Tag Archives: Tsitsikamma

The Amazing Bloukrans Bungy

The Bloukrans bridge in the Tsitsikamma area (South Africa), is an impressive structure. Constructed between February 1980 and June 1983, the bridge stands at a height of 216m above the Bloukrans River. Its central span is 272m and the bridge is 451m in length in total (Wikipedia). The primary function of the bridge is as […]

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A zip-line adventure: How to scare your team into bonding

I am a wimp. Ever since I left the playground swings, I have made sure to keep my feet firmly on the ground. A fear of heights and  bad balance combined with motion sickness, have excluded me from any activity which can be termed risky or for adrenaline junkies. I don’t do amusement park rides, […]

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7 Links: A Peek Into My Archives

I do not usually formally accept blogging “awards” I get nominated for. Firstly, because I can’t think of anything remotely witty to write as an “acceptance speech”, but I also find it difficult to pass on the “honour”. However, I’m accepting this nomination from 2Summers (see her post here) because it is different.  I had […]

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Go Take a Hike: Here Be Dragons

The Otter trail is considered by many to be the holy grail of hiking trails in South Africa. After completing the hike recently I have to agree. The trail winds through the rugged terrain of the Tsitsikamma Coastal and Marine Reserve and also includes some challenging river crossings. Many times when you are traversing the […]

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Go Take a Hike: The essential guide to gaining weight in five days!

Note from Lisa: So Willie has agreed to write a few guest posts on the my blog re: The Otter Trail. Yay! 🙂 It turns out he’s got quite a lot to say, so be patient, your questions will eventually all get answered. He’ll also be responding to any comments to his posts personally! Over […]

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Go Take a Hike: And They’re Off . . .

[If you missed the previous installment Go Take a Hike: A Tale of Two Bags click here.] Monday night was busy in our house. There was equipment laid out ready for packing, daily food packs were being put together, super-light hi-tech fabric clothing was being rolled into little “worms”. I have to hand it to […]

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Go Take a Hike: A Tale of Two Bags

If you ever need to plan an expedition, and you’ve never done it before, my advice would be don’t. Get Willie – or somebody like him – to go with you and take care of that side of things. Willie is a planner – in his profession life and in his personal endeavors. He does […]

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