Getting Dressed Up and Drinking Beer in a Traditional Basotho Village

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traditional basotho music, lesotho, South Africa

The rolling grasslands sprawled out to the left and right as we drove along the twisting road that carved it’s way through the surroundings. Various species of bok grazed on the surprisingly green, rain-starved grass, and jagged peaks speared skywards, their sandstone exteriors glistening gold in the morning sun. We followed the tick, tick, tick of the indicator to the…

The Incredible Animals of South Africa

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Giraffe, african animals

I’m very excited about this post, and I hope you are too. Because there will be animals left, right, and centre. I am a MASSIVE animal lover. I love animals more than humans. I just love them. So, you can imagine my absolute glee at being surrounded by them in South Africa. Everywhere I looked there was a springbok, or…

What Should I Get up to in South Africa?

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Beaches in Coffee Bay, South Africa

It’s been a while since I’ve announced a trip, my last one being Montenegro in September. So, it’s about time I hit you all with my next destination. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might already know that I’m going to South Africa for two weeks over New Year. Why South Africa? Aside from falling in love…

Clambering with Cows: Hiking at Coffee Bay

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Lake at Coffee Bay, South Africa, South African landscapes

On my second day in South Africa, I found myself in the beautiful Coffee Bay area just south of Durban. Getting there had been, well, difficult – the roads weren’t exactly roads and the truck struggled getting around the tight turns and navigating sharp hills in the dark. So, I wasn’t surprised when we started hiking the following morning to…

That Time I Dressed up as a Hobbit in Hogsback

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Hogsback, South Africa, Lord of the Rings

“The wide world is all around you. You can fence yourself in, but you cannot forever fence it out.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The drive from Coffee Bay to Hogsback, South Africa, was spectacular. We passed small, friendly villages and the kind of scenery that makes you catch your breath. As we climbed higher into the…

Unusual South African Cuisine

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Throughout my trip to South Africa my diet mainly consisted of salad and rice. However, I did manage to try a few regional delicacies which was a huge step for me as I am usually an extremely fussy eater – not anymore though! Ostrich Burgers In the Oudtshoorn region of South Africa, Ostriches are everywhere – and, I mean literally…