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Welcome to our blog where we will regularly comment on actual happenings around traveling in/to Africa and other facts we find interesting. Please note that it reflects our own opinion and all comments and exchange is highly appreciated.

Timbavati - A true wildlife paradise!

After our first night in Johannesburg we hit the road direction North/East of South Africa to go on the long anticipated safari and spend some time in the bush. The roads to Hoedspruit mainly are in a good condition, just the occasional heavy truck driving 20 km/h was testing our patience. A little more than half-way we had a little break is the cozy little town of Dullstroom which looks like everything but South Africa. Surrounded by green mountains with needle woods and ponds to go trout fishing it actually looks way more like Ireland than Africa at all. After we stocked up with Biltong and Dry Wors we took the stunning road through the JG Strydom Tunnel into the Lowveld which is a scenic drive throughout!

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Johannesburg, the pleasant surprise!

In October last year we traveled to South Africa, mainly to enjoy the wonderful country but also to visit some long time friends and partners and last but not least to check out new places and locations and experience them first hand. I will share my personal experiences and views on our blog in the upcoming weeks.

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Big 5 Review Part 6- Madikwe Game Reserve

„This is like watching National Geographic”. That was one if the first sentences our guide Dennis said on the evening game drive through Madikwe Wildlife Reserve.

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Big 5 Review Part 5- Waterberg Game Reserve

After these 5 nights of greater Krueger experience and a bag filled with wonderful wildlife impressions, we headed north to the Waterberg Reserve. It is a 5 hours’ drive through lots of fruit plantations. It was nice to have a change of perspective and to suck up the vibes when driving through the changing landscapes, small towns and villages.

 

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Big 5 Review Part 4 - Umlani Bush Camp

“I have seen on your registration form that you are from Clervaux in Luxembourg. I have been in Clervaux several years ago and walked from there to Marnach. “

 

We were in SA for 6 days now and felt like Aliens because Luxembourg is a dot on a map and nobody really knew it. But then our guide in the Umlani Bushcamp even knew our hometown!  He visited Luxembourg because he wanted to see where his grandfather was based during WWII.  What a coincidence, sometimes it is a small world.

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Big 5 Review Part 3 - Sausage Tree

Three years ago, I was sitting in front of my laptop and I was looking at a Facebook Post from a friend. He posted some pictures of a camp called “Sausage Tree Safari Camp” in the Greater Krueger area in South Africa. The picture showed a luxury tent in the African Bush and the view one had when looking outside while lying on the bed. I fell in love with that scenery and gave myself the promise that one day I will go to that place no matter how long it will take.

 

And here I was, holding a Rum & Coke in my hand while lying in the pool with view over the water hole. This is an amazing feeling when you are in the middle of the Bush during a heatwave.

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