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Goodbye Wild Coast, Hello Hogsback!

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Last week we ended our adventures along the Wild Coast at Bulungula, which is (to me) one of the most special places in the country & an absolute must-see if there ever was one. Capetonians and Joburgers shouldn’t be put off by the distance, it is a trek, but it is more than worthwhile. After leaving Bulungula we headed further South along the ever improving N2 to Chintsa West, and stayed at Buccaneers Backpackers for two wonderful nights overlooking the …

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Roadtripping to Botswana – everything you need to know

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Read the full article here. Botswana is one of the continent’s most beautiful countries. It’s no wonder that it has become such a popular destination to take a roadtrip to. Hiring one of the cars from Around About Car’s extensive fleet or even trekking across the country with your own car can prove to be a lot of fun, as there are many sights that need seeing and many activities that need to be participated in along the way. If you …

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Roadtripping to Namibia – all you need to know about border crossings

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There is nothing better than a good roadtrip, especially when it’s to another country. The trip between South Africa and Namibia is a beautiful one, with many exciting activities to stop and enjoy along the way. However, it takes careful consideration to get the route planned with your GPS, not to mention packing the car and getting all the passengers ready to go. As a little aid to your trip, we’ve put together a list of all the information you …

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Coffee Bay, Bulungula and Buccaneers – The Wild Coast

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Last week we left you just our triumphant steed, or Hyundai i10, had just successfully navigated from Durban in KZN down into the red-earthed hills of the Eastern Cape. This week we’ll pick it up from the turn off from Umtata down to Coffee Bay. I’ve already told you that the Eastern Cape’s roads are probably the worst in the country and this was something that was about to be further cemented into our minds, so again, please be cautious when …

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Eventtips for December

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Christmas Carols Kirstenbosch From the 12th until the 15th of December you have the opportunity to get into mood for christmas by joining the Carols in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Bring your friends and family and a huge picnic-bag full of delicious food and drinks and make yourself comfortable in the beautiful surrounding of the diverse vegetation in Kirstenbosch. Songbooks and candles will be distributed in the crowd and the money raised will be donated to local people in need. Tickets …

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Drakensberg to Durban, leaving the Barrier of Spears. Vaughan McShane

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Last week we ended off our 620km drive from the Kruger to the Drakensberg – a place that, as previously said, translates into “Dragon Mountains” and we certainly discovered just why they call it that. Staying at Amphitheatre Backpackers is an excellent option for those looking for budget accommodation, should thoughts of smelly people drinking and the “backpacking” name deter you fear not, Amphitheatre is actually a five star accommodation and our private room was clean, comfortable and had all …