Strikes affect residents, visitors and lodges in Hoedspruit

For the last three weeks disgruntled residents of The Oaks have been affecting the access roads to Hoedspruit. The R36 has been closed for nearly three weeks already, and the Strydom

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The life cycle of a typical field guide…

Ever wondered about just how much energy your guide is putting into your safari? Reading this, you are probably an agent who has received an experience that is about as

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Unclarity on travelling with minors….

The tourism industry has applauded the changes announced on Friday by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations, but despite this clear victory for the tourism

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Hallelujah!! Major changes to SA visa regulations!

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations has recommended that biometric visa applications be made on arrival in South Africa. Accredited international travel agents will be

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The Penguin Waddle….

Someone said that NO ONE can stand on Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town and not strive to do a perfect penguin waddle….When you’re there, show us how it’s done!!

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Homo Naledi found in South Africa!

This is so incredibly exciting!! For anyone staying over in Joburg for the night, Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind is a MUST visit!! To read more about it, click here

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The African Ladies

In 2012 I met 8 very special ladies from Norway. Sonja B. Gustavsen is the mother of a good friend of mine (Eirik Gustavsen) and on his recommendation these feisty

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Reunion after 13 years!!

As a poor overlanding guide with some time to kill in between tours I took a bus in 2002, and ended up in Maun, Botswana. At Audi Camp I met

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SA Immigration Laws unclear

This family was stopped when trying to board their plane in Paris, because they didn’t have a certified translated version of the their son’s unabridged birth certificate. Although this is

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