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COMPETITION TIME WITH NUTRISTART

It is that time of the year again where you start a new chapter in your life, start a new year, start a new school or start a new career. In our case we will be starting a new journey or two. We actually decided to start the year off by giving away a hamper from one of our favourite brands, you guessed it…Nutristart. If you have followed us on Instagram, you would have seen that we often include Nutristart products in our photos. The reason behind this is that we simply cannot get enough of how convenient it is to just open a bowl or have a bite while living our very busy, active lifestyle. Nutristart is the healthy, quick and easy solution to hungry kids and Hangry (angry because you are hungry) adults. Kids love it and adults simply can’t get enough of the oats/muesli combination of their… Read more >

A LAST MINUTE WISH LIST

Five days to Christmas! If you still have some outstanding gifts to buy and all the holiday makers, tinsel and Jingle Bells are freaking you out, so that you cannot think properly, I have some quick and easy travel gift ideas for you – and no you do not have to spent a fortune to impress someone.  Think about the person’s personality and his/her love of travel and voila you have many options to choose from!  I am leaving some of my thoughts for gift shopping …. For the friend that loves travel into remotes places where electricity is not always an option – how about a power bank to keep them connected to the world and social media? For the loved one (friend or family)  who is an adventurous coffee addict – Veer from the well-known coffee brands and try something from the African continent.  You will be surprised… Read more >

ADDO ELEPHANT PARK

This is one of SANPARKS’ 19 national parks and situated in the adventure province of  the Eastern Cape.  At the moment it ranks third in size following on the famous Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi in the Northern Cape Province. It is not as big as Kruger and as crowded as Kruger, but still give you a wildlife experience like none other.  Here you can not only see the Big Five but also, hyena, warthogs, various buck species, zebra, smaller creatures and birds (more than 417 species have been listed).  Remember that you will see lots and lots of elephants – it is after all Addo Elephant Park – and do not forget the smaller creatures and birds. The park is within easy reach for a day drive from Port Elizabeth.  Pack a picnic basket and leave early as the gates open at 06:00 during summer and closes at 18:00,… Read more >

10 AIRPORT HACKS

Travelling can be nerve wrecking, but I am sharing what works for me. Research the airline before you book your flight. I find “Seat Guru’ handy to have a look at the layout of the plane to decide what seat to choose.  I hate sitting in the row directly in front of the toilets.  There is a constant flow of passengers to and from it and I never fall asleep on a night flight.  If you are prone to always being cold, book an isle seat. Normally the general cold air circulations is along the window seats.  Spend money on quality luggage. You will not regret it. Just have a look at how they handle the suitcases when they unload and you will understand.  You do not want to be the one with the suitcase with the broken zip or detached wheels.  Small things can turn your trip into a… Read more >

THE AFRICAN SUN IS NOT FOR SISSIES!

The summer is once again upon us and most of us love the sun, whether we are going to the beach or the bush, but remember Africa is not for sissies. Be a sissie and slap on the sunscreen, put on your hat and slip on some long sleeves.  Always be prepared for the unexpected when you take on mama Africa’s sun. THE HOT AND THE SHORT We all know that we should not embark on a walking trail without a bottle of water in  your backpack, but  this also applies when you are in your vehicle searching for those elusive birds or animals to tick the checklist.  As soon as you start feeling thirsty you are becoming dehydrated.  Remember to consume enough fluids even if you are not very active. I always have to keep an eye on myself to consume enough fluids, especially when we are travelling, as… Read more >

PAYING HOMAGE TO HEROES

2018 marks the 70 year celebrations world wide of the icon Land Rover brand.    Now the mere words “Land Rover” is a bone of contention, because it stir up opposite emotions – love or hate.   The word “hate” sounds a bit harsh so I will rather refer to it as a “no love for a Land Rover”. At the celebrations held at the southern tip of Africa it was only love for Landies that was going around the whole weekend.  Everyone was discussing and checking out other Land Rovers, smiling and waving the Landy wave to your fellow stalwarts.  Make no mistake there were also the “no lover of Land Rovers” that were curious (and maybe envious) who made their way to the festival to have a look at the goings and doings of the Landy lovers. What an iconic weekend it was!  Sharing your story  (everyone who drives a… Read more >

WINSTON LE ROUX CABLE WAY, BAVIAANSKLOOF

THE STORY At the time that the farmer, Winston le Roux, embarked on building this cable way in 1967 on his farm in the Baviaanskloof (Eastern Cape) he was 33 years old. He set out identifying the right spot for the cable way by consulting aerial photographs of the Department of Agriculture. This was before GPS’s arrived on the scene.     Winston sourced the components of the cable from the nearby EP Cement quarries at Lime Bank, Loerie who operated an 11 kilometer cable way from the quarry at Lime Bank to Loerie station. The quarry did maintenance at regular intervals and some of the components of the cable way became redundant and Winston saw the opportunity to salvage it and build his cable way. More than 1 200 meters of cable were needed to cross the gorge at ground level. To bring the first wire cable through the… Read more >

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