South Africa

A Jaws-Dropping Encounter in Gansbaai

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ten minutes into the boat ride toward Dyer Island, across the schizophrenic waters off Gansbaai where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans collide, I realized the most menacing creature encountered while shark cage diving isn’t below the water, it’s above it. Dozens of seagulls fluttered and squawked as their droppings smacked down like a hailstorm. You’re […]

Cape Town Is Beautiful, And This Video Makes It Look Even Better

Friday, December 27, 2013

I know that it’s not exactly difficult to make South Africa’s Cape Town look beautiful, given the perpetually sunny weather and the grand landscape of the city as it sits below nearby Table Mountain. But this video from Jesse Olson perfectly captures a certain energy and look of the city that visitors sometimes have a […]

Living In The Face Of South Africa’s Apartheid

Monday, April 8, 2013

After two weeks in the bounty of Cape Town, South Africa, I can safely say I’ve arrived home. The depths of jet-lag got me out of bed just before dawn. I’ve fired up my laptop and I find myself typing amidst a flickering orange hue of a fire to my right; my two huskies lying […]

Taking A 350-Foot Plunge Into A Stadium [Video]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

If you find yourself in Durban, South Africa, and are looking to try to induce your very own coronary while on vacation, head over to the Moses Mabhida Stadium and try out the “Big Rush Big Swing,” a 350-foot-high bungee swing that catapults you across the entire football pitch at bowel-releasing speeds. The above video […]

What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa

Thursday, March 7, 2013

One of the sad parts about going on safari is the speed at which you become desensitized to what would otherwise be an incredible viewing experience anywhere else in the world. For example, during my own mini-safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the first animal my small group encountered was a small gathering of […]

Diving With Dinosaurs In South Africa

Monday, March 12, 2012

Just off the Cape Peninsula and south of Cape Town in South Africa, lies an innocuous short stretch of ocean. Like much of the seascape here, kelp sprouts from the kryptonite green water, which laps at boulders straight out of The Flintstones. It looks