Category Archives: South Africa

Visiting South Africa: Hindsight is 20/20

For once, you don’t have to sit through…”why didn’t we do this…why didn’t we do that…I hated this hotel, etc….” The “Adventuring in South Africa” tour put together by Wilderness Travel was as close to perfection any trip could possibly

Stellenbosch and Constantia Wine Routes in South Africa

Whether or not you are an oenophile (wine connoisseur), semi-knowledgable about what you are drinking or classify wine as red, white or rose (like ex-Marine and myself), Stellenbosch and Constantia are the great wine routes in South Africa. Stellenbosch was

Klippe Rivier Country House in Swellendam, South Africa

It was less than 225 kms/140 miles from George to Klippe Rivier Country House in Swellendam heading west to Cape Town and if I thought Phinda Forest Lodge was spectacular, the group nearly fainted upon arrival at Klippe Rivier Country

Hike The Otter Trail in Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Leaving Knysna and those delicious oysters behind, the drive continued along the 80-mile stretch of the Garden Route to Storms River for two nights and our next lodge. Armagh Lodge is located just at the edge of Tsitsikamma Forest with

Eat Delicious Knysna Oysters Along The Garden Route, South Africa

Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast’s best known holiday destinations. A charming little town with cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea. The Knysna Lagoon supports a oyster hatchery and the

Ondini Historical Reserve, and Durban, South Africa

From the battlefields of Islandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, one last stop to the Ondini Historical Reserve. King Getshwayo chose to build his military capital, Ondini, not far from his father’s capital, KwaNodwengu. Short version – Ondini was burned by the