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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Durban

Durban was a bit of a refresh stop for us.  Its where we booked ourselves in a nice hotel along the waterfront to relax after a hectic schedule in Mozambique.  It was great timing for us and Durban was great,

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St Lucia

After driving through Swaziland we headed to St Lucia – in a round about way.  See we didn’t realise that you had to drive through the national park to get to St Lucia city.  So when the GPS gave us

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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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Kruger National Park

On our last game drive we went to Kruger National Park just outside Joberg and Nelspruit.  Kruger is rated the second best safari park in Africa (to the Serengeti).  We were very excited to see what we would find.  Unfortunately,

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Chimp Eden

The Jane Goodall institute established Chimp Eden outside Nelpruit in 2006.  The sanctuary is home to three groups of chimp and approximately 30 chimps.  The chimpanzee is considered the closest relative to humans and is on the endangered list and

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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 were

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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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