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Krugersdorp – Anglo-Boer War

After the Jameson invasion, relations between Britain and the ZAR deteriorated. War was imminent and Paul Kruger issued an ultimatum to Britain on 10 October 1899. Stop...
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Establishment of Krugersdorp – continued

Vaal Martiens Pretorius, of the farm Paardekraal, gave the land to the government. The town to be Krugersdorp after his friend Paul Kruger, the presidents of the ZAR. The...
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Sunset Safari – Rietvlei

Saturday – 7th November 2020 The patrons of Rietvlei Game Reserve arranged an initial Sunset Drive into the park. This to showcase the new open game drive vehicles....
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Krugersdorp History

Visited 9th November 2020 It was my first opportunity to visit Krugersdorp as a guide and discover some of the early findings of this historical city, now part of the...

Explore the Rietvlei Nature Reserve

As the lockdown levels ease, you can now go on a mini safari and explore the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. It is ideally located on the outskirts of Pretoria, a 30-minute...
Moni House in Kruger Park

Great Easter getaway opportunity available

The Moni House in the Skukuza camp is available during the Easter weekend from the 9th to the 13th of April. Beautifully situated in the Skukuza camp in the Kruger...
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South African Visas

You can apply for a number of visas to enter South Africa. This week we look at three of the most popular visas you can apply for when visiting South Africa. South Africa...
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South Africa, The World in One

From our biodiversity, to our magnificent nature reserves, vibrant cities, beautiful scenery, mountains, semi deserts, vast savannahs, over 2,500 kilometre of coastline,...
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Packing for your visit to sunny South Africa

You must be very excited by now to visit to sunny South Africa in the next few weeks. You will be faced with a number of stresses and challenges which can be minimised by...
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Our water tastes good

Try some cold water with lemon or lime as a refreshing drink after a hot day in the African sun. South Africa is famous for its sunshine. We average a wonderful 2,500...
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How much money to bring with you on your trip

You do not want to arrive in South Africa with a suitcase filled with money! You may have to spend quality time at customs, trying to explain this one. This is normally...
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5 Reasons why it is a great time to visit sunny South Africa now!

Number 1. Value for money. The favorable rate of exchange makes it possible to experience only dreamed of luxury accommodation and services and still have enough spending...
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Magical summer months in SA

Visiting sunny South Africa is a wonderful experience, especially during the magical summer months.  You will be spending a lot of time outdoors and enjoying the...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 23 – 24 May, 2016 – Simunye Country Club

From Stone Camp we drove through the Swaziland lowveld and into the heart of the Swazi sugar cane fields to Simunye. What brought us here was Pam’s fascination with...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 21 – 22 May, 2016 – Mkhaya Reserve

In the early days this was cattle country! The Reilly family pioneered the Nguni cattle breed in Southern Africa and this was one of their early farms that has been...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 20 May, 2016 – Shaya Moya Guest Lodge

On leaving Tembe we drove along the coastal road, passing Kosi Bay. This is right on the Mozambique border. We then we turned inland, crossed through Jozini and passing...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 18 – 19 May, 2016 – Tembe Elephant Park

This is a reserve of some 30,000 hectares backs onto Ndumo Game Park. Tembe Elephant Park is a concession run by the Tembe Clan of the Zulus’ in conjunction with the...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 16 – 17 May, 2016 – Rocktail Bay, Isimangaliso

The Rocktail Bay Lodge is in the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest. The area is surrounded by forest but also close to the sea. From this lodge you can go snorkelling in the...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 14 – 15 May, 2016 – Hluhluwe Nature Reserve

The Hluhluwe Nature Reserve is famous for the restoration of the White Rhino population in Africa. This is mainly due to the efforts of Dr Ian Player and Magqubu Ntombela...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 10 – 13 May, 2016 – St Lucia, Isimangaliso

We start our tour at St Lucia with a sunset cruise down the St Lucia Estuary, it is as brilliant as ever and a real mangrove swamp with all the trappings of all t...

Tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland: 6 – 10 May, 2016 – Indaba Tourism Show, ICC Durban

I started the tour off by attending the Indaba Tourism Show in Durban, we stayed out at Chaka’s Cove in Chaka’s Rock, a beautiful destination on the 1st floor overlooking...

Johannesburg

Musing about the future of the metropolis Johannesburg is quite challenging. Born from a golden womb its arteries feed the rest of Africa, from industry to wigs. Although...
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