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Bastervoetpad – the real story

Bastervoetpad – the real story

Posted on: 31st October 2016| By: Marielle

We recently did a huge off-road circle around South Africa … and a highlight was the Bastervoetpad (surrounded by snow-dusted peaks) in the Eastern Cape’s Drakensberg foothills. Oh, my, what an adventure! Slipping and sliding in slushy mud; rattling and shaking across ditches and washaways; grinding over loose stones and rocks; sliding down…
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Hot air balloon over Sossusvlei

Hot air balloon over Sossusvlei

Posted on: 17th October 2016| By: Marielle

We drifted upward so subtly, so stealthily, that when next we peered over the edge of the basket, crew members were simply Morse code dashes. Gemsbok were bleached pebbles and ostriches were beetles throwing whisker-thin shadows. Beneath us was a world reduced to colours and texture: cones, wavy spines, circles, lines, all in shades of…
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