Adventure & Activities

Into the Rabbit Hole… at Karkloof Canopy Tour

Into the Rabbit Hole… at Karkloof Canopy Tour

How often do you get the opportunity to zip at breakneck speeds through a beautiful forest? And to make it even more enticing, this forest just happens to be one of the larger mistbelt forests in South Africa, boasting a huge number of endemic species of fauna and flora! This magnificent forest is located within […]

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A socially and environmentally responsible way to explore South Africa

A socially and environmentally responsible way to explore South Africa

Recent trends in tourist activity demonstrate a change in the way people travel. Tourists and travel operators alike are recognizing the significance of responsible travel, or as CREST defines it, “travel that minimizes negative impacts, brings economic benefits to host communities, and preserves the cultural and natural resources of the destinations.” A treasure trove of […]

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Dubai – ancient and modern

Dubai – ancient and modern

I use the term ancient rather loosely, as Dubai was only founded around the 1800s – it was once however a region inhabited by Bedouins who made a living fishing, searching for pearls and herding sheep and goats. Where ancient dhows transported livestock and merchandise across the creek, where camels were used as transport and […]

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Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Not only is Fordoun situated in the green pastures of a successful Nottingham Road dairy farm, it is also firmly committed to the environment through a number of ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES. CRANE FOUNDATION – A number of years ago Fordoun donated 150 hectares of natural veld and wetland adjoining the estate, to the KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Things to do in KwaZulu-Natal

Things to do in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is all about cultural diversity and multi-cultural traditions, sophistication and style, an enticing destination that invites exploration – an alluring and fascinating place, with spectacular mountain peaks, expansive golden beaches, exciting wildlife experiences, legendary Zulu kings and reminders of its Colonial past. Durban, gateway to the province, is a sophisticated cosmopolitan city, a fusion of East, West and African culture, […]

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Black Rhino… the hunted…

Black Rhino… the hunted…

Safety briefing dealt with and under strict instruction of silence, we headed into the Acacia thicket. My heart was pounding and I felt myself breaking into a sweat which, I’m ashamed to say, could not entirely be attributed to the oppressive heat of the day or the physical exertion. I was quite sure the thumping […]

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Tiger fishing on Jozini

Tiger fishing on Jozini

When you mention tiger fishing in southern Africa, the obvious spots that come to mind are the Zambezi River and Kariba.  Little do most people realise that we have a tiger fishing hot-spot right on our doorstep – the Jozini Dam , also known as the  Pongolapoort Lake, which is located in northern KwaZulu-Natal  along […]

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Granny Mouse, a glorious place to unwind…

Granny Mouse, a glorious place to unwind…

It was a glorious autumn morning at Granny Mouse, a chill filled the air and all around the plane trees were shedding their leaves. Our welcome was warm and our new suite absolutely superb. It didn’t take long for us to forget the hectic work schedules we’d left behind. My husband and I had been […]

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Oribi Gorge… changing views

Oribi Gorge… changing views

We woke to glorious sunshine, the sun’s early morning rays reflecting ochre on the sandstone cliffs of the spectacular Oribi Gorge. Quite a change to the dramatic display of sound and light of the night before as we dined to the sound of background music interspersed with that of thunder. These are just some of […]

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Rest & relaxation – Umngazi style…

Rest & relaxation – Umngazi style…

The first hint we had of how relaxed Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa would be was the unpretentious sign suggesting that it was ‘time to take off your shoes’. We still had 2km to go, which did not seem much considering the lengthy journey thus far, but it was long enough to set daily workplace […]

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