Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Cape Town’s beautiful backyard

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Nestled on the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has a lot to boast about. For starters, with Table Mountain as its backdrop and incorporating spectacular views of the mountains it is arguably one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. It is also the only botanical gardens in […]

Cathedral rock wild coast hike

The Pondo Hopper Wild Coast Hike

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Try to picture a Wild Coast hike and you’ll inevitably conjure up images of half-trodden cattle trails that meander through rural landscapes, precipitous coastlines and undulating hills. These are the scenes that have become synonymous with this incredible region, and they are what hundreds of adventures-seekers from […]

Hike the Siyaya Trail in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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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 vegetated dunes, mangrove forests, and Raffia palms make […]

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 […]