Monthly Archives: November 2010

4×4 Modifications – Gerbers 4WD – Highly Recommended…

For many of us, next to a home, a vehicle is going to be the liability with the next highest value.I say liability because, as soon as the salesman rubs his hands in anticipation of his commission, the value of … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Karoo National Park – Chapter VI (Final Chapter)

To be honest, we were rather pleased at leaving Addo. It was nothing the animals said, I promise. It was more the cloying, oppressive realisation that there were just too many people around. It was with these thoughts that we … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Chapter V – Addo Continued

Arriving back in camp just after sundown, we took a walk around the place before supper. At one side, there is a floodlit hide near a waterhole, where you can watch wild game considering a career in show business. After … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Episode IV – Addo

Striking camp at Mountain Zebra Park took just over an hour. This was because the cold and copious condensation on the tent and grass making packing a slippery challenge. Waving goodbye to the flora and fauna – and earning a … Continue reading

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Diwali, Guy Fawkes, Fireworks…. Yaay…. or not.

It’s amusing to watch what sort of people become hysterical over the effect that the fireworks have on animals during celebrations such as Diwali, Guy Fawkes, Chinese New Year and many others. I’m not talking about those sick, small minded … Continue reading

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The Sitar–Cresta… Most agreeable.

You would be forgiven for thinking that a Sitar is a stringed musical instrument used mostly in Indian folk music. You would also be totally correct. However, as it happens, we found ourselves on the most favourable end of a … Continue reading

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Drakensberg Travels – Chapter two of three – Sani Valley Lodge

Following a convoluted series of minor roads, and making one or two wrong turns in the process (Don’t trust your GPS further than you can throw the dashed thing; that daft wench in the machine only knows the main routes), … Continue reading

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