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What to pack when travelling to eSwatini

Lynda
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What do I need to know when travelling to the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland)?   This small landlocked country inside South Africa is a place filled with diverse natural beauties and culture. eSwatini / Swaziland is famous for their excellent craftsmen and have many markets around the country. Ruled by their king Mswati III, Swaziland

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Royal Jozini’s 2018 Fishing Competition is ON!

Lynda
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  We have not had a fishing competition on Lake Jozini for four years due to the drought. But the water level is up enough for us to have a good launch in a deep channel, and to get out there fishing once again! So, 2018 sees our fishing competition back on – registration is

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No matches? Some ingenious ways to light a fire!

Lynda
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NO matches and your lighter fuel has run out? How to start a fire with easily accessible items! I have watched many episodes of “Naked and Afraid” and other survival shows and seen wild men of the woods and survivalists battle to start a fire with two sticks.  Sometimes it takes them days – and

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If it is legless and slithers, is it a snake?

Lynda
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What makes a Giant Legless Skink a skink instead of a snake? Why is it often called a “Glass Lizard”? This might help you to be able to distinguish this lizard from a snake the next time you find yourself looking at a long, slithery, legless reptile!  It’s not unlikely that you’d come into contact

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What is “Elephanting”?

Lynda
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Well, Royal Jozini is a game reserve in all its natural, wild glory, not a sanctuary where orphaned baby elephants are cared for. So the herd at Royal Jozini roams and lives free and naturally. So Elephanting is NOT being able to have an elephant give you a big “trunk kiss” or for you to

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Domoina, Drought and a touch of Dineo

Lynda
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Here’s some background and startling visuals on the major weather events in Southern Africa over the last few decades – from Domoina, to drought, to a touch of Dineo. At the end of 1983, the Pongolapoort Dam (fondly known as Jozini Dam) was at 13% of its capacity and generally thought of as a bit

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Pongolapoort Dam – some history

Lynda
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Here’s some interesting information about the history of the Pongolapoort Dam, which flows into Swaziland – where it is known as Lake Jozini. Prior to the construction of the Pongolapoort Dam the land was Africa’s first formally recognised conservation area. The Pongola Game Reserve was proclaimed in 1894 by the then President of the Transvaal

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Update – January 2017 – Travelling in and out of South Africa with children.

Lynda
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It’s changing again ….. documentation requirements for travelling in and out of South Africa are relaxing …….but don’t take a chance! For eighteen months there has been confusion, anger and many tears shed over the anti-child trafficking regulations that the South African government brought into being, which meant that every child leaving and entering South

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Schizo or Schisto – get your head around these little parasites

Lynda
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Schizo or Schisto ? Schistosoma flukes could have your brain confused, wondering why, where and what has caused your symptoms of diarrhoea, fever and a rash.  And it could be anything up to 3 months after you have been wading in a dam fishing, or have taken a dip in a river before symptoms appear

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Is there space for elephants?

Lynda
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Is there space for elephants? There are historical records to tell us that African elephants appeared about 4 million years ago – but there are less than half a million left in the whole of Africa today – and as you read this, another one will have been killed for its ivory tusks. In the

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