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Heavy rain has forced SANParks to close gravel roads and various other parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP), in particular the far northern area,  after they have received heavy rainfall since the early hours of Monday morning, 10 February 2020. …/ and Management would like to advise guests driving inside the Park to be on the look-out and avoid using the gravel roads until further notice. The high intensity rain, especially in the North of the Park should start clearing by tomorrow, 12 February /… — Kruger National Park (@SANParksKNP) February 11, 2020 According to a tweet posted by

You must please pay attention because there will be an exam tomorrow,” said Katot Meyer, who had just given my friend Raimund and I a list of conservation questions to think about. Blessed with a disarming sense of humour, in the Herman Charles Bosman mould, Katot made a joke at every turn. We saw evidence of this in the many signs displayed discreetly around the various campsites he showed us before we selected the dam site below Rondekop. For instance, down at the Keurbooms River campsites he has altered an old ‘Pay and Display’ parking sign to read: “Afrikaners don’t

Access to this beautiful resort is off the N11 between Loskopdam and 32kms from Middleburg. There is a short 3km gravel road drive from the main gate to reception. The dust road conditions are excellent allowing easy passage to all types of non 4X4 vehicles and normal sedans. Stop off at reception and the friendly staff will give you all the literature you need and a map of the resort before you make your way to the caravan park, mountain tents, log cabins or chalets that De Voetpadkloof has to offer. If you require the soothing waters of a large

Car launches are, more often than not, carefully manicured events that serve to show off a vehicle’s best qualities. While they do usually take place in spectacular locations, the emphasis is nearly always on the car, with little thought given to the travel experience. But for the launch of the new Everest, Ford managed to blend the best of both worlds into one heck of an experience in Botswana. The journey began with a flight to Maun, the go-to jump-off point for many a traveller heading into the Okavango Delta. We’d be spending two nights exploring the highlights of the

What do Stone Age humans dating back 125 000 years, the Khoekhoen people, the Xhosa people, the Boers, British forts, Percy Fitzpatrick (the writer of Jock of the Bushveld), Denys Reitz of Boer War fame, and the inventor of the jet engine have in common? Add to the list wingless dung beetles, a massive elephant called Hapoor, and a giant tortoise called Domkrag. If you answered Addo Elephant Park, you would be absolutely correct. I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful part of the Eastern Cape recently, for the first time in many years. Addo starts with A, the

Before I had even entered the resort’s office, I noticed the “Camp Rules” posted on the window: Smile often, relax and unwind, visit with friends, watch the sunset, make memories, sit by the fire, braai is a must. Now those are some “rules” I won’t mind obeying! Where was I? Eastco Holiday Resort Magaliesburg, just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and only some 24 km’s from the Cradle of Human Kind visitor’s centre at Maropeng. What was I doing? Exploring a few resorts in this lovely part of the world. I was also finally getting the chance to experience

On a recent trip to the Riebeeck Valley, where I camped at the Fish Eagle River Lodge, I had a couple of days to uncover what this picturesque area filled with magnificent scenery, vineyards as far as the eye can see and some very friendly folk had to offer. Within a diverse community such as this, you’re bound to bump into musicians, artists, farmers and a wide spectrum of highly entertaining people along the way. The owners of Fish Eagle Lodge are a prime example of what you can expect in the Riebeeck Valley. When I asked Steve if I

The novelist Douglas Adams famously said: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Unfortunately, I do not have the luxury of missing a deadline… I know our readers are anxiously awaiting each new edition of Caravan & Outdoor Life. But when Isuzu invites you on a Mozambique Adventure with the new mu-X, you have to throw caution into the wind and just go for it! Even though we wouldn’t be towing, with the chance to cross the border, stay in a five-star resort, and go exploring the surrounds (including some sand track driving

By Richard van Ryneveld The writer, poet and philosopher G.K. Chesterton once said: “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” I certainly learnt this lesson recently when I trundled out in my old Land Rover to camp in four different campsites surrounding my hometown of Greyton in the Cape. GREYTON ECO CAMP My first port of call was the Eco Camp down on the Riviersonderend River, just 3km from town. Entering the boom gate my first reaction was a

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