Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pilgrim’s Rest

The entire town of Pilgrim’s Rest was declared a National Monument in 1986 as a living memory of the early gold rush days in South Africa during the late 1800’s / early 1900’s.

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The Royal Hotel, Pilgrim’s Rest

Restored to its former glory, the Royal Hotel offers guests a unique taste of late Victorian style accommodation; richly decorated bedrooms, with antique brass beds, washstands and Victorian ball & claw baths.

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Nice pub, Pilgrim’s Rest

As if traveling back in time.

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True or False?

I (Ellen) took this beautiful picture.

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Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and one of South Africans most outstanding natural sights. Picture above is of “the Three Rondavels”, enormous rounds of rock with pointed grassy tops that look like giant huts … Continue reading

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Kruger National Park

Our timing to visit Kruger was not so good because of South African school holidays and all the campsites in the park were fully booked. On the other hand it is rather entertaining to watch the South African’s put up … Continue reading

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Bateleur Eagle

Always hoped to come across a Bateleur perched on a branch and there he was!

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The kingdom of Swaziland

  Swaziland is a beautiful country in more then one way and the most important aspect being that no one is begging for anything, what a pleasure! In Lesotho we met the ultimate of beggars, a shepherd on top of … Continue reading

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Malolotja Nature Reserve

According to the brochure Malolotja is an unspoiled, rugged, true wilderness area with excellent hiking trails. We took their word for it.

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Hlane Royal National Park

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Hlane Royal National Park

Never before seen a rhino with all fours of the ground. Picture taken by Vincent of course.

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

At Mlilwane we were more fortunate with the temperatures and enjoyed a 4 hours walk. See some pictures below.

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Mlilwane walk

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Mlilwane walk

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Mlilwane walk

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The Kite Spider

Vincent noticed this weird looking spider on our walk at Mlilwane. Trying for more then half an hour to get a nice picture, this is the best he got. He brought the wrong lens and we had to use the … Continue reading

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