Driving Cape Peninsula: A Day Trip from Cape Town

Geographically, Cape Town sits on the north side of the Cape Peninsula, and one of the best things to do in Cape Town is to explore a bit of the urban sprawl that stretches out onto the peninsula.  This easy day trip includes beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, one of the...

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: A 3-Night Safari

David’s brother came to visit us in South Africa, and of course, the top of everyone’s list of things to do is to go on a safari. We’d already been to Kruger National Park back in 2010, so this time we set our sights on a completely different side of South...

Diving Aliwal Shoal with Ragged-Tooth Sharks

When I got invited to go dive Aliwal Shoal with new friends, I jumped on the chance! Had I heard of Aliwal Shoal before? Yes. It’s one of the top dive sites in South Africa, maybe even the world. Did I know what I was getting myself into? Absolutely not. In the best way! My...

Cycling Durban’s Waterfront: The Golden Mile

Located on the southeast side of South Africa, Durban is all about the water. It’s known as one of South Africa’s top beach destinations, and of course, we wanted to explore this! We found out that bicycles are available for rent to ride along the “Golden...

Driving the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

After our boat tour and lunch in St Lucia, South Africa, our driver, Anand, took us through the gates of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park for a safari while we drove up to Cape Vidal. Getting to Cape Vidal We had hired a driver for the day through Bush & Beach Tours. Anand was...

St Lucia Estuary: Looking for Hippos

Our first trip out to see South Africa’s famous wildlife was to the St Lucia estuary to look for one of the most dangerous animals in Africa – the hippo! That’s right, hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. They are aggressive, weigh up to 4,000...

Safari in Kruger Park, South Africa with Honeyguide

Our jeep creeps to a stop, and Richard shuts off the engine.  Another jeep faces us, engine off and headlights shining in the dusk. We wait quietly, the noises of the park around us. Then, we see the movement; from the edges of the headlights next to us comes a pride of lions. ...