Tag Archives: Conservation

Turbine Hotel and Spa Knysna Forest
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It is, in my opinion, kind of impossible  – especially if you’re a first language Afrikaans speaking South African like myself – to visit Knysna and not have Dalene Matthee’s novel, ‘Circles in the Forest’ come to mind. It is just one of those stories where the characters are so real and the setting so vivid, that you’ve walked beneath the ferns of the enchanted forest many […]

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Rocherpan CapeNature-20
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I’m not quite sure what I would single out as my main reason for considering Rocherpan Nature Reserve, about 15 km north of Veldrift on South Africa’s West Coast, as one of my favourite weekend spots in the Cape. A beach that stretches out for miles certainly plays a huge role (and we all know how […]

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Gamkaberg Nature Reserve Oukraal
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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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I’ve mentioned countless times that I’m smitten with South Africa’s Overberg – a region east of Cape Town on the far side of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. Katarina Mancama and I travelled through Gansbaai – a prominent area in the Overberg – celebrating this desitination’s recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London.  A visit to Gansbaai is […]

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Hotel Verde was built by owners Mario and Annemarie Delicio, whose vision and commitment are behind the design of Africa's greenest hotel.
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I often need to catch a flight at some ridiculous hour.  As much as I love travelling, I’m really not a fan of waking up at these hours to be in time for check in. Hotel Verde is like my saviour when it comes to this particular predicament. Every aspect of Hotel Verde is designed to be […]

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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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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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Whale Watching at Rocktail Beach Camp
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Down on the beach I listened with half an ear as Clive from Mokkoran Dive Charters gave his safety briefing. Behind him, his large blue duck lay beached on the sand, waiting patiently to take us through the rough waves and into the ocean beyond. Happy we all understood the plan, Clive instructed us to […]

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baby leopard umlani safari africa
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Umlani Bush Camp is one of my favourite places in this beautiful country! It means “place of rest”, and that is exactly how I feel when I am there. The stress and craziness of the real world just melts away as you arrive at this little piece of paradise in the African bush. Sit down, […]

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white lion
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I recently visited The Global White Lion Protection Trust – a Non Profit Organisation which has spent years in establishing a protected area of nearly 5000 acres for White Lions in the heart of their natural endemic habitat. This area, once declared a sacred site by African kings, is now (unfortunately) a commercial lion trophy hunting region […]

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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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