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Africa is obviously widely known and popular for its magnificent safari experiences. Africa is more than just safari though. It is a continent that has endured great struggle but at the same time it is a continent that has come an extremely far way. The culture is diverse, interesting and beautiful. We are not interested in fake cultural experiences where local people are made to dance and entertain tourists. The experiences we are interested in are those that give you true insight into how people live who have a completely contrasting culture compared to your own. Step into the lives of Africans…
One of the world’s most breath-taking waterfalls can be found on the unique continent called Africa. It is, in actual fact, the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. This spectacular wonder from Mother Nature is called the Victoria Falls and it most definitely deserves a spot on your African Bucket List. Previously known by locals as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ that translates into “the smoke that thunders”.
As promised we will explore the stunning Islands of Cape Verde even more intensely. As you know there are nine inhabited Islands and they each have their own unique charm.
While we are on the topic of Islands and the whole of Africa I think needs a distraction from this ice cold winter, allow me to introduce to you one of the Atlantic Oceans most beautifully Islands, Cape Verde. Never heard of it? It is located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula is West Africa, the islands(because again this is not one but a cluster of Islands) cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).
You now know that the beautiful Seychelles is completely unique. Not an Island but a cluster of them, some so untouched, so beautifully kept you will not believe your eyes. Seychelles is a perfect holiday destination for families but also a very romantic place. It is not yet completely discovered by the world which creates a still charming feel on the Island, or shall I rather say Islands.
South Africa is jam packed with some of the most amazing and breath-taking sceneries in the world. This vast country has so much untouched beauty it is hardly possible to select our favourite parts. Some however are more photogenic than others. This one is for the photography travellers out there whose cameras have become an extra limb and lens and extra eye.
Easter weekend is upon us and it is such a fun holiday. The kids get to enjoy it as well as the grownups. How about making this Easter weekend a special one by going away with the family and seeing a different stunning part of the country?
Greyton is a small town in the Overberg area in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is truly a gem and an extremely well-kept secret. Due to the fact that Greyton is due for some serious recognition I’m going to go into a little more detail about this awesome little town.
Ever dreamt about seeing a Protea in its natural habitat? The Mariepskop View Point is one of the best kept secrets in the Lowveld and is also home to magnificent National flower of South Africa, The Protea. They bloom from mid-August to early September which leaves you with only a small window of opportunity to witness these amazing flowers. The dirt road starts on the R351 about 50km outside of Hoedspruit which is the nearest town. The dirt road is located about 500 meters past the Blyde filling Station.