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Family Holidays: Ziplining through the treetops in the Tsitsikamma Forest

At the start of the last school holidays I took my son on one of the very best Mommy Dates ever… a zip-lining experience with GoPro. After his initial freaking out about how high it was he really embraced the experience and I was so super proud of him for doing something not many 8 […]

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Family Holidays: An afternoon in Storms River Village

During our day cruising The Crags in the Tsitsikamma region of the Garden Route we spent a day enjoying the spoils of tiny town known as Storms River Village. This little hidden hamlet was the spot where we departed for our Woodcutters Adventure deep into the Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest. On our return from our foray […]

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Family Holidays: An Adventure in the Tsitsikamma Forest

After our first night at Hog Hollow in The Crags we enjoyed a buffet breakfast and then headed off for an early start in the direction of Storms River Village, crossing over the most amazing bridges and ravines on our way including the one which is home to the highest bungy jump in the world! […]

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Family Holidays: Nature’s Way Farmstall

When I was a child we didn’t do many family holidays, partly due to finances but also due to illness – and it’s probably one of the things in my life that I wish would have been different…. alas we can’t go back, only forwards. Which is exactly the very reason why I am so […]

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Family Holidays: Cango Caves

Last week I posted about our visit to the Cango Ostrich Farm and how it brought back so many memories of my own childhood holiday to Oudtshoorn. Today’s destination is another walk down memory lane for me… albeit a rather hazy one! While we found ourselves in Oudtshoorn I was determined that we should visit […]

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Family Holidays: An Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn

Our first arranged activity in Oudtshoorn was a tour of the Cango Ostrich Farm, located 14km outside of Oudtshoorn on the main route towards the world famous Cango Caves. Now as a child I have fond memories of one of our only family holidays taking us through this fascinating town… a visit to the ostrich farm […]

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Family Holidays: A Meerkat Safari at Buffelsdrift

After sharing about our stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge recently I thought I would elaborate on some of the amazing animal activities, such as a meerkat safari, that you can opt to enjoy at the game reserve outside Oudtshoorn. On our first evening at Buffelsdrift we went off on a safari and were lucky enough […]

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Family Holidays: An Elephant Experience

One of the most incredible experiences of my life happened in Oudtshoorn… not something you might have expected to hear. It seems far more likely that one would experience a life altering moment in London, Rome, New York or Paris, right?? Well, one of the most incredible experiences DID happen in Oudtshoorn – at Buffelsdrift […]

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Family Holidays: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge near Oudtshoorn

  Our recent family holiday saw us spend a few nights at Gondwana Game Reserve and Hog Hollow on the Garden Route as well as some time in Oudtshoorn, where we visited the family favourites of an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves. Today I’m sharing more about where we stayed… Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, an affordable family-friendly […]

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Family Holidays: Hanging out at Hog Hollow

After two glorious days at Gondwana Game Reserve, just before Mossel Bay, we hit the road again down towards the Garden Route to our next destination in our family holiday…. After an obligatory stop for fresh calamari at the best “lookout” spot on the Garden Route, The Lookout Deck Restaurant, we headed onwards to Hog […]

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Family Holidays: Great game-viewing at Gondwana

On our second day at Gondwana Game Reserve we were up bright and early for a very fresh start… this time our amazing guide came prepared with the usual blankets but also ponchos and even hot water bottles to ward off the cold. They made all the difference! After a quick bite to eat, we […]

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Family Holidays: Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route

Today sees the start of a new blog series called Family Holidays. Previously I’ve shared all our previous family holidays but never had a separate series for them. Up until now they’ve either been stand alone series like Karoo for Kids or Kruger for Kids or they have fallen into my Weekend Wanderings but our latest […]

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Top 10 Tips for going on Safari with Kids

Last year during the June/ July school holidays we went on our first safari holiday as a family and I shared our experience through a series on this blog called #KrugerforKids. We’re heading back to the bush later this week for another family holiday, this time in the Klein Karoo & Garden Route, and to prepare myself, […]

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Things to do with Kids in Cape Town

Today marks the arrival of the The Winter School Holidays in Cape Town. Over the past few years I’ve published a list of ideas for places to go and things to do with kids during the wet, wintery weather and because I didn’t want to disappoint I figured I’d give the list a bit of […]

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