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A Kruger Getaway

August 16th, 2010

Pretoriuskop Camp, Kruger National Park
Near: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
GPS: -25.16949, 31.26876
When: 2007-06-23

Highveld Sunrise

Highveld Sunrise

Driving through a before-sunrise white wonderland of, well, frost, we made our way east to the Kruger National Park. We are very fond of our birthday getaways there and making this the new RAV’s first one, we’re sure that it would be as special and memorable… » Read more: A Kruger Getaway

Suikerboschfontein Hike

April 23rd, 2006

Suikerboschfontein Hiking Trail
Near: Carolina, Mpumalanga, South Africa
GPS: -25.94798, 30.27607
When: 2006-04-22 to 2006-04-23
Who: Thinus, Naas, Stefan, Mariaan, Anculien, Elizna, Willie, Laetitia, Conrad, Chris, Petronel, Nico, Denise..

SuikerboschfonteinThis was a weekend hike on a farm near Carolina. The walking distance for day one is 10.2km, and day two 9.4km. The camp sites were very nicely equipped with warm water, fire places, and mattresses.

Being in Mpumalanga highveld, the cool air was an unpolluted clean blue, and the surroundings a healthy green, with springs of crystal clear water bubbling out everywhere from the ground in this deep gorge in the earth. » Read more: Suikerboschfontein Hike

Blydepoort Canyon

December 25th, 2005

Aventura Blydepoort Holiday Resort
Near: Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga, South Africa
GPS: -24.57509, 30.778072
When: 2005-12-25 to 2005-12-26
Who: Thinus, my parents

Blydepoort CanyonThis is one place I just love to go to: The Panorama Route through the “place where the sun rises”, Mpumalanga. This whole part of our land is scattered with waterfalls, forests, majestic views and history.

The awesome Blydepoort Canyon, with the Three Rondawel mountain peaks, and the breath taking view from God’s Window, where the Highveld and Lowveld meet, will never be a dull trip to take. » Read more: Blydepoort Canyon