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Augrabies Falls National Park

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Three days. 360 Degrees of off-the-charts #adventure. Scouting a potential new #AR Event in #AugrabiesFalls allowed me and Zane Schmahl to explore beyond the regular tourism boundaries and activities in this national park, and what we’ve found is sure to blow anyone’s mind! Right now, I’m still in that primal coitus interruptus zone of leaving this godlike natural arena, and reflecting on [...]

Namaqua West Coast – Adventure #3

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That’s Adventure #3 in Namaqua West Coast done and dusted. I really only discovered this outdoor paradise in May this year during Expedition Africa, but since then, it has become one of my absolute favourite #outdoor playgrounds in South Africa. There is the beach break at #Strandfontein, with its right and left lines, where the waves pack serious grunt. Or #Bamboesbaai and the [...]

Namaqua West Coast – Strandfontein

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A couple of days embedded within the natural beauty of the Namaqua West Coast Region and you can’t help feeling like you’ve been on holiday for a week. This region – and most of all its people – somehow manages to surprise you around every corner, with an ever-changing landscape, a scattering of quirky towns and truly [...]

KAZA Trip 2018 – Botswana

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Click here to see images of the Botswana leg of the KAZA trip

KAZA Trip 2018 – The Hippo Adventure

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So how do you start a story about the #KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area in Namibia? That’s pretty straightforward: you just tell people how you got revved by a pissed-off hippo bull on the #Linyanti River. Yup. Really. Anyone who knows this area on the #Caprivi Strip also knows it is often referred to as the ‘Little Delta’. This rates as one [...]

KAZA Trip 2018 – 5 days in

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Five days into our #KAZATransfrontier Conservation Area Media Trip, and about to leave #Zambia, Africa’s ‘Sleeping Giant’. Once you start tripping this vast interior, you soon understand why locals refer to to it as such: only 15 million people in a country the size of mainland Europe, with Kafue National Park alone bigger than Belgium. This means [...]

KAZA Trip 2018 – Zambia

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The ‘Sleeping Giant’. That’s what many local people call Zambia, and once you start traveling into the vast interior, you soon understand why. Only 15 million people in one of Africa’s largest countries – think the size of mainland Europe and you get an idea – with Kafue National Park alone way bigger than Belgium, [...]

Beyond the Rift Valley 2018 – Remembering

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There’s something about the energy of an African market that is impossible to replicate. The smell of cassava flour and ripe banana and crushed fresh coriander wafting on the breeze; the sound cloud of bartering (and bantering) ebbing and flowing like an endless aural audio loop; the crush of people migrating amidst staggered stalls selling [...]

Retto 2018: Hail the Grail

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you klap the @Salomon_SA @ottertrailrun! The long-expected Race Day rolled up, with rain and threatening clouds lifting just after dawn to set the scene on 42km of #grailoftrail perfection. The #GardenRoute NP is postcard beautiful on most given days, and the 220-plus #Otter trail runners were raring to be let loose along the testing, [...]

RETTO 2018: The Challenge – 10 years of OTTER

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The #Bloukrans Crossing always makes for excellent drama at the annual @salomon_sa @otterafricantrailrun. And today’s #retto2018 #Challenge has been no different, with some pushing swell pumping into the mouth. Right now, the leaders are at #ngubu hut, where the inimitable Robert Le Brun will surely entertain them with bad jokes and sweaty hugs. It’s a slow [...]