Tag Archives: Heritage Sites

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If you could go on just one holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? I am most certainly bias, but South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful and sought after travel destinations. It’s a damn fine tick off any bucketlist! With much to see and do, visitors are so spoiled for choice they often cannot […]

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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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Death Valley National Park Blog-9
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Earth and Sky The mere mention of Death Valley National Park stirs images of an inhospitable, wretched landscape of nothingness. Truth be told, there is an alluring and astounding variety of natural and cultural features at Death Valley. The curious visitor is confronted with vast sand dunes, a high mountain forest with incredible stone ruins […]

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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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Debre Damo Paintings
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My friends Malcolm and Kristina (from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and Nkwichi Lodge) went to Ethiopia and I didn’t talk to them for over a month. And not because I couldn’t.  I wouldn’t. I’ve wanted to return to this magical country for years … The Effort of Going to Church A small door opened 10 metres above […]

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Bloemhof Karoo N1 Guesthouse
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It is almost time for me to drive back to Cape Town and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about it.  I’ve been in Limpopo and Gauteng (the north of South Africa) since December and I long for the Mother City, my friends and most of all: moving into my first […]

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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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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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Fishriver Canyon and Latern
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We, a friend, my wife and me, embarked on our long-prepared journey through the world’s second biggest canyon with the firm plan to reach Ai-Ais after four nights and five days of hiking, which seemed feasible with the distances to be covered each day, even if the path leads through rocky terrain and involves several […]

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9/11 memorial fountains
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Daréll Lourens visits The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York City. It is a space alive with remembrance and renewal, respectively commemorating the six civilians killed in the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, and 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 55 military personnel, who died on 11th September 2001. The visit takes […]

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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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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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