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July 3, 2019

Swartberg Pass

A curvy road with hairpin bends and unique colorful cliffs

The Swartberg Pass is located on the R328 road in Swartberg mountain range, in the Little Karoo, Western Cape province of South Africa. With a maximum elevation of 1,583 m above sea level, the road climbs 1,000 meters in 12 km. The gravel road is one of the steepest in South Africa. However, it is open year round and doesn’t require a 4WD vehicle to drive through the pass. The road starts in Oudtshoorn in the south and goes to Prince Albert in the north.

The road over Swartberg pass was built in 1888 by Thomas Bain, son of Andrew Geddes Bain, a famous South African explorer, geologist, and road engineer. [...]

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July 3, 2019

Croc Cage Diving

The snapping jaws and gnarly teeth just a few centimetres from your face—this personal encounter is to become a memorable experience

Cango Wildlife Ranch is the first and so far the only place in the world where you can dive with a prehistoric cold-blooded and much-feared amphibia—a Nile crocodile, or rather a couple of them. The water in the pool is clear enough for you to be able to count all the gnarly teeth.

The experience is unique and perhaps also a bit humiliating at times. Even though you dive in a bite-proof cage attached to the crane, you may still not feel 100% safe while watching jaws snap right in front of your eyes. It must be not a mere coincidence that [...]

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May 13, 2019

Plans for cable cars on Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania plans to install cable cars on Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, to improve tourist access.

Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Constantine Kanyasu, said the cable car facility was part of the government’s strategy to attract older tourists, those older than 50, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and experience the wide variety of nature and wildlife at the top of the mountain.

Plans are in progress, with Crescent Environment and Management Consult Limited (CEM) hired to carry out an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).

CEM engaged tour operators and other mountain stakeholders in the Kilimanjaro and Arusha region, [...]

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April 29, 2019

Msunduzi Hospice Night of the Stars Jazz & Comedy Dinner

Fri 21st Jun 2019 18:30 – 22:00 (SAST)Golden Horse Casino Conference Centre, 45 New England Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3209

One of Msunduzi Hospice fundraisers that has grown since its inception 7 years ago has been the annual Jazz Dinner with world renowned Jazz artist, Karen Devroop. Devroop is a highly energetic saxophone player in jazz/smooth jazz genre. He will be accompanied by his very talented team of musicians. The Comedian for the Evening promises Rip – Roaring Entertainment and once again the event promises to be a relaxed and fun-filled evening for all.

Venue: Golden Horse Casino Conference Centre

Starts: Fri 21 Jun 2019 [...]

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