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Before this area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is was known as Kromdraai (and still is actually ) Before this, we had a tight knit community of crop farmers and game farmers who spent Christmas together, had New Year’s parties together and had the 6 monthy “opskop” at Oom Paul’s farm (now known as Nirox).
My family and I recently returned from a trip to Limpopo via Tzaneen and Haenertsburg. What a gorgeous heavenly part of our beautiful country. I’ll be popping back there soon to do a “proper” write. . In the meantime, here is a little taster of this stunning little village.
It’s been 12 years since Brian passed away, and every year we make the “great trek” to G-d’s Window, where his ashes are scattered. And then we head Hoedspruit, where he was sadly killed.
It’s taken me time to get my head around writing about our recent trip to India. Why you ask? Well most travel writers write about the fabulous places they have been to and the amazing experiences they had, but very few, in my opinion, write about a place they have been to that has challenged every aspect of their being, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. So after a lot of debate with myself, i have decided to write the most honest account of our trip, from my perspective.
It’s taken me ages to knuckle down and write about our trip to India. Sorry folks, but I am getting to it. In the meantime, here are some pics from a ‘quick’ little rain storm in Delhi on our last day in India.
I came across this very interesting article about the history of Van Reenen pass, and the Green Lantern Inn. Just had to share it. Courtesy of The Green Lantern Inn website. http://www.greenlantern.co.za/ https://www.facebook.com/thegreenlanterninnvanreenen/?fref=ts
HISTORY OF GREEN LANTERN INN & VAN REENEN
Van Reenen is a spectacular tourist region – one of those unknown gems that you seldom discover and when you do you say to yourself “that was a highlight of my trip”. Van Reenen offers gracious splendour to rural simplicity with many varied and interesting historical places.
Having driven over the Hartebeespoort Dam Wall many times, the construction of the wall has always fascinated me. So before I introduce my next stunning reviewed establishment, which happens to be in Hartebeespoort, I took some time to do some research and came up with the following… (Most of the info gleaned from http://showme.co.za/hartbeespoort/tourism/a-history-lesson-hartbeespoort/)
I came across this article in “A Luxury Travel Blog” http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2013/03/26/so-what-is-luxury-travel/ . The authors, who are all key role players in the hospitality industry, really sum it up perfectly.