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

Hippos & People in the Okavango Delta

It is a fact that hippos kill more people annually than any other African mammal besides humans. So how does the relationship with the people in dugout canoes and the resident hippo population in the Okavango Delta work? Hippo bulls are highly territorial and have their “hippo pools” which they defend from other hippo males […] → Continue Reading Hippos & People in the Okavango Delta

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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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Caving in Cape Town

Last week People Like Us Safaris set out on an exploration through some unique caves in the Table Mountain range. They are unusual in the sense that they were not formed in limestone but in sandstone and quartzite. These caves and particularly the tunnels that we entered are not widely used or even known about […] → Continue Reading Caving in Cape Town

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