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Sani Pass under Ice

Sani Pass under Ice

Posted on: 15th December 2016| By: Marielle

Aah … the mystique of Sani. All its challenges … will you make it before the threat of tar spoils forever the adventure of its bumpy rocky road, S-bends tight as an Elizabethan ruff, or climbs so vertical they’d challenge even a klipspringer? Will you face the threat of rain or snow, making it treacherous…
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Mapungubwe, untamed bushveld

Mapungubwe, untamed bushveld

Posted on: 19th November 2016| By: Marielle

A hill kingdom heritage tour, the Tshugulu Eco Route or Kanniedood and Khongoni 4×4 trails, Tree Canopy Boardwalk, River Confluence Lookout … there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy in this national park for a few days. It’s a place of two great rivers fusing to flow as one; where different cultures…
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Namibia – Wild Horses of Garub

Namibia – Wild Horses of Garub

Posted on: 8th November 2016| By: Marielle

There is a certain mystique to animals that once were tamed but now have returned to the wild, to survive in an uncertain, changing world of heat and dust and pitiful rainfall. Southern Namibia’s feral horses are such a breed. Ranging within a 20km area near Aus, just east of the southern tip of the…
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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…
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