Category Archives: Africa

Where to go on an African Safari

African Safari

Nicole LaBarge got her first taste for travel when she was 16 years old.  Ever since then she has been hooked and calls herself a travel-holic. She believes you can travel and have a career and she is halfway to

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Cape of Good Hope with Cape Convoy Tours

While in Cape Town I knew I wanted to visit Cape of Good Hope and I was lucky enough to stumble upon a review of Cape Convoy Tours.  This is definitely one of the best things I did in Cape

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Whale watching Hermanus

Hermanus is a small town about an hour and a half south of Cape Town and best known for whale watching from July – November the Southern Right Whale. Most people use it as a quick stop over but I

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Shark Cage Diving

It’s the ultimate adventure but I was scared to death to do it. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable and peaceful things I’ve ever done. SHARK CAGE DIVING! It had been on the list before I

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Stellenbosch

wine tour south africa

  While in Cape Town I was told there were five things you really need to do to see Cape Town and the surrounding areas – Table Mountain, Wine Tour, Townships, Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. My wine

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Lesotho – Kingdom in the Sky

Its possible to take a day trip from Durban to Lesotho – the kingdom in the sky.  Most day trips do a shuttle transfer from Durban to Underberg and then in Underberg you switch to 4x4s as you must have

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Swaziland

Swaziland

Getting to Swaziland was a bit of a mission from Nelspruit.  We were planning to take a bus but all of them left from Johannesberg so instead of backtracking to there we decided to rent a car and drive through

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The beautiful beaches of Mozambique

Mozambique beaches Mozambique has one of the longest and most beautiful coastlines in Africa.  Getting to Mozambique beaches can be a bit of a pain but they are so worth it.   After a quick nights stay in Maputo we

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Mozambique Visa on Arrival

Mozambique visa on arrival When we first booked our flights to Maputo we didn’t really give visas a thought.  Not the smartest move I know but we hadn’t been told to get one before we went to Africa and we

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park is located in the north eastern part of Botswana – Beautiful Botswana as its known.  We arrived from Livingstone Zambia as its only an hour away from the border. Chobe is known for their elephants. They have

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Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe David Livingstone was the first white person to see the Mosi oa Tunya (the smoke that thunders) in 1855.  He stood at what is now called Livingstone Island and named the falls after Queen

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a great little island off the coast of Tanzania.  It was exactly what we needed after a few busy days in the Serengeti.  The only things we had planned were sun, sea, and fun.  Zanzibar delivered on all

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Ngorongoro crater

When we were researching which safaris to do in Tanzania I really wanted to go to the Ngorongoro Crater.  I thought it would be a scene out of Lion King with all the animals running around and it would be

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Serengeti

We went back and forth many times about going to the Serengeti.  I said how could we not go?  In the end we decided that it was worth the expense and it would be a great experience as there were

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