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How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

From humble beginnings, Cheslin Grobler started a successful string of coffee shops called Fleet Coffee in the Cape Winelands. This young entrepreneur has gone from barista to coffee shop owner, bringing great local coffee to a corner near you. Why “Fleet” Coffee? Cheslin grew up in the Cape Winelands and called Wellington ‘home’. While at…

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By soninkec, August 9, 2017
Panning for Gold in Pilgrim’s Rest

Panning for Gold in Pilgrim’s Rest

“Pilgrim’s Rest, where ghosts are still panning for gold.” Pilgrim’s Rest is one of those places full of history. You can feel it in your bones. As we took the R533 that curved along the mountain side, we could sense it. It was a place of gold. This old mining town in Mpumalanga dates back…

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By soninkec, June 17, 2017
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Pancakes and Castles at Graskop

Pancakes and Castles at Graskop

Today was road trip day. After two successful trips into Kruger National Park, my uncle decided to show us the other treasures hidden in this part of Mpumalanga. We were to drive east towards Graskop, a little tourist town. Then northeast towards the edge of the world, to peer through God’s Window. Once there, we would…

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By soninkec, June 17, 2017
Peering through God’s Window in Mpumalanga

Peering through God’s Window in Mpumalanga

I stood on my tippy toes at the edge of the world. My eyes tried to pierce the haze to catch sight of the Indian Ocean beyond Mozambique. I am perched at God’s Window, approximately 1 730m above sea level. The precipice is part of the very eastern Drakensberg Mountain range that forms part of the…

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By soninkec, June 15, 2017
Into the Wild: A Roadtrip to Onder Sabie

Into the Wild: A Roadtrip to Onder Sabie

We geared up for a full day road trip into Kruger National Park. We started early in the morning with our hopes high to see the Big Five but settled for a different kind of magic near Onder Sabie in the south of the Kruger. The plan was to go deep into the Kruger today….

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By soninkec, June 14, 2017
7 Tips for Wildlife Photography when on Safari

7 Tips for Wildlife Photography when on Safari

If you are heading out on an expedition into Africa, it is always nice to create memories and have a little something to take home. We imagine beautiful images of a herd of zebras sprawled like on the cover of National Geographic, or that moment when you capture a lion mid-roar. The truth is, wildlife…

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By soninkec, June 11, 2017
Sunny on Safari: Exploring Kruger National Park

Sunny on Safari: Exploring Kruger National Park

I was wriggling on my bed all night, anxious for the sun to rise. The rush of the Sabie river alongside our bungalow at Kruger Park Lodge kept me awake on the couch. This was my first safari experience this far east in the country. I was excited to explore a different kind of wilderness, and the…

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By soninkec, June 10, 2017
Dinner and a Show at Zandvliet Wine Estate

Dinner and a Show at Zandvliet Wine Estate

To make the most of Wacky Wine, we decided to book ourselves for a four-course meal for an authentic and slow farm experience. But this year’s Wacky Wine had conjured the wrath of a gale force wind. We left McGregor well after sunset and had to battle the forces of nature to reach Zandvliet Wine Estate. The…

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By soninkec, June 9, 2017
A Not-So-Wacky Wine Weekend

A Not-So-Wacky Wine Weekend

We set off for Wacky Wine Weekend fully geared for winter in the Klein Karoo. I packed winter coats, boots, gloves and a load of bedding. If past experiences were anything to go by, we would be expecting a wet weekend with snowcapped Langeberg Mountains. Wacky Wine Weekend is a local wine festival dedicated to…

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By soninkec, June 7, 2017
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A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

It felt good to be nestled in my corner of the world again. It had been a while since I was back in the little village of McGregor where I grew up. I take a moment to breathe in the silence. I arrived on Friday night a while after sunset. The road trip up from McGregor…

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By soninkec, May 31, 2017
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