Canoes, hikes and a waterfall

After a tiring but exciting day of paragliding and kloofing, the only thing to do was make myself even more exhausted with a full day of canoeing and hiking! Lisa and I had heard about a beautiful trail leading to a lovely waterfall and that acquiring a canoe to get to the start of the […]

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Wild in Wilderness

Wilderness is another small coastal town along the famous Garden Route in South Africa, and it was without a doubt, the best place I visited on my entire South African adventure. I stayed in one of the best hostels of my life and every single day was fun filled, active and adventurous. Fairy Knowe Backpackers […]

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Caves, cheetahs and crocodiles in Oudtshoorn

After spending a few wonderful days in Mossel Bay, it was onto Oudtshoorn (pronounced oats-hor-on) via the small city of George. Oudtshoorn felt a lot like my home in Adelaide, it has a much warmer climate than any of the coastal towns along South Africa’s garden route, and had a very dry, dusty and arid […]

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Feeding elephants and watching a wildebeest give birth

I should begin this post by giving a little shout out/thankyou to the wonderful Helen and Rasheida at Mile Crunchers Backpackers in Mossel Bay. As I travelled around South Africa with the Baz Bus, it meant that getting to places outside the city or town centres could be a little tricky. Botlierskop and Zorgfontein game […]

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Walking with Lions in Mossel Bay

One of the best experiences I had whilst in South Africa was to spend a morning walking with two absolutely beautiful 16 month old lions. Unlike in many Asian countries, these animals are not drugged, caged, tranquilised, collared or mistreated in any way. These lions are not bred for tourism, but are taken on by […]

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Amazing days and atrocious nights in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is a popular day trip from Cape Town for wine tastings and beautiful surroundings. There are over 300 wine farms in the Stellenbosch region, so I decided to spend a few days there to really put my palate to good use. This ended up being a somewhat regretted decision. My days spent on wine […]

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