Drakensberg


Two towering institutions of South African travel met in the cause of conservation and the promotion of tourism this week at the official launch of the Boundless Southern Africa Expedition held in the Namibian town of Oranjemund. Latter day Livingstone… Modern Day explorer and fellow of the National Geographic Society, […]

The World Cup, the Peace Parks and an old travel ...


Mpumulanga in the local Swazi language means Land of the Rising Sun! True to the name this is definitely the wild heart of South Africa. Here wildlife, culture, mountains and bushveld merge, opening the opportunity for anything from caving, balloon safaris, kloofing, hiking, and of course foot or four wheel […]

Mpumulanga – The Wild Frontier of South Africa


Thanks to Genie Retief for this piece… The Big Five! Leopards and lions. Elephants and giraffes. These bring visions of Africa at its best. Hot sunny days. Star-studded skies and sultry summer nights with the sounds of the African bush complete the intrigue of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And there is […]

South African Eco-travel: There is something for everyone




Thanks to K. Limakatso Kendall, traveller and writer, for this piece on Lesotho First there was the land. Fifty million years before the Alps thrust skyward, sheets of golden yellow sandstone were heaved, tossed, and capped by volcanic spew that hardened into basalt. Dinosaurs slapped their tails in the muck […]

The History and Culture of Lesotho


Giant’s Castle Game Reserve Continuing on with the theme of gracious accommodation and civilized pursuits, I am returning to the Drakensberg, and this time to Giants Castle Game Reserve. As with the Royal Natal National Park, and Cathedral Peak, the dominant themes here are walking, climbing and horse riding, with […]

Drakensberg: Giant’s Castle Game Reserve



Thanks to some nifty climate change South Africa is getting more and more snow in the winter months, and skiing is now a viable option for 3 months of the year. Tiffendel ski resort in the southern Drakensberg is located on the slopes of Ben McDhui “Ben Mac”, the highest […]

Cool Runnings, Toboggan track in Durbanville, Cape Town.



A trip to the area would not be complete without a peek at Gods Window and Bourke’s luck Potholes. The viewpoint called God’s Window looks from the highveld down and over the expanse of the lowveld and is not to be missed. I can only compare it to the majesty […]

God’s Window and Bourke’s luck pot holes.



Jeff from the states emailed, requesting some info and help with his itinerary for his upcoming South Africa trip. Here are his finalized plans for the trip, to the Kruger and the Drakensberg (Dragons Mountain). You can see his previous emails here. 

Jeff’s South Africa trip ‘07-email discussion- #4