Tag: cycling

Desert ‘Nights

Desert ‘Nights

‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…’ this is what came to mind when I was first asked whether I would join the Desert Knights Tour in September 2015. The idea of travelling to Namibia and spending five days of my time there on a mountain bike seemed a bit absurd and crazy. […]

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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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24 hours in Soweto…

24 hours in Soweto…

Many tourists never visit Soweto unless it’s a quick foray to the Apartheid museum, a tour on an air-conditioned bus or perhaps a game at the stadium – and so Soweto remains one of South Africa’s most enigmatic destinations. But this is steadily changing as innovative entrepreneurs find ways to open up the sprawling neighbourhoods […]

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Fast food… cycling the Tour de Tuli

Fast food… cycling the Tour de Tuli

Three elephant charges, sightings of leopard, hyena, buffalo and lion… lion on a zebra kill with hyena and jackal in close attendance, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, eland and lots of general game.  The Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area plays host to a cycling tour like no other….the Medscheme Tour de Tuli, a mountain bike tour with […]

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