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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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Timeless Travels: Matjiesfontein

I love Matjiesfontein, a little one road town located just off the N1 highway in the Karoo. On our journey back from our Karoo for Kids experience at Samara we had a quick pitstop here and I snapped a few pics of this picturesque place… As you can see this little town (quite possibly the […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Graaff-Reinet

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Our last day at Samara Private Nature Reserve

Our time in Samara was such an amazing experience – much more than we had anticipated. I think that is probably the best way for a holiday to be! Arrive with no expectations and leave with an amazing sense of getting far more than you bargained for! On our last morning game drive at Samara, we took […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – An awesome African Sunset at Samara

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing a travel diary of our Karoo for Kids trip to Samara. Today will be more of a photo album – less words, more pictures… These awe-inspiring pictures of an amazing African Sunset taken from the summit of the Camdeboo mountains are too beautiful for words! The saying goes that a […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – A trip to the top of Camdeboo mountains

On our second evening game drive we were treated to a trip up to the top of the Camdeboo mountain via the most insane 4×4 “road” I have ever experienced!! The Samara scenery continued to amaze us at every turn. The drive to the top of the mountain, at a 60 degree incline all the way, on […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Tracking Cheetah on foot in the bush at Samara

Last Monday I shared with your our first half day at Samara Private Nature Reserve located in the Karoo just outside Graff-Reinet and today I’m continuing with Day 2 of our Karoo for Kids trip… During supper of the previous evening we had chatted to our ranger and he got a better idea from us […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Our stay at Samara Private Game Reserve

During the October school holidays we hit the highway and headed north up the N1 to explore an area of South Africa that we had previously only driven through… the Karoo! At 5am on a Sunday morning we piled our car high with bags, blankets and bodies and headed off on our next family travel […]

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Timeless Travels: Kruger for Kids – Day 4 @ nDzuti Safari Camp

Today I am sharing my last installment in my Kruger for Kids series. Sob! I’ve loved reliving our amazing holiday by writing my diary for each day we spent in the bush. I hope you have enjoyed reading about our travels too! Day 4 of our trip saw us waking up to the most spectacular […]

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Timeless Travels: Kruger for Kids – Day 3 @ nDzuti Safari Camp

After two lovely days spent enjoying the Africa on Foot camp it was time for our transfer with Enoch to nDzuti Safari Camp – another lodge located about an hour away but also in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Upon arriving at nDzuti (“Place in the Shade”) we were welcomed […]

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Timeless Travels: Kruger for Kids – Day 2 @ Africa on Foot

Last week Monday I shared with you Day 1 of our Kruger for Kids diary and today I’m pleased to be sharing a bit more of our amazing trip. There are no lie-ins in the bush! As someone who loves a lie-in, I totally surprised myself on this holiday… once again I was up before […]

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Timeless Travels: Kruger for Kids – Day 1 @ Africa on Foot

Recently life has seemed pretty mundane… although I love my life, my family, my work, a lack of adventure and excitement has been getting me down. I adore traveling – exploring and discovering new people and places makes me feel alive…. but as with most other parents on the planet, since kids have arrived on […]

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Timeless Travels: My First (& Only) Safari Experience

A while back I entered a competition whereby I shared My First (& Only) Safari which I thought I would share with you here… As a child growing up in South Africa you would think that an intimate knowledge of the African bush would be second nature, and it should be…. except that sometimes it […]

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De Hoop Diary – Day 2

Last week I posted Day 1 of our De Hoop diary and today I’ll be sharing a bit more about our weekend there. De Hoop offers some great activities including organized bird and fynbos walks each day in the nature reserve and a marine walk down on the beach, but we opted to lie in a […]

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