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Posted by Desire Avis on 28.08.14 05:11 | under NAMIBIA
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Travelling from Windhoek to a place call NamibGrens Guest Farm in the South of Namibia about 180km from Windhoek.  With no idea what to expect I was open to be surprised....and pleasantly surprised I was.
 
Firstly I have to mention that it is gravel road for most of the way and it is definitely not advisable to travel at night as you will encounter anything from cows to Kudu's or Jackals on the road and it is just much safer to travel during the day.  In certain areas we were not able to drive faster than 30km/h with the condition of the road - so work that into your travel time.
 
NamibGrens Guest Farm is about 8000 hectare and has game like kudu, springbok and zebra.  They also farm with goats, nguni cattle and sheep, so on arrival you get greeted with real farm life and you know you left the city ...

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Posted by Desire Avis on 29.05.14 23:40 | under Swaziland
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Swaziland, or better known as the Kingdom of Swaziland is a tiny little country, with only 1.16 million people and borders Mpumalanga in the north and west, KwaZulu Natal in the south and Mozambique in the east.  They say it is a country with a big heart and warm, friendly people – which I would agree with as you are greeted with big smiles throughout the country.However, what I have experienced in certain parts of the country is an immaturity in the hospitality industry compared internationally.


The country has three Big Game Parks – Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and then Mkhaya Game Reserve.  I did not have the opportunity to see Mkhaya Game Reserve, but the feedback I received was that it is spectacular if you love the bush.  They have black & white rhino, four of the Big 5 (unfortunately no lion) and you can stay ...


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My favourite travel phrase comes from Saint Augustine:  “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”.

And this is how I see travelling; a book full of chapters, some you need to read and others you need to write…. it is the reason why I love travel.


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