Africa is so amazingly diverse, if you can imagine it - we have it somewhere. (As well as a lot off stuff that people find hard to imagine!) Be it a lazy, tropical Island breakaway or a hard core, adrenaline filled adventure - I will do my best to help you get the most out of your holiday. Seeing that this blog is a brand new project - it will take a while to grow. If you have a particular destination in mind that has not been featured yet, just send me a mail and I will assist in any way possible. Postings on this blog are based on personal experience. I plan to rate places and venues visited on a 'must go' or 'avoid' basis. I will also give a Lemon Award to the very worst festering pits that I have had the misfortune of stumbling across... If you have a comment, or your own input - lets have it! Complaints and compliments received from readers will be forwarded to the relevant venue for comment and/or follow up action. Please bear in mind that opinions expressed in this blog are my personal views only and I do not presume to know everybodys tastes... Any other advice dispensed is based on personal experience, and may not be factually correct. I therefore will not be held responsible if you do something silly after reading my advice on the matter. My main purpose here is to help you to think and plan in the right directions. I trust that you will have as much fun visiting this blog as I plan to have while writing the posts.

Thursday 05 April 2007


Hi Everybody!

I am going on a short hunting safari up to 14 April. Although connectivity will be limited, I am taking all my technological aids with me, and will try to update the posts from time to time in order to keep you up to date with our adventure from next to the campfire at night - you have to love the new technology!
For this safari, I have chosen an original bush veld venue on the Northwest border of South Africa, and Botswana, about 50km's North of Madikwe game reserve. Although it is a relatively short drive from Johannesburg on good tar roads (approx 3,5 hours drive), one can also charter a plane for a reasonable price (groups of 2 - 8) should you wish to save some time.
We will be staying in a camp with small chalets, and a boma for the evening campfire. Our host, Stephan Boshoff, (more about him a bit later - he definitely deserves a post all to himself!) can arrange catering but we are going 'rough it' a bit this time, and do our own catering. Look out for the first 'bush catering' post on this.

Game targeted on this trip will be Gnu (image), Warthog, Impala, Eland and Kudu. I plan to make game salami, - russians and biltong. The warthog is a great pork substitute in the salami. Game meat has no cholesterol and offers a healthy alternative for the committed carnivore that may be a bit worried about his heart.
Keep watching this space and I will try to post the next blog with a picture of Tony (and friends) doing their thing in the bush veld.
Have a great Easter weekend and if you absolutely have to be bad, be good...


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