Posts filed under Travel: South Africa

March 15, 2010

Sundowners & a slice of splendor @ Cape Town

Imagine azure blue skies shifting into shades of pale crimson and calming ginger staring into a canvas of endless ocean – picnic blankets  laden on spiky lawns, families nuzzled together on pillows and a good book to read, couples toasting, the guitar playing and carefree laughs between friends. That’s the sort of scene one will […]

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March 4, 2010

Diving Encouter With The Great White

By Terence on Travel Postcards It was hunt number 3 for the monstrous beast. Hunt number 1 failed due to bad weather. We checked in to the backpackers and they told us the weather wouldn’t permit for the next 3 days. Undaunted, we rescheduled as we had more than a week left. Then the day […]

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February 22, 2010

Tsitsikamma National Park

Driving in South Africa has proven to be a rewarding experience with ever-changing landscapes to partake. The popular Garden Route that stretches from Storms River all the way to Mossel Bay in the Western Cape deserves the rave and praise as the most scenic stretch along our road trip. Views of open vistas, deep gorges, […]

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February 21, 2010

Coffee Bay

Nothing comes cheap – especially if you’re on a hunt for mind blowing views off the Wild Coast in South Africa. The road into this hidden gem named Coffee Bay costs us a lot of dodging on the dirt road into this coastal haven. Pot holes crattered 80km of the tar road leading into the […]

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February 17, 2010

Durban

The odd sense of familiarity strikes again. Driving into downtown Durban was a traffic chaos where traffic lights are disregarded and pedestrians rule the streets. Heaps of people fill the sidewalks and run-down shops line the roads. We whiz our way through the busy streets dodging the odd pedestrian who seem to be ignoring his […]

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Swaziland

A country within a country – that’s what Swaziland is. A tiny country that has its own monarchy governed by King Mswati, its own governing rules and a deep sense of culture and tradition.  We had to go through immigration check points and custom stopovers to enter into Swaziland. The Swazis as they are called […]

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February 16, 2010

Our Game Drives – Nature’s Playground

A sense of respect and admiration dawned on us as we surveyed the large expanse Kruger National Park, home to the largest density of animals in South Africa. We are now in their territory with a different set of rules we had to follow. From the level of noise to the distance our vehicles should […]

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The &Beyond Experience (Ngala Safari Lodge)

(Written by Terence on Travel Postcards) We were thorougly swept off our feet on our very first safari trip. We chose an experience with &Beyond, as we were first captivated by how they operated and marketed themselves online. Being our first safari experience, we didn’t want anything less. Truly (and we mean, truly)…we were not […]

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