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What to expect on your first trip to the bush

Lynda
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If you are about to go on your first trip to the bush, be it an independent trip or on an organised safari,  you may wonder what to expect. You’ve seen the Nat Geo Wild documentaries of lion kills and a cheetah at great speed hunting a gazelle. You’ve seen elephant herds and wildebeest migrations

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How do I take my pet on holiday across the border ?

Lynda
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As more and more hotels and guest houses become pet friendly, so more and more people are enjoying taking their pets on holiday with them. After all, most dogs and cats are part of the family. But if you want to take your pet out of South Africa, how complicated is that going to be?

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How fables bring strong messages home

Lynda
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Do you remember, as a child,  being read the story of Hanzel and Gretel?  It frightened the life out of me! Most “fairy” tales were truly scary (I had nightmares). We also sang ring a ring of roses, holding hands and skipping in a circle, little knowing that 400 years before, this little song was

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What people overseas miss most about southern Africa.

Lynda
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There are some wonderful aspects of life in southern Africa for most people arriving here that, despite the negative things they hear in the news, leave a lasting and favourable impression. And they are also the things that when we travel or live abroad, we miss and look forward to coming home to. Here are

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How to get your kids to appreciate nature

Lynda
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Do your children suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder? Do they spend too much time indoors, in front of the tv or their computers, or in a hectic schedule of structured activities,? Technology dominates all our lives and the children of today are suffering stress, depression, pressure, obesity and only seem to be able to socialise

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Water and Life

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With the ever increasing cost of our fresh water supply and changing weather patterns around the world, saving water is on everyone’s mind, especially when drought hits us and we hear of the possibility of water shortages and even water wars. 70% of the earth is made up of water but only about 3% is

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To Chew or Not to Chew? That is the question

Lynda
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Travelling to other parts of the world often means being introduced to new food types and it is not uncommon when touring in Africa to have a choice of exotic game meat – from impala to kudu and even crocodile. And then, something really different for the majority of people would be to be faced

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How to restore your soul…. Royal Jozini style

Lynda
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Here is a slideshow presentation giving, in just a few minutes, an overview of what Royal Jozini is all about. A visual feast of scenery, lake, lodges, game, fishing and more, just to give you a taste of the real thing.  So that you might get a glimpse of what it might be like to

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At the site of a kill

Lynda
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With leopard spoor on the roadway and then the discovery of the remains of a baby bushpig up a tree, our GM at Royal Jozini Big 6, Jay, set up a videocam to see if the leopard would return.  Although there was no sign of this elusive cat…..we’re excited by the variety of nocturnal creatures

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Why did the elephant cross the road?

Lynda
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Perhaps more importantly, what should I do when the elephant crosses the road (close to me)? When going on an unguided game drive on your own, do learn a little bit about animal behaviour before you go, so that if you have a close encounter, you don’t panic. Elephants, the largest of all land mammals,

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