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GwangJu Youth Centre: Where kids get a chance to soar – without ever leaving the ground

A good friend of mine moved over to South Korea a few years ago, Seoul specifically, to teach. This is a familiar story – the graduate teaching English in Asia. Many of us have those friends but do you ever get a chance to hear and see some of what they do, exactly? Teaching out […]

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Swellendam Backpackers: A gem hidden in a sleepy nook

Every now and then you will come across those skeptical phrases like ‘a stone’s throw away’ or ‘nestled between’ or ‘within walking distance’ and that red light of suspicion fires. Well, that is how it is for me. For that reason, I try to steer clear of such language on the odd chance that I […]

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Snow Capped: a Weekend in Matroosberg

On a typical wintery morning I wokeup and checked the weather forecast and to my suprise there was a massive storm on the way which was forecast to hit landfall on Friday night/ Saturday morning. Knowing that this would almost definitely result in snow in the Matroosberg mountains I immediately phoned around looking for nearby […]

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Gunther Holtorf’s Inspirational 23-year Road Trip

This has to be my favourite story I’ve ever shared on the blog. This man is a true inspiration and adventurer like I have never seen before. Not a single sponsor sticker on his car, no digital cameras, no winches, just a man with a dream and the heart to pursue it. This video captures […]

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Best Camping & Outdoor iPhone apps 2012

Having cellphones and using apps isn’t everyone’s idea of a great time outdoors, but there is a time & place for everything and these apps are guaranteed to be of use at one stage or another. I have compiled a list of the best outdoor apps and camping apps to ensure that if you ever […]

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Camping in Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein is a typical West Coast town and offers a great deal considering that it’s almost a stones throw away from Cape Town. It’s the perfect getaway if you want to sneak away for a night or don’t feel like driving for endless km’s. You don’t really have any option over different campsites in Yzerfontein, […]

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5 camping trips in 6 weeks UPDATE

I came one trip short but in the end I really enjoyed the last 6 weeks of fun and adventures. First off we headed to the Elgin tented camp to watch Prime Circle and stay the night. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it was a great start to the festive season. Then for New Years […]

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Malamoo 3 Second Tent

I heard about this tent a while ago and always thought of it as a gimmick but after seeing it in action I was quite impressed and I think I need to give this tent a second chance. It’s not the best tent out there for longer camping trips but if you are looking for […]

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Camping in Robertson

This has to be one of my favourite camping spots I’ve ever been to! In Robertson you can camp basically on the Breede River and the scene you wake up to is second to none. Another major plus is that the river offers so much in the form of swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating and exploring. There […]

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Camping Knots

There are so many knots out there and it can often get confusing looking at all the knots and deciding which ones to use. I will show you three knots which are brilliant for camping and general use and with these you will be able to sort most problems out. With these in the bag […]

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