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Apr 15, 2012 - A traditional experience

We have decided to stay two nights so that we can do a tour today. One of the pub employees takes us about a half an hour out of Eshowe to a village and introduces us to ‘Joe’ who invites us into his home – we are to spend the day with him. He talks a lot about life in the village, the changes taking place as people move to the city and the changes since 1994 when the first elections were held. Also the changes his parents face now that electricity has reached the village. He also explains the issue with the speaking of English. Now that...

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Apr 14, 2012 - Now we return to South Africa

After breakfast we farewell our ladies and Begi and spend the next hour covering the 13kms of gravel and rocks before reaching the bitumen. From there we head south through the hundreds of kilometres of sugar cane plantations, over the border back into South Africa – not quite as chaotic as when we entered Swaziland. Am getting used to driving here. Most of the roads have a bitumen verge about a car width wide. Any slow traffic or trucks usually move to the left, onto the verge allowing the cars behind to overtake – all very obliging....

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Oct 15, 2007 - South Africa - Eshowe

After bidding everyone farewell we set off again via Hluhluwe to St Lucia. The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site which stretches for 280km from the Mozambique border in the north of Maputaland to Maphelana at the southern end of Lake St Lucia. With the Indian Ocean on one side and a series of lakes on the other the 328,000 hectare area is made up of a jumbled jigsaw of different reserves and protects 5 distinct ecosystems, offering everything from offshore reefs and beaches to lakes, wetlands, woodlands and...

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Mar 12, 2006 - ZULUland

When you hear the word "Zulu" what images do you conjure? For me the images included, hut dwelling primates, drums, dancing, costumes, hunting, warriors, sangomas. I wondered where these images came from, was it learned at school, brochures, television or was it just in my imagination? Well we had a chance to visit Zululand first hand to either confirm or deny these (mis)perceived images. Sleeping overnight in a remote village in Zululand at the home of our guide Victor would give us a glimpse into the lives of the Zulu people. Before...

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