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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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A Brief History of Cape Town

The Bantu and the Dutch To understand Cape Town, and in fact to understand South Africa as a whole, factors of history, race and politics are inescapable. This, of course, is true for most places, but some more than others, and South Africa more than most. Perhaps the most interesting and little known fact is […]

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The Royal Natal National Park South Africa

The Drakensberg Mountains, or uKhahlamba (Barrier or Spears) in Zulu, is a place of profound practical and symbolic importance to South Africa. It is the central watershed that gives rise to the three iconic rivers of the Vaal, the Tugela and the Orange; it is the physical landmark that split the Bantu Migration into the […]

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Travel in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been in the news for quite a while now for all the wrong reasons. prior to the political crisis of 2000 it was one of the most popular destinations in the region. The country had a reputation for offering some of the best destinations, for friendliness, accessibility and safety, and in many ways […]

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