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The things they will confiscate at the border

Lynda
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Many of us tend to view our neighbouring states as additional South African provinces. That is until we arrive at the border and discover a whole new world. Our neighbouring countries have different rules and regulations with regards to what you can import and export. Understanding these rules can make the difference between a great

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Some local words and phrases that will enhance your Swazi adventure

Lynda
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Local people all over the world appreciate when visitors make an effort to embrace their local culture and language. The benefit to the traveller is an extended enjoyment of the time away as well as the hospitality shown by the locals. Sometimes just being able to greet and say a few basic phrases opens a

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Use this packing checklist and never be caught out again

Lynda
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Packing your luggage for a holiday adventure can be very frustrating and confusing at the best of times. Trying to anticipate the weather and activities ahead, while being conscious of not taking too much with you is not easy. Add to this the complications of travelling to a neighbouring country, potentially into self-catering accommodation and

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Shoot wildlife photos like a pro with these simple tips

Lynda
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Southern Africa provides plenty of opportunity for experiencing breath-taking nature, majestic wildlife and the hospitality of our people. Arriving back home we start looking through all the photos we took on our journey, and too often they just don’t come out right – they are shaky and out of focus, the colour is wrong and

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5.2kg Tiger!

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This magnificent Tiger fish was caught at Royal Jozini over the weekend of August 16th 2014.  Weighting 5.2kgs, it was caught off a jetty, in water only 1m deep. Proud fisherman, Ryan Goss, shows off his trophy which he caught at the very northern end of Lake Jozini. Lake Jozini (officially named Pongolapoort Dam in

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No more temporary passports to be issued!

Lynda
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The South African Department of Home Affairs announced that it will discontinue the issuance of Temporary Passports as of 01 September 2014. A Temporary Passport was initially issued as an interim travel document due to longer turn-around times taken to issue a Permanent Tourist Passport valid for ten years. This turn-around time has improved drastically,

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Who needs a visa to visit Swaziland?

Lynda
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Not South African and you want to go to Swaziland? The following Nationals Do NOT require a visa to enter the Kingdom of Swaziland: Andorra, Anguilla, Antiqua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Caicos Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cook

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How to cross the border without problems

Lynda
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Crossing the border into one of our neighbouring states can be extremely frustrating and confusing to the casual traveler. In fact, many people are put off by the expectation of having to deal with border officials, a less-than-perfect bureaucracy and the many rules and regulations that are in place. However, it does not have to

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Do not let the risk of Malaria ruin your African adventure

Lynda
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There are so many wonderful destinations in Africa aimed at delivering that once-in-a-lifetime adventure of a safari into the wilderness. But so many of these destinations are plagued by malaria and could cause some pretty unpleasant consequences if not addressed. The obvious choice is to take medication to prevent malaria when travelling. However, some strains

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A day in the life of a tiger fisherman

Lynda
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5:30 the alarm goes off, we shake off the night before in a hot shower, congregate in the main lodge , enjoy the aroma of fresh coffee and home made rusks. The conversation is subdued as we watch with interest as Africa wakes up beneath us, pulling the mist duvet away, revealing the mountains, the

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