Tag Archives: Bygone Destinations

Dee Lourens Travel Blog 2
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I will ​not ​be able to attest to it being ‘the most most luxurious train in the world’, as I’m not really a luxury-traveler in every sense of the word, but what I can most certainly attest to, is that Rovos Rail will be one of the rides of your life. I wanted more than anything to […]

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Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein Architecture
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I don’t think many people can say that they have spent a night alone in one of South Africa’s most haunted hotels, and yet, no lies, I was the only guest at Matjiesfontein’s Lord Milner Hotel, when I stayed there the first time. Driving with a huge freight from Cape Town, severe rain, wind and hail […]

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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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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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Dawn Jorgensen, De Hoop Marinewalk, Whale and Calf (Pic supplied)
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Why do I travel? To try and understand the world, to speak to strangers, listen and learn, find stories to tell, to find myself, to feel alive, to breath and be whole, to appreciate. To escape the busy, relax and replenish, stop – and contemplate the beauty of the world. Which is exactly why De […]

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If someone had to ask me to choose a single tourism destination that successfully works alongside a holistic ecosystem and the preservation of it, it would be Kurisa Moya on the outskirts of Magoesbaskloof. No doubt. Still bathing in the joy of winning Gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards, I find it quite apt […]

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