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Highland Lodge, a Little Oasis in the Stormberg

Rating: The Eastern Cape is an odd landscape of high desert, alpine highlands and the soft hill country that falls away from the southern Drakensberg. Without the obvious open plains and thundering hooves appeal of the popular imagination, this region is no less intrinsically African than the Serengeti, or other iconic landscapes that speak so […]

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Eastern Cape Evening

Fishing in Rhodes, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013(The image on the left is Tony Keitzman in 1992 with a prize winning trout) Leaving KwaZulu/Natal and entering the Free State is also about leaving the brash, California style mindset of that particular part of […]

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Fishing – or Not – the Beautiful Thukela River

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013The Thukela River proved to be a disappointment. The story begins a few miles south in the Giant’s Castle Reserve where I fished the Bushman’s River, catching several ten inch brownies, but once again, as had […]

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Eastern Cape Evening

Small Stream Fishing on the the Bushman’s River

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013After spending a week or so at the coast to take refuge from a wave of turbulent weather that washed over the sub-continent towards the end of January, and after taking care of a little bit […]

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Amazian River Lodge, Underberg

Rating: The Umzimkulu River begins its journey in the highlands of the Drakensberg, reaching the ocean near Port Shepstone. In between it meanders through the hills and foothills of the Berg, a soft landscape of picturesque farms, grass clad hills and occasional copses of woodland. In the distance the ramparts of the Drakensberg Escarpment diminish […]

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Nyanga Zimbabwe

Connemara Township, Nyanga – A Fly Fisherman’s Paradise

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013The greatest peril in life lies in the fact that human food consists entirely of souls. All the creatures that we have to kill and eat, all those that we have to strike down and destroy […]

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Cairo to Lagos

Royal Geographical Society’s Hidden Journeys Cairo to Lagos

View Northern Africa from the air with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys The Hidden Journeys Project aims to enliven the flying experience and transform it into a fascinating exploration of the people, places and environments thousands of metres below by providing inspiring information to air travellers about the parts of the world […]

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Dar to Johannesburg

Royal Geographical Society’s Hidden Journeys Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

View South-eastern Africa from the air with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys  The Hidden Journeys Project aims to enliven the flying experience and transform it into a fascinating exploration of the people, places and environments thousands of metres below by providing inspiring information to air travellers about the parts of the world […]

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Royal Geographical Society’s Hidden Journeys London to Dar es Salaam Flight

Fly the length of Africa with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys  The Hidden Journeys Project aims to enliven the flying experience and transform it into a fascinating exploration of the people, places and environments thousands of metres below by providing inspiring information to air travellers about the parts of the world they […]

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The Hidden Journeys Project – Travel Africa By Air

Royal Geographical Society’s Hidden Journeys Project The Royal Geographical Society is a highly august institution founded in 1830 by the learned gentlemen of London as a debating and dining society, but also to promote geographic awareness and to provide some intellectual and financial impetus to the exploration of a world that, although broadly speaking mapped […]

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