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Berg House, Bergville, Drakensburg

Breaking the journey on the way back to Johannesburg, we (Martin), found us a cute place in Bergville. The drive was pleasant and we got there while it was still light. We had no idea really what to expect; we had phoned several places and this was call number 6 or so. It was amazing.… Continue reading Berg House, Bergville, Drakensburg

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What to do in South Beach, Durban

I am a little biased. I spent a lot of my school holidays here; a grandma in Umtentweeni and an aunt and uncle in Port Shepston. It was fantastic. No matter how many times I go, I will always want to do the same list of things. So. Here is my recommendation to you to… Continue reading What to do in South Beach, Durban

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Ocean Gaze B&B

Leaving the Drakensburg, I looked forward to getting to the warm, sea air of Durban. Seeing the sea (though definitely not swimming in it), I was excited to give my cold a chance to bid me farewell. We were spending the first night with my aunt and uncle in Hillcrest, and then were going down… Continue reading Ocean Gaze B&B

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Lesotho and the Sani Pass

I was hoping for snow. There was none. Zilch. Zero. Nada. There was a frozen waterfall, however. I'll get to that. That was pretty epic. Getting to the meeting spot was a close call. I had underestimated how long breakfast and packing up in the morning would take, so we just made it; although, to… Continue reading Lesotho and the Sani Pass

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Lake Naverone: Southern Drakensburg

Being a teenager in Shelly Beach years ago, I saw a postcard, or a postcard flyer for Lake Naverone, in the Drakensburg. The image had imprinted itself on my mind, and for years it's never left me. One day- I said- I would go there. And so the next part of our travels began. The… Continue reading Lake Naverone: Southern Drakensburg

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Graskop, Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & Pilgrims Rest

The next part of our journey started with a drive to our new accommodation in Graskop. We actually missed the turning the first time around (thinking my gps was talking rubbish), then decided to drive into the town and have a look before we went back and settled in- we were earlier than expected-. Accommodation… Continue reading Graskop, Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & Pilgrims Rest

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Sudwala Caves: The oldest caves in the world

Sudwala Caves, located in Mpumalanga, South Africa formed about 250 million years ago.  The oldest evidence that has been found of habitation dates "from Early Stone Age (from 2,5 million years ago) to Late Stone Age (up to a few thousand years BC)" [http://www.sudwalacaves.com/history.html}. On arrival at the caves, you pay your R95 for an… Continue reading Sudwala Caves: The oldest caves in the world

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Houtboshoek & Kaapsehoop

The drive from Johannesburg to Houtboshek is beautiful. Once you're out of the hustle and bustle, you leave behind the stresses that come with it, and open fields and farm land surround you on either side. Giddy with love and excitement, Martin and I set off on the start of out holiday on the Friday… Continue reading Houtboshoek & Kaapsehoop