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At home in the hills on the Fanie Botha Hiking Trail

The Kruger Lowveld, named because of its proximity to one of the area’s greatest attractions, the Kruger National Park, is an absolute paradise for nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. A well-known multiday hiking trail traverses the forested slopes between Sabie and Graskop, and this was one of the highlights of our visit to this region.

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Running Back to Childhood – Cederberg Mountains

There is a wish in the back of everyone’s mind. It is a wish to go back in time to a place where time means nothing. It is a yearning to be a child again, where responsibilities and worries have no hold on you. It is a desire for adventure; adventure in the great wilderness. And this small wish is stored in the back of everyone’s mind. It is there and it will always be.

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Lost Yellowwoods of Limpopo

On a lone mountain in an outlying area of South Africa lies an almost forgotten grove of Yellowwood trees. The Thompson family have been advocating for the better protection of these trees. Climbing and measuring these revealed, to our knowledge, the tallest and second tallest indigenous trees in South Africa.

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A Bicycle, a Tent and a Toothbrush: Part 1

Covering roughly 225km from Gordon’s Bay to Barrydale, the first three days were characterised by some intense heat, a dash of wind here and there, wide road shoulders, expansive farmlands and the soothing waters of the Breede River

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Epic highs and epic lows

My preparation involved 5541km’s and 245 hours of training over the 4 months leading up to the Epic. According to my bike computer, this burned 166199 calories, which is roughly 654 hamburgers.

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Rising from the smoke

For all the bad press that Johannesburg receives, its undercoat proves to be a burgeoning brush of colour, just waiting to be experienced for its rich history, diverse culture, interesting cuisine and friendly locals.

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Nature’s school for kids in the Kgalagadi

In the words of Ferris Bueller – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. Ditch work, ditch school – nature’s calling. Camping gear packed, trailer attached and two cars filled – including 4 excited kids below the age of 6!

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7 life lessons learned from climbing

As a life-long wildlife specialist who has spent the last 13 years tracking and researching the 2 million wildebeest that form East Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the Great Migration, Carel Verhoef is at the coalface of conservation in the region. He will be leading the 7 Summits Africa Challenge team along with top African mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane, who has summited the highest peaks on each of the 7 contine

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