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Birding South Africa

BIRDING SOUTH AFRICABirding SA offers outstanding infrastructure, with regards to accommodation and food. Therefore birding in South Africa with its varied landscapes and wildlife make it one of the greatest countries in the world to bird in.  To find over...

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JAPAN TO RESUME COMMERCIAL WHALING

Commercial whalingI just read a very sad news article that I believe will have a severe impact on the global whale conservation effort. It was announced that Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling...

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Whale Trail Wine Walk

The Whale Trail Wine Walk is a totally unique package designed to enable hikers to experience the joy of a " Whale Trail" Whale viewing, mountain Fynbos, beaches , cliffs  combined with stunning wine walks in the Hemel en Aarde wine valley. Avoiding the...

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Whale Coast Hiking Trail

Whale Coast Hiking Trail The most popular whale coast hiking trail is without doubt the Whale Trail. Unfortunately bookings are very difficult to secure so bookings need to be made 1 year in advance. We make Whale Trail bookings on you behalf, and below is...

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Whale Trail Flowers

Whale Trail Flowers Whale Trail Flowers are not usually considered by most people who hike the De Hoop Whale Trail. They hike the trail for the dramatic weathered cliffs, glorious beaches, bird life and of course the prolific amount of Southern Right...

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Southern Right Whales

Southern Right WhaleGreat news for the Southern Right Whales. With all the bad news and negativity in the media, especially when it comes to the state of our marine resources, it's great to be able to share something rather more uplifting. On Saturday,...

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Cape Dwarf Chameleons Bradypodion pumilum The Cape Dwarf Chameleon. This small chameleon ranging in size from 2-15 cm ( including the tail) is  native to the Western Cape Province. They are usually considered endemic to the subcontinent, but some...

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Hermanus Overstrand Beach Walk

Hermanus Overstrand Beach WalkSopiesklipThe Hermanus Overstrand beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about.The Hermanus Overstrand beach walk starts at Grotto Beach's Blue Flag Beach, the distance from Grotto...

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Hermanus Breakaway Holiday

Hermanus Breakaway Holiday Hermanus Breakaway holiday with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Hermanus Breakaway holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our...

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Beach Walk

Beach walkSopiesklip Beach WalkThe beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about. The beach walk starts at Grotto Beach, Hermanus’ Blue Flag Beach. The distance from Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip is 6 kilometers, along...

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Overberg Holiday Breakaway

Overberg Holiday Breakaway Overberg holiday breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our...

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Breakaway Holiday

Breakaway Holiday Breakaway holiday with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure...

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Breakaway

Breakaway Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate located in Hermanus...

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Overberg Breakaway

Overberg Breakaway Overberg Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Overberg Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure...

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Hiking Getaways

Hiking GetawaysAfricansunroad Tourism offers three options for the perfect hiking getaways, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate Hermanus. Where...

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Hiking Getaway

Hiking Getaway Africansunroad Tourism offers three options for the perfect hiking getaway, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate Hermanus. Where...

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Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

Oudebosch Leopards GorgeThe Oudebosch Leopards Gorge hike is a day hike in the Kogelberg Nature reserve. Departure is from the conservation office close to the Oudebosch cabins, where one picks up a  permit at R40 per person. Because the hike requires...

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Palmiet River Walk

The Palmiet River Walk The Palmiet River is a typical Western Cape river in that it is supplied by winter rainfall.  The name is taken from the endemic, robust, semi-aquatic plant that flourishes along the river banks and marshy areas. The name derivation...

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Whale Trail Bookings

Whale Trail Bookings. The Whale Trail Bookings. This Hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, is a 6 day 5 night coastal wilderness hiking trail in one of the planets most beautiful & ecologically diverse floral kingdoms. And its the only floral kingdom...

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Kruger National Park bookings

Kruger National Park bookings Kruger National Park bookings, the park is situated in north-eastern South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and...

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in north-eastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do...

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Kogelberg Hike

Kogelberg HikeOverviewThe Kogelberg Hike. We offer 5 Kogelberg guided day hikes, and 2 overnight trails - guided or unguided. So the Kogelberg Biosphere encompasses the entire coastal area from Gordon’s Bay to the Bot River vlei, and inland to Grabouw and...

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Beach Walk

Beach WalkOur Beach walk. We planned the long beach walk from Grotto beach on the east of Hermanus. At the point where the Klein Rivier flows into the sea, to Klipgat Cave at De Kelders. The planning of the beach walk is important because if the mouth of...

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Hermanus Wine Walk

Hermanus Wine WalkThe Hermanus Overberg Wine Walk walk is guided, and one can choose from 2-4 days within the fynbos, vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley in the Overberg. The Hemel & Aarde Valley starts about 3 km from Hermanus...

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Hike South Africa

Hike South Africa When you Hike South Africa and experience De Hoop and the Whale Trail Hike - Cederberg - Kogelberg - Fernkloof and many more. Hike South Africa and experience Hiking Cederberg mountains and nature reserve are located near Clanwilliam (+...

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Hike Fernkloof Hermanus

Hike Fernkloof HermanusIf you hike Fernkloof Hermanus, you will be spoilt for choice because there are so many hiking options to chose from. We offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. There are some 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying...

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Hike Hermanus

Hermanus Fernkloof Hike Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Hermanus Fernkloof Hike.  There are almost 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty to choose from.  And because hiking is not for everyone, the Fernkloof Reserve has a botanical...

