KwaZulu-Natal

Durban’s finest

Filed in Food & Wine, KwaZulu-Natal by on July 19, 2013
Durban’s finest

Curry was introduced to the colony of Natal over 150 years ago by indentured sugarcane labourers, who brought with them the aromatic foods of India. In fact, the word curry stems from the Tamil word ‘kari’ which means ‘sauce’. The unique flavours of Indian cooking, which were embraced by British settlers and the Zulus, have […]

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101 things to see on safari at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

Filed in KwaZulu-Natal, Wildlife & Safari by on July 18, 2013
101 things to see on safari at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

When tasked with finding somewhere that was likely to fulfill the brief for our ‘101 things to see on safari in KZN’, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve came to mind immediately. With an incredible diversity in habitats and its commitment to conservation, community and the environment it seemed the obvious choice – and they exceeded […]

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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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Phinda … a hand-up, not a hand-out

Phinda … a hand-up, not a hand-out

At first glance this could be any other private game reserve in Africa, with its incredible wildlife experiences, sumptuous cuisine and wonderfully luxurious suites, but pause a moment and you will discover an authentic African experience that has more than just your pleasure at heart. Taking the &Beyond philosophy of ‘care for the land; care […]

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Changing views…

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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‘Watch out for that tree…’

‘Watch out for that tree…’

Call me a wimp, if you will, but the thought of careering through the tree tops at breakneck speed was not really my cup of tea! But I was committed… daybreak brought dull rainy weather, ‘a reprieve’ I thought gleefully – alas no, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour operates in all weather (except thunder storms). Even […]

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Tiny Tracks in the Sand

Tiny Tracks in the Sand

The remote chance of seeing a hatchling Dermochelys coriacae, or Leatherback sea turtle, as they are commonly known, was our primary reason for visiting this pristine beach camp in the northern reaches of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park).  We were to discover that Rocktail Beach Camp had […]

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