Hike the Siyaya Trail in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini is a pristine stretch of coastline known for its rich biodiversity, history and natural beauty. It’s situated at the mouth of the Mlalazi River which bends its way through the reserve and creates a beautiful centrepiece for this stunning region. The thickly […]

Bevan surveying one of the many incredible views from the Phuzamoya Trail.

3 Self-guided hikes in the Ithala Game Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Ithala Game Reserve is one of the only big-game national parks that allows visitors the unique opportunity to do self-guided hiking trails. This was something we took full advantage of during our Ultimate South African Road Trip, and something you should too. Highlights Visit a national park […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]