Posts – Routes & Trails

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam

The Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary at Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg mountains gives former captive and pet monkeys a new chance of life in a pristine forest environment.

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Kalahari retail therapy

For a number of very good reasons, I have to make an impassioned case for driving along the R64 between Kimberley and Groblershoop en route to Upington in the Northern Cape.

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Footsteps in the sand

Learn about the culture and history of the oldest people on earth when you walk deep into the Kalahari desert in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with the San Bushmen

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Heavenly Suikerboschfontein

To say that we walked the Suikerboschfontein Hiking Trail near Carolina in Mpumalanga would be an understatement. We did walk of course, but we also climbed, slid, scrambled and swam bits of it, loving every kilometre of this fantastically laid out and diverse hike.

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Hike the Diaz Cross Trail

The Diaz Cross Trail is a leisurely 5-day trail where all you carry is your daily survival kit of sunscreen, camera, binocs, swimsuit and water – your overnight baggage is taken by road to your nightly stopovers.

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Letaba Wilderness Trail

Forget the comfy safari vehicle and all the mod-cons of a safari experience. If you want to get back to nature and have a genuine African wilderness experience then head for Letaba Ranch next to the unfenced border with Kruger National Park.

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Ride the Shongololo Express

The coaches, although old (early 1950s) are comfortable, the friendly staff is outstanding, and the whole experience absolutely magical

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Go to Hell!

You get to Die Hell – a national monument – by the longest dead end road in South Africa. You’ll drive 57km of a precipitous mountain road that climbs and climbs high into towering, cloud-swirled peaks.

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The palette of the Mphongolo

An immersive experience in the wilderness, such as the Mphongolo Back-pack Trail, engages all of your senses and lets you experience nature in a new and visceral way.

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City Sightseeing in Cape Town by bus

Yesterday I had the pleasure of entertaining Eric Moe, an extremely well-travelled Canadian tour operator, who popped into Cape Town for a quick visit.

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