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Three Sisters Trail

Kogelberg Three sisters trail Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve The Kogelberg Three sisters trail starts on the north western side of the car park at the Kleinmond Golf Course. The Kogelberg Three sisters trail hike is an 8 km circular route, and one has the...

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Cederberg Hiking

Cederberg HikingCederberg Hiking and walksThere is a wide choice of accommodation options from camping, self catering cottages to 5 star lodges. Cederberg Hiking - One of the best ways to experience the area and its people is to walk the Heritage Route...

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Fernkloof Hermanus Hike

Fernkloof Hermanus HikeThe Fernkloof Hermanus Hike; we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve of various distances.There are some 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty professionally guided to suit your level of...

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Coriolis Force

Coriolis Force The Coriolis force like gravity is a force the affects many aspects of our daily lives on earth in a variety of different ways. The wind and the ocean waters are two of the most common elements on our planet that are directly affected by the...

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Ocean currents and Upwelling

Ocean currents and Upwelling Ocean currents-Upwelling, worldwide there are ocean currents that follow along predictable paths because of the constraints of the immovable continents and rotation of the earth. The position of the fixed land masses or continents and the...

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The African Penguin

The African Jackass PenguinGeneral informationThe scientific name: Spheniscus demersus or the African Jackass Penguin – from the Greek word spen, a “wedge”, referring to the streamlined swimming shape and demersus is a Latin word meaning “plunging”. The...

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Symbiotic relationships

SymbiosisSymbiotic relationshipsSymbiotic relationships may take various forms in nature. Parasitism, Commensalism, Amensalism and Mutualism. I am not going to discuss amensalism in any great detail because it is a very rare form. However the three most...

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Three Sisters Trail

Kogelberg-Three sisters trailKogelberg Biosphere ReserveThe Kogelberg-Three sisters trail starts on the north western side of the car park at the Kleinmond Golf Course. Kogelberg-Three sisters trail hike is an 8 km circular route, and one has the choice of...

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Hiking, Walking or Tramping

Hiking, Walking or TrampingDefinitionHikingHiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On...

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Whale Trail De Hoop Nature reserve

De Hoop Whale TrailDe Hoop Nature ReserveThe Whale Trail in the De Hoop Nature Reserve is a hike - tramp named after the more than a hundred Southern Right Whales that return to the waters of the De Hoop Nature Reserve every year to calve and mate.Video...

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Alien Plant Clearing

Alien Plant Clearing in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The threat to the Cape Floral Kingdom. Alien plant clearing is necessary to protect the fauna and flora of  the Cape Province. The Cape Province covers 717 800 square kilometers, approximately 60% of the area of...

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Nossob 4×4 Eco-trail – Botswana.

Botswana safari. Mabuasehube - Nossob 4x4 Eco-trail Botswana - Mabuasehube Game Reserve. Our Botswana safari started on the 15th Dec 2011, we arrived at Mabua gate at 15h00. The vehicle was stocked with 140 liters of water and 9 bags of firewood, in...

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The Whale Trek/Hike-in winter

Whale Trail hike in winter The Whale Trek or Hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve 5 night slack-packing trail.We recently returned from hiking the Whale Trek or Trail  on the Cape coast of South Africa in the De Hoop Nature reserve.. I now feel “qualified”...

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Whales and Southern Right Whale

Whales-Southern Right Whale Whales - Whaling  - a short history Whales-Southern Right Whale, have visited our South African coastline for centuries and Hermanus is one of their favourite playgrounds. Southern Right whales were given their name as they were considered...

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Afro-montane forest Assegaaibos in Fernkloof

Afromontane Forest  Afromontane forest - Fernkloof nature reserve Assegaaibos an example of an Afro-montane forest Walking in the Afromontane forest - Fernkloof nature reserve, we approached the pristine Afromontane forest called Assegaaibos .The tree...

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San Sebastian Experience

San Sebastian Gourmet Tours San Sebastian Gourmet Tours is an example of gastro tourism in a city where such a concept makes greatest sense. What most sign-ups have in common is an interest in the culinary life of a city where food and drink, rather than museums and...

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Whale Trail Adventure

From the dark lands of The Whale Trail Adventure to... This Whale Trail Adventure was my 5th whale trail and its beauty still takes my breath away! Whale Trail Adventure  Whale Trail Adventure - there had been an extensive burn in the De Hoop Reserve in...

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Echaurren in Rioja

Echaurren in Rioja Echaurren's head chef Francis Paniego is famous for his revolutionary & experimental take on local traditional cuisine.Portal del Echaurren restaurant  boasts  the first Michelin star of the Rioja region. Highlight of the spectacular meal was...

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Martin Berasategui in San Sebastien

Martin Berasategui The best of Martin Berasategui - Cuisine. Certainly a highlight of my Spanish Foodie expedition was a visit to Martins restaurant just outside of San Sebastian. He is a Basque chef and the holder of 8 Michelin stars in total which is more than any...

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Etxanobe in Bilbao

Etxanobe Etxanobe is a 2 Michelin star restaurant, situated on the top floor of Palacio Euskalduna in  Bilbao. Etxanobe Bilbao is rated by many to be one of the absolute best in Spain.In  September I  was blessed with a unique opportunity to work  as a chef in...

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Annie B’s kitchen in Vejer

Annie B’s Kitchen It is written that ” the best way to appreciate the culture of any area is through its food and its wine”I had come Vejer and to Annie B's kitchen to experience the Arab influence on the cuisine of Southern Spain. Vejer de la Frontera and Annie B's...

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