Monthly Archives: January 2015

Panorama Route ~ Kruger NP to Johannesburg

Saturday January 24th ~ Just a beautiful drive along the Panorama Route We knew that the majority of our time would be on the bus today, but what we did not know, was just how beautiful the scenery would be. With … Continue reading

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Kruger National Park, Part 3 – They crawl or fly plus sunset tour

Friday January 23rd ~ Kruger National Park (part 3) Besides all of the big and small mammals, Kruger is full of creepy crawlies. Thankfully I did not come across any of the lethal snakes, but others did see both a … Continue reading

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Kruger National Park, Part 2 ~ Smaller animals!

Friday January 23rd ~ Kruger National Park (part 2) This is a continuation of our LONG day at Kruger.  If you missed Part 1, you can click here to see our pictures of the “Big Five”. As thrilling as it … Continue reading

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Kruger National Park Game Reserve, Part 1 – The “Big Five”

Friday January 23rd ~ Kruger National Park (Part 1) For me, today was the highlight of our Gate 1 trip. Included with our tour was a morning game run. We chose to add-on the afternoon game run and a night … Continue reading

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Swaziland ~ visit to a school and glass factory

Thursday January 22nd ~ Swaziland school visit Swaziland has been greatly effected by HIV/AIDS as well as Tuberculosis. “Swaziland has the highest HIV infection rate in the world (25.8% of all adults; more in other reports) and a life expectancy of 50 … Continue reading

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and Swaziland

Wednesday January 21st ~ A game drive in Hluhluwe and on to Swaziland Hluhluwe was a well-known hunting area in the 1800’s for the Zulu and then in the 1840’s by the Great White Hunters who came to plunder the … Continue reading

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Hippos, Hippos, Hippos, Nile Crocodile, More Hippos

Tuesday January 20th ~ Travel day from Cape Town to Hluhluwe via St Lucia Estuary On the move again today with a flight out of Cape Town to Durban, South Africa. Since this was a domestic (within the same country) … Continue reading

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A day trip to Stellenbosch for wine and chocolate tastings

Monday January 19th ~ Stellenbosch, South Africa A day trip to Stellenbosch was an optional add-on that we decided to do at the last-minute. Neither one of us are big drinkers, and certainly not wine experts, but an opportunity to … Continue reading

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A visit to a witch doctor in Cape Town

Sunday, January 18th ~ Part 4, Langa, Cape Town, South Africa As you have probably already figured out, between having a very busy schedule and limited Internet service this past week, I have gotten quite behind in my “on the … Continue reading

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The faces of poverty in South Africa

Sunday January 17th ~ (part 3) Langa Township, Cape Town This post is a continuation of our day spent in an extremely poor part of Cape Town. It was eye-opening, interesting, challenging, depressing, and energizing all at the same time. … Continue reading

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