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Kagga Kamma: A bucket-list African experience

At the heart of Kagga Kamma is a rather luxurious reimagining of early life in the Cape. The sight is of historical significance for the San, South Africa’s earliest inhabitants, and this focus is carried through from the accommodation to activities.

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The time warp that is Mdumbi – an American perspective

Every night, the clear winter skies and ocean meld into a void and the lack of electricity in the village brings the stars close, all around us, like fireflies. Vukani has the best views in Mdumbi as well as a closeness to village life.  If you want a local experience or have a tight budget, or if you just want a simple yet comfortable experience, I’d recommend Vukani. 

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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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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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G&T features Olympian Lee-Ann Persse

Having assessed the 2 world cups they have rowed in this year and being a new combination, Lee-Ann feels the pair still has room to improve and work towards a medal at the Rio Olympics, a very exciting prospect!

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