Category Archives: Outdoors and wild-life

Lunar eclipse Wednesday evening 15th June

Lunar eclipse 15 June 2011 Remember there’s a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday 15th June. It starts at 8:22pm, is total from 9:21 pm to 11:02pm, and ends at 00:02am. It will be visible from all of Africa, although north-west Africa misses the start. You don’t need any special equipment to watch this. The next […]

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An unforgettable bush experience in Greater Kruger with Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris

Transfrontiers Wild Life Safaris The magic of the bushveld Rich flame orange sunsets. The deep roar of a lion at night. An elephant in the reeded river bed below the deck outside my tent. I shower al fresco under the warm midday African sun. With the help of Brian’s Laser beam we make out the […]

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Mountain Sanctuary Park Magaliesberg

Best thing to do this week:  Genre: Rough it – Relax it What: On a clear day you can see (from most good vantage points in Joburg) the Magaliesberg Mountain range – stretching for 120km from Bronkhorstspruit to Rustenburg. Amongst this mountainous zone you’ll find ample hiking routes – the tough and temperate – […]

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Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

FiftyTwo:25  This week’s pick: Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Genre: Outdoor trails and reserve What: With 680 ha of open bush and 23 km’s of trails this Nature Reserve comes as a surprise to most Joburg dwellers. Rated the largest reserve in the Johannesburg Metropol, Klipriviersberg is overflowing with archaeological, cultural, historical and geological attractions. Home to […]

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Getting Out: Hiking in Jozi

3 Places to walk and hike in and around Joburg T-J de Klerk of the Wilds Walks writes about a long walk at Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve on Sunday, April 25 from 07:30: Hikers are cordially invited by Johannesburg City Parks and the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association to participate in a 20 kilometre walk in the Klipriviersberg […]

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