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Dec 19, 2017 - Land of the waterfalls

We spent 2 wonderful days here on our way to Kruger. Graskop is a small town in the Mpumalanga province. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp but it now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. The name is Afrikaans for grassy peak. “God’s Window”, a scenic view from the escarpment of the Lowveld below, is located outside the town as well as copious amounts of waterfalls. It is also the gateway to the Blyde River Canyon, the second biggest canyon in the world.

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Oct 16, 2013 - Panorama tour

Oct 14, 2013 After another restless night, during which I decided to use my wake time productively to continue my blog, we were awakened by the melodious alarm on my phone in the deepest REM sleep of the morning. However, we couldn't afford to sleep in as we had arranged to go on a 'panoramic' tour to many picturesque sites within driving distance from Hazyview. Hazyview, elevation 550m, was named for the perennial fog that enshrouded the area being situated in the bottom of a valley. It is a modern town with a busy commercial area and a...

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African Safari 2013

Jan 8, 2007 - more pics!

So the shark diving was really cool, but we learned a valuable lesson. When South Africans say to wear sun screen they mean it. even though it was a cloudy day we both got fried. Not to mention the 12 meter boat, (36 ft) was loving the 3 meter (9 ft) swells and at least half the boat was barfing over the side. Not us though. So after a day of recovery we headed east to Plettenburg Bay with a little detour past the true souther tip of Africa. Hope you enjoy these, theres more to come.

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Jun 8, 2005 - On to Kruger

Hi everyone, Today is the first official day of the overland trip with Africa Travel Company. We are leaving from the Backpackers Ritz in Johannesburg and heading east to Hazyview, a town near the gates of Kruger National Park, one of the premier game viewing locations in Africa. Last night we had a predeparture meeting to let everyone meet each other and talk about what lies ahead. Overall, there are 11 people embarking on this 11-day leg of the trip to Victoria Falls. Out of the 11, 7 are Aussies with one person each from England, Israel...

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