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Sailing the Coast of South Africa

We spent 70 days in South Africa, sailing the coast from Richards Bay to Cape Town.   Strategy for Sailing Around South Africa For many boats coming from the Indian Ocean, South Africa is a bit of a haven – protected from cyclones, favorable exchange rate, lots of services and luxuries available.  However, it is…

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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 most beautiful drives in the…

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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 Africa: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park….

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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 Mile”, Durban’s beachfront promenade. No longer a mile long,…

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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 lbs, and have huge teeth. More…