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Firelight Tours Tuesday Tourist Tips

Understanding time speak in South Africa. This may be confusing for our first time visitors. When someone says to you “ Now Now” it means there is no specific time indicated. It means, I will do it now, but just not right now. I intend to do it. For example. “I will pick you up...
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Johnny Clegg’s final Crossing

For several moments, social media forgot its narcissism. It was like the day Nelson Mandela died. Every feed mourned Johnny Clegg. Across historical divides, people stood together in the realisation that we have all shared a slice of time with someone who achieved something that...
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Tourist Tip 1 Update

GREAT NEWS!  Foreign nationals from countries where visas are required to visit South Africa will no longer have to carry supporting documents for minor children (under the age of 16) as these would have been required when applying for the South African visas. Foreign nationals...

Only in Africa

Sometimes on our journeys through South Africa we see some uniquely wonderful and quaint sights.  We were fortunate to find the perfect moment where we had our camera ready and could stop to get the perfect photo.  It was on the way to Sabie Sands where the road leads through...

Snake Bite!

We have been touring with a University group since 2000 – initially, annually the group of students with academic staff would undertake a tour in South Africa of 4 to 6 weeks and the group size varied, on one tour we had as many as 42 students. With groups of this size you would...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 1 June, 2016 – City Lodge, OR Tambo

On 1st June, we returned home and then to the airport. We were really quite toured out. My travel companion had been on the road for two months and was pleased to take a respite from all the activity. There were a couple of thoughts that I would like to share with you about this...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 30 – 31 May, 2016 – Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve

This Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve is set alongside the Phophonyane Falls and you can hear the water falls from your room. The original homestead is now part of the main buildings. The camp is made up of beehive huts with permanent tent installations that offer en suite...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 28 – 29 May, 2016 – Foresters Arms, Mhlambanyatsi

On the 28th of May we moved onto the mountainous area of Swaziland and into the forests. The Foresters Arms is a very quaint and peaceful hotel. Beautifully set with very comfortable accommodation and wonderful meals. This was the first time, after moving up from the lowveld,...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 27 May, 2016 – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

At Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, we stayed in the large Beehive huts. Fully equipped with a full en suite bathroom attached. With it being a Friday night, the patrons of the Bushfire Rock Festival made use of the accommodation at Mlilwane and the festivities went on until 04h00....

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 25 – 26 May, 2016 – Summerfield Botanical Gardens, Matsapha Valley, Manzini

The Botanical Gardens are set in a tranquil setting of rolling hills, breath-taking lakes and tropical gardens manicured to perfection. This establishment could be a setting out of a movie! The accommodation is in standalone houses with rooms all individually decorated with art...