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Do you know your roots?

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Forever Badplaas

If you know that Badplaas was once an Aventura Resort, you’re giving away your age. The new Forever Resorts group consisting of family resorts in popular towns like Warmbaths, Loskopdam, Tshipise and Pletternberg Bay, also includes Badplaas, in Mpumalanga. We only got … Continue reading

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West Coast Waltz

I’m woken by the wind, pulling against the storm ropes.  For the umpteenth time I mentally thank everyone who advised me to get some for this trip to the windy Cape.  Today we explore the heart of the West Coast.  … Continue reading

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Leisurely Lambert’s Bay

We had survived yet another windy night in our Campmaster nylon tent.  We were not willing (or able) to fork out thousands for a canvas or rip-stop tent, so we rely on water-proof fire-retardant nylon to protect us from wind … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

I had slept like a baby, but the moment the alarm goes off and I open my eyes the heat press down on me like a smothering blanket and I’m up in a flash.  Eager to be on the road … Continue reading

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Highways and Heatwaves

The best thing about starting out early on the first day of a vacation is that you are too excited to sleep anyway.  When the alarm went off at quarter past 3am it felt like I had just closed my … Continue reading

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Roadtrippin’ the West Coast

I returned from a year in the UK at the beginning of 2010 and I promised myself this: a holiday to the West Coast.  After a year of dreary days slaved away in a restaurant and visits to the dam-like … Continue reading

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