Tag Archives: South Africa

Challenge Accepted: Bunny Chow- a Traditional South African Meal

I have not officially done a “challenge” in a while and decided that now is as good of a time as any.  Noel challenged me to write about South African food and Zelda challenged me to prepare a dish. I figure … Continue reading

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Legends Golf and Safari Resort

In July I planned a surprise weekend getaway for Brant. He had no idea where we were going until we arrived at Legends Golf and Safari Resort.  The draw to this destination for a quick vacation is their famous Extreme … Continue reading

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Soweto Bike Tour

One of my good friends here, Annie, chose to celebrate turning 27 by getting a group together to spend 4 hours touring Soweto on a bicycle.  Soweto, short for South Western Townships, is the largest township in South Africa. It … Continue reading

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Mandela Capture Point

We took a detour on our route from Durban to Pretoria in order to visit the Mandela Capture Point Monument Sculpture.  The monument was erected where Nelson Mandela was arrested after being on the run for 17 months. He was subsequently sentenced … Continue reading

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Durban and the Oyster Box Hotel

Durban is a popular beach destination in South Africa and located 620 kilometers (385 miles) southwest of Pretoria. In February, we decided to visit the area and made reservations at the Oyster Box Hotel. Road trips in this country can be very … Continue reading

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An “I’m having an Africa day” Quiz

My friends and I were talking the other day how we all have “Africa days” where it just kind of stinks being here. I feel fortunate that I mostly have great days and really enjoy living abroad, however, it is … Continue reading

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Our First Visitors: Part 3- Panoramic Route, Christmas, and Soweto

On the way back from safari we decided to detour and drive along the highly touted Panoramic Route in Mpumalanga.  There are a lot of stops along the route, most notably, God’s Window (which on a clear day you can … Continue reading

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Our First Visitors- Part 2: Safari

Going on safari was truly amazing.  We stayed for 3 nights at Nzumba Lodge which is part of the Klaserie Nature Reserve and located in Greater Kruger National Park.  Everything about the accommodation was exceptional.  It is very private, you … Continue reading

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Our First Visitors: Part 1- Touring around Pretoria

Pretty much all of South Africa shuts down during December and people go on holiday (I still call it vacation, but when in Rome….).  We were fortunate to have Willa and Elizabeth take the longest flight in the world to … Continue reading

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SANSUI Summer Cup

One of the most fun things we’ve done since arriving in Pretoria is go to the SANSUI Summer Cup, which is like the Kentucky Derby for Horse Racing in South Africa.  It was also much cheaper than the actual Kentucky … Continue reading

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