San Rock Art Cederberg South Africa
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The Cederberg is world renowned for its diverse, abundant and spectacular San rock art created by the /Xam of the Karoo. /Xam were the original hunter-gatherers, who roamed this harsh and beautiful landscape for thousands of years, and are distant relatives of the Ju/hoansi of the Kalahari. They described themselves as zhu/twasi or ‘true people’ […]

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sunset wilderness school eco tourism travel
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Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey  Imagine spending days, not hours, but days without any contact with the outside world. Imagine not being at the top of the food chain, but several rungs down. Imagine sitting around the campfire keeping guard over your sleeping friends and family in […]

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Windmill in sunset South Africa
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In this high-tech, 24/7 culture we have created, we want everything to happen at extraordinary speed. Even when on holiday, we cram as much as possible into a two week break, ticking as many items of our proverbial bucket list as physically and humanly possible. However, we are not allowing ourselves time to fully appreciate […]

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Gamkaberg Nature Reserve originates in, and penetrates to, the depths of my being. Under the custodianship of CapeNature, it reminds me that I travel not to escape life, but to not allow life to escape me. Roughly 30 kilometres south west of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo of South Africa, isolated between the Gouritz River and the Rooiberg, the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, the […]

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A VERGENOEGD DAY IN STELLENBOSCH
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My friend Louise de Waal from Green Girls in Africa visited Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch recently and she was kind enough to share this incredible story of sustainable  farming and using 700 or so Indian Runner ducks as natural pest-control. On my way to Stellenbosch, I passed the massively understated Vergenoegd Wine Estate entrance off Baden Powell […]

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#366daysofmakingspace
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On the 10th of December, shortly after coming back from my and Katarina‘s #RTroadtrip, I got a bee in my bonnet. I sent my friend Heather Mason a message: Me: “I’ve never done a 365days project and I’d like to. Do you want to do one with me in 2016?” Heather: “Sure, I’d be keen to hear […]

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Whale Watching in Gansbaai
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Of all the journeys I have taken in my lifetime, driving to the Overberg for the first time will surely remain one of the most memorable for years. Nothing quite compares to the landscapes in bloom and Proteas pinking it up in the light spring rains. Louise and I left Cape Town at the crack […]

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African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) Juvenile
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Louise de Waal and Daréll Lourens ventured to Gansbaai in the Overberg and decided to stop at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) in Kleinbaai. This recently opened seabird rehabilitation centre had them in awe of what can be achieved when you bring passionate and inspirational people together. From when the first spade hit […]

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Nhoma Safari Camp Hunting San Namibia
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Turning off the main road between Grootfontein and Rundu, at a road sign that indicates Tsumkwe 220 km, I was feeling rather sceptical.  We were heading for an area just west of Khaudum National Park in the remote north-eastern part of Namibia. The assurance was an authentic cultural interaction with the Ju/’hoan San people. Unfortunately, […]

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Chole Mjini Dhow Island Eco Lodge
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Mar-2015

Drinking a cool beer in the Red Herring Bar I ponder my stay at Chole Mjini, while traditional dhows with their lopsided sails gracefully pass by. Some stop and drop off a handful of tourists from the neighbouring and bigger Mafia Island to do a guided tour of Chole village others carry drinking water and […]

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bulungula setting wild coast
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Making your way from the N2 through rural Transkei to the coast is a bit of a mission, as the state of the roads is still rather poor. After dodging potholes and large muddy puddles for 2.5 hours, and just when I thought I was never going to get there, the landscape transformed from green […]

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Augrabies Ararat Viewpoint
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On our recent road trip to the Northern Cape, we decided to include Augrabies National Park, simply because it is one of those places that you include in an itinerary, if you are in the area anyway. How wrong could I have been, to think that the falls was all this park has to offer? […]

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