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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Wild Shots debuts in Cape Town

Earlier this month a friend asked if I wanted to volunteer at Wild Shots, a Wildlife Photography Symposium at Iziko Museum in Cape Town. I gladly offered up my Saturday. The wildlife photo conference was to be held in conjunction with the 2012 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. My volunteer partner was a guy […] → Continue Reading Wild Shots debuts in Cape Town

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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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Kruger deploys police, soldiers, as rangers plan strike

Skukuza – Kruger spokesperson William Mabasa said the deployment of the police and soldiers would ensure that no visitors or animals, especially rhinos, are vulnerable during the protest. “More police officers and soldiers will be deployed to protect our rhinos from being poached. Rhino poachers always take advantage of situations like this,” said Mabasa. “It is […] → Continue Reading Kruger deploys police, soldiers, as rangers plan strike

The Narrows themselves

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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