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Kapama Lodge, South Africa: Predators and Prey
The wake-up call came every morning at 5:00 AM, and we arose in the dark. By 5:30, we were being served coffee on the veranda, looking across the lagoon at first light on the horizon.Read more
Caving and Quad Biking in Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Nestled in the Little Karoo region of the Western Cape of South Africa and a little more than 260 miles from Cape Town, Oudtshoorn is the ideal base for travelers headed to the world-famous Cango Caves. It also boasts opportunities to explore smaller local caves and discover the area near the Swartberg Mountains via quad bike.
There’s something about a town whose unofficial mascot is an ostrich that’s irresistible to me. Why, I can’t say. Ostriches can be mean buggers, they aren’t particularly cuddly, and they rarely elicit the “awwww” reactions that many of South Africa’s animals do.
Still, I knew I had to check out the ostrich-themed South African town of Oudtshoorn, which is chock-full of the tall birds as well as opportunities for close encounters with a healthy assortment of dangerous animals.
Located in the Little Karoo region of the Western Cape of South Africa and a little more than 260 miles from Cape Town, Oudtshoorn is just enough off the beaten path to make you feel like you’ve found a secret place, yet big enough to encompass a plethora of animal interaction opportunities. Read more
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