Quad biking and sand boarding in the Namib desert – Swakopmund, Namibia

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Written by our 15 year old son Kai We heard the beep, and we knew it was time. Time for the one thing we had been waiting on for weeks. Quad biking!! We hadn’t stopped talking about it for days. Cadan and I chatting about how fast we wanted to go, while mum and Rhian were nervous as hell about …

Sossusvlei sand dunes – sensational shifting sculptures in the desert

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For anyone who loves nature, who loves shapes and textures and colours, Sossusvlei sand dunes, the highest sand dunes in the world, are a must. Buried in the heart of Namibia these dune fields take your breath away as they shift in the most fabulous ways – bending and blowing, bouncing and tricking with the whims of the sun and …

Spending time with the Ju/’hoansi San – Tsumkwe, Namibia

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Learning about new cultures and meeting different people is at the heart of travel and in north east Namibia you have the amazing opportunity to not only visit the Nyae Nyae Conservancy and be hosted by the Ju/’hoansi – San Bushman community, but also do a range of fabulous cultural activities. We did the half day cultural experience and loved …

Cape Point Self Drive

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A Cape Point self drive trip is the perfect way to tick the truly spectacular Cape Point off your bucket list. If you have a hire car while in Cape Town, we really recommend doing a self drive trip down the Cape Peninsula including visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach, the Cape of Good Hope which is the most south-westerly …

Storms River Kayak and Lilo Adventure, Garden Route

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Wow what an amazing boxing day 2019 doing the Storms River Kayak and Lilo adventure! After a dramatically cloudy Christmas night we woke up in Storms River to the deepest blue sky without a cloud in sight and a symmetrically blue ocean gently crashing into the jagged, twisted rocks. Down to Kayak and Lilo we went looking forward to our …

Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park – our kids’ definition of heaven

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By Kai, Rhian and Cadan No matter the weather, it’s always fun to be in Sun City. Even if the weather is bad there’s always so much to do at the Water Park, the Chimp & Zee Rope course, the Maze and Pilanesberg National Park. In the water park you splash and play, up and down slides, hip hip hooray. …

Lebo’s Soweto Cycling Tour: what an important yet fun insight into South African life and history

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When we tell people that we have taken our children out of school for 5 months to travel through southern Africa, one of the first questions they ask is – what about school? After spending 4 hours doing a bicycle tour in Soweto I know the answer – they will absolutely learn more by travelling than they can ever learn …

Birdlife in Kruger by guest blogger 12 year old Alize

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If you are a bird watcher like me then you will love the birdlife in Kruger. There is heaps of beautiful birdlife you can see inside the campsite and out. There are lots of stunning birds to see on game drives around Kruger. There is a range from guinea fowls and spurfowls to small birds like sunbirds, weavers and bee …

Spills, Thrills & Bellyflops!

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Experience the biggest, wildest and most exciting white water rafting experience on the planet! Whilst you can experience the mighty force of the Zambezi River and raft the river all year round, the low water season, from August to December, is  when the river is at its wildest!  During the low water season you can take on the grade 5 rapids and …