazyview than meets the eye. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Getting to know Hazyview Hazyview is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Nyamiti Pan in Ndumo Game Reserve

Ndumo Game Reserve: 10,000 hectares of awesomeness

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Bevan and I had never visited Ndumo Game Reserve before. I think this has a lot to do with its location on the South Africa-Mozambique border; if we were that far north in KwaZulu-Natal, it would be because we were en route to Mozambique’s beaches. Given our […]

Bevan at Lala Nek

Sun, snorkeling and sand roads in northern KwaZulu-Natal

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

Sunset at Sodwana Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Bush Walks, 1,000 Year Old Trees and the Best Sunsets Ever in iSimangaliso

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Hi everyone. We left things off last time inside the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve. Since then, we’ve headed back into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and had a week characterised by extreme weather that changed just about every plan we had. Somehow though, things have a way of working themselves […]

Hiking in the Entumeni Nature Reserve

3 of our favourite forests in southern Zululand

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Barely two hours’ drive north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province lies Zululand and a veritable Eden of pristine forest habitats. 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 […]

Shayamanzi-on-the-Jozini-Dam

Tiger Fishing on Jozini Dam with Shayamanzi

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Welcome to the beautiful Jozini Dam on the northern border of Kwazulu-Natal. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) The Shayamanzi on Jozini Dam We’ve just spent the last 2 nights on the Shayamanzi II which is a live-aboard house boat that operates on the Jozini Dam. The good people from Shayamanzi contacted me […]