I am thrilled to announce that TravelBucket, with its first-time entry, made it as a Runner Up in the Environmental Category in the SA Bloggers Awards!! Thank you to my travel buddies for all the inspiration and making memories with me. Also, a huge thank you to my daughter for her constant encouragement to keep going with the blog and all the support from Triegaardt Consulting in assisting with the IT support of the blog. Lastly, I appreciate everyone that cast a vote for me. Without you guys it would not have been possible. Congratulations to all the other categories winners of the 2017 SA Blog Awards as well. Well done, guys and girls! For all the latest news and adventures you can follow the blog on Facebook — Dare to take the first step to follow your dreams —
We are giving away a African Snakebite Institute Scorpion Torch on Facebook! We made it easy as it is end of the year and we feel like celebrating the holidays with all you travelers! Follow these 3 easy steps to stand a chance to win: 1) Like our TRAVELBUCKET Facebook Page 2) Share our competition post on Facebook 3) Tag a friend that you will go scorpion hunting with in the comments section! This is a SUPER cool gadget to add to your collection and will keep the kids and the adults (kid within you) alike busy for hours! The following clip shows you what difference this torch can make: COME ON, YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!! Competition closes 31 December 2017. Draw will take place in the first week of January 2018. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement of the winner!
A quaint little restaurant situated conveniently along the N2 highway in close proximity to Storms River, Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant is a welcoming stop exactly halfway between Port Elizabeth and George. Here you will find anything from home cooked South African meals such as Bobotie to lighter lunches such as quiche and toasted sandwiches. This gem can easily be passed by and before you know it, you end up missing the most delicious venison pie and you will have to settle for a garage pie at Storms River petrol station. At Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant, you can park your car in the shade and take a stroll through the beautiful garden or relax on the ‘stoep’ while sipping on the homemade Ice Tea. Or maybe you were adventurous and tired yourself out on one of the many activities the area has to offer. The refreshing garden salad, all locally harvested from the… Read more >
GUEST BLOGGER: Inge Situated along the N2 highway halfway between Port Elizabeth and George in the beautiful Tsitsikamma area in South Africa, lies a place that offers you a chance to discover your inner child again. You can find Tsitsikamma Adventure Land next to Tsitsikamma Gardens, 9km from the Storms River petrol station towards Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival you are greeted with friendly faces and the wooden office already gives you a sense of what lies ahead. As you walk into the office to do your paperwork, it feels like you are walking into a forest hut nestled in the Tsitsikamma Forest. A 5min admin break is necessary before you are assigned and introduced to your guide who will lead you to your transport for the day. Do not fear if you are not an experienced quad bike rider and do not think that if you are a motorbike rider… Read more >