One backpack each and a small cooler for the beers.

Into The Wilderness: Two Nights In A Mountain Hut

I’m perched on the edge of a cliff, a winding valley with a small river rushing through it lies before me. To my right, towering snow-capped peaks bastion the undulating Fynbos-covered landscape that rolls beneath it. We have escaped the humdrum of the city for two nights in the Du Toit’s Kloof mountains. A wood […] → Continue Reading Into The Wilderness: Two Nights In A Mountain Hut

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Orange River: Life as a river rat

“Lifejackets!” shouts our guide Yango John. Yikes – that means there’s a rapid ahead. And this one’s a biggie. It’s called Sjambok, probably for a reason. My sister Sammie and I are paddling together and we shout instructions at each other as we get close. The rushing water is carrying us through a narrow channel. […] → Continue Reading Orange River: Life as a river rat

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Catch Big Barbel on an Orange River Tour

Barbel or Sharp-tooth Catfish *Clarias gariepinus are easily the largest freshwater fish in South Africa and there are some real monsters in the Orange River. So how do you go about catching one? Recently a group of friends and I set off for a week of wild camping and canoeing down the mighty Orange River. […] → Continue Reading Catch Big Barbel on an Orange River Tour

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Earthcare Travels with PLUS

In June this year PLUS provided an adventurous family holiday for the founders of Earthcare productions in India. We saw it all from the coastal plains, deserts and mountains of Namibia to the Okavango delta, savannahs and salt pans of Botswana. We did wild camping, stayed in luxury permanent tents and comfortable lodges; we drove, […] → Continue Reading Earthcare Travels with PLUS

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Namibia’s landscapes- a photographic Mecca

On our latest adventure with People Like Us! Our first big stop was Sossusvlei and Deadvlei in the Namib Desert. In the early morning we were greeted by the life-giving fog which many of the animals rely on as their only source of moisture. We then set out to find some of these smaller animals. […] → Continue Reading Namibia’s landscapes- a photographic Mecca

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The Disappearance of The Springbok ‘Mega’ Herds

Nowadays when people on game drives see springbok in national parks and game reserves they are often impressed by the sheer numbers in the herds. These “big” herds though are merely the left overs of what once covered the lands of South Africa and Namibia. It was these “mega” herds of springbok encountered by the […] → Continue Reading The Disappearance of The Springbok ‘Mega’ Herds

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The Wild Coast – South Africa’s best kept secret

  Visiting South Africa’s Wild Coast is like taking a 100 year leap back in time. Aside for electricity and 4×4’s, little has changed on this unspoilt stretch of rivers, beaches and lagoons, south of Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) and north of East London (Eastern Cape).   Recently People Like Us Safaris headed out there with a […] → Continue Reading The Wild Coast – South Africa’s best kept secret

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A Hidden gem of the Cape’s West Coast

Recently on a birding and fishing adventure up the West Coast from Cape Town we discovered a resort which many Capetonians have not even heard of, never mind experienced. There we found what we were looking for… solitude, a log cabin on stilts practically over the water, an abundance of bird life and still sunny […] → Continue Reading A Hidden gem of the Cape’s West Coast

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Herping in Cape Town with People Like Us

Recently People Like Us Safaris had the pleasure of conducting a unique tour for three gents from Switzerland, unique in the sense that we went searching for the animals that most people try their utmost to avoid, South Africa’s creepy crawly slithery inhabitants! The focus was on reptiles, the study of which is called herpetology, […] → Continue Reading Herping in Cape Town with People Like Us

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