Category Archives: Travel South Africa

Sleeping and Dining in Graskop, Blyde Canyon, South Africa

August 20-23, 2016 Westlodge We stayed three nights in the honeymoon suite recuperating from jetlag after the long flights from the States. This low key yet attentive establishment fit the bill perfectly. The room was spacious and quiet. There was … Continue reading

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Hiking Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde Canyon, South Africa

August 22, 2016 These river carved potholes and waterfalls make for a dramatic stop off of Route 532, between Graskop and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. While popular with nearly everyone passing through this area, it wasn’t too crowded on … Continue reading

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Hiking Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Trails, South Africa

August 21, 2016   Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort offers a network of trails with pretty views of the canyon. For active hikers the area is worth exploring, but you will probably exhaust much of the network in less than … Continue reading

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Blyde River Canyon, SA in August

August 20, 2016 We started our travels in Southern Africa with a 3 day out and back trip from Johannesburg to Blyde River Canyon near Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa. We thought the region, highly praised in Lonely … Continue reading

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Cape Town – Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Written October 11, 2011 Last day in South Africa With hopes of hiking to the top of Table Mountain, at the first rays of morning light I darted to the window to check the prognosis. The previous night’s weather forecast … Continue reading

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Franschhoek to Cape Town, South Africa

Written October 10, 2011 Before breakfast we took a quick spin around town but the warm evening air had brought a blanket of fog to Franschhoek, so no morning views of the mountains encircling this incredible valley. Le Ballon Rouge … Continue reading

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Hermanus to Franschhoek, South Africa

Written October 9, 2011 Breakfast at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse was served in the downstairs open plan living area with fabulous views of the rugged shore. A more formal affair, Jena our hostess is dressed in crisp white matching the … Continue reading

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