Archive: South Africa

A Few Things That Surprised Us: South African Edition

Before we close the South African chapter of our trip, there are a few things we would be remiss not to mention....

By Meredith Bragg | February 17, 2006; 07:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Dying For The Cure

When travelling in Southern Africa, it is assumed malaria will be an issue, so a few weeks before leaving for our trip we made the dreaded doctor's appointment. After some consultation, we were given prescriptions for a malaria prophylactic and...

By Meredith Bragg | February 8, 2006; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (5)

Three Hour Tarzan

The Karkloof Canopy Tour is advertised as the one of the longest canopy tours in Africa, but it was still over too quickly. It's a wonderful experience to fly through the air, suspended on a line expertly woven through the...

By Meredith Bragg | February 6, 2006; 07:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Visiting the Townships

We visited the Khayalitsha (which means "new home") target="new">township on a Sunday so we could hear the joyful sound of a packed church service across the street from Vicky's, one of the first South African businesses to offer township accommodation...

By Meredith Bragg | January 29, 2006; 03:25 PM ET | Email a Comment

Cape Town Touring

Having suffered from chronic motion sickness since I was a small child (there once was a car named the "barf-mobile" due to my unfortunate tummy troubles), I get nervous nausea from the mere suggestion that we travel by motor coach....

By Meredith Bragg | January 24, 2006; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Last Supper

During long trips we tend to lose track of time. I have come to the realization that our time here has been defined by memorable animal encounters, rather than days of the week. (Thursday = rhino/giraffe day, Friday = hippo/elephant...

By Meredith Bragg | January 22, 2006; 04:03 PM ET | Email a Comment

Night Drives

Yesterday, we went for a night drive. These are doled out sparingly -- one per customer -- and replace your normal afternoon drive. The previous night, two Australians in our tour group came back with tales of lions and prowling...

By Meredith Bragg | January 17, 2006; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (1)

Africa Hot

We have been on safari for less than 48 hours and already we have racked up an impressive list of sightings: elephants, giraffe, leopards, lions, buffalo, rhino, hippo, wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck, hartebeest, kipspringer, duiker, zebra, vervet monkey, baboon, and countless...

By Meredith Bragg | January 15, 2006; 06:04 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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