Namibia Desert Tour, Swakopmund, Namibia

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When you are in the desert what animals do you expect to see? Many people totally underestimate all the life that deserts support. In southern Africa, the Namibian deserts are homelands for lots of big and impressive mammals including desert elephants, oryx and giraffe, but people often don’t stop to think about the smaller wonders that call the sand home. …

Responsible tourism at its best – !Xaus Lodge

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Southern Africa is still recovering from so many of the injustices of colonialism and apartheid. As such it is a real pleasure to be able to support initiatives which are at the heart of healing and justice and !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park does just that – it is remote splendour and responsible tourism at its best! As …

Makgadikgadi Pans – meerkat tour and migration mayhem

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The Makgadikgadi Pans form an alluring space on the map of Botswana. Nestled below the better known Okavango and Chobe regions, the magic that occurs on these fossilised lake beds is not known by many travellers. We were lucky enough to experience the pans during the wet season and not enjoyed the magic of an encounter with a family of …

Canopy Tour Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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By Cadan, 11 years old (with help by Rhian, 14 years old) As we hopped into the Wild Horizons truck we were wondering how it was going to be. It had been 7 years since the last time we did the canopy tour Victoria Falls and I did not remember a thing (probably because I was 5 years old then). …

Camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – animal encounters at Mata-Mata campsite by 14 year old Rhian

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What do you expect to see at a rest camp in a national park? Maybe a few springbok or birds? What we saw over 3 days camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park at the Mata Mata Rest Camp was absolutely amazing. After we arrived and finished setting camp, my brother Kai cut open a plastic water bottle and filled it …

Whitewater rafting Victoria Falls by 16 year old Kai

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Up nice and early and we were off! Off on a cheeky bit of whitewater rafting Victoria Falls for my 16th birthday.  I’d always wanted to go whitewater rafting at Victoria Falls, but last time we went, I was too young. Now, finally that I’m over the minimum age of 15, I could live my dream. And what better time …

How a bad start became the best Kruger night drive ever

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A big thank you to 12 year old guest blogger Nicky for this fabulous blog – we are so happy that your last night drive in Kruger became the ‘best Kruger night drive ever’!! As we drove in silence slowly down a dirt stricken track each of our  eyes was ready to see something spectacular. Then, when my eyes  looked …

Storms River Waterfall Walk – the start of the Otter Trail

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The Otter Trail is a well known 3 day overnight hike that the more fit and adventurous traveller can do along the spectacular Storms River coastline. For those who don’t have the time, or fitness, there is a great half day walk which we highly recommend to a waterfall which plummets down the rocky cliff faces of the Storms River …

Quad biking and sand boarding – 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 Namibia!! 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 …

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 – 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. …

Soweto Cycling Tour: important insights into South Africa

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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 Soweto cycling tour I know the answer – they will absolutely learn more by travelling than they can ever learn in …

South Africa family holiday – 5 reasons why South Africa is the perfect destination for a fantastic family holiday

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South Africa Family holiday – After 6 family holidays in South Africa and over a year of travel on the ground, our family reckons South Africa is the perfect destination for a family holiday for the following 5 reasons: 1. Experiences that will stay with you and your kids forever Doing a safari in South Africa is a mind-blowing experience, …