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Lesotho: My Kingdom in the Sky

posted by Dan Carter May 13, 2017 0 comments

This for me, is my tiny ‘kingdom in the sky’.  The beautiful kingdom that has all the seven wonders of the ancient world in one tiny country.  A sight to…

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Adventures in the Cederberg Mountains

posted by Dan Carter April 30, 2017 0 comments

Just three and a half hours drive from Cape Town you’ll find the Cederberg Mountains: an area of the Western Cape filled with dramatic sandstone rocks, mountain zebras, leopards and…

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Best Road Trip Music

posted by Dan Carter July 17, 2016 0 comments

  Marakele Reserve to Hazyview (via Tzaneen): 8 hours One last early morning drive through the Marakele reserve and we left Limpopo. We decided to take the ultra scenic route via Polokwane…

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Exploring Limpopo

posted by Dan Carter July 13, 2016 0 comments

The plan was to leave Johannesburg early morning and venture into Limpopo, the far northern part of South Africa that shares it’s borders with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. After a…

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Durban to Cape Town in 6 Days

posted by Dan Carter June 18, 2016 4 Comments

After completing Comrades, I decided to road-trip down the west coast of South Africa. I had heard about the tranquility of the Transkei and of the swell in Jeffreys Bay…

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Months of Miles

A Comrades Finisher

posted by Dan Carter June 5, 2016 11 Comments

My pan of water finally boils and I pour myself a mug of Rooibos tea. Children sing as they start their long walk to school; Cattle pass leisurely on their…

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Origin Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

posted by Dan Carter January 21, 2016 3 Comments

When Joel Singer, owner of Origin went to Seattle he saw great things happening in the coffee industry. It was booming and the demand for high quality, independent cafés grew day by day. Yet back in Cape Town, there was nothing of the sort. Fast forward to 2006 and Origin was born: creating a “space about people”. Origin quickly became known for it’s incredible tasting coffee, with it’s own roastery situated right above the café.

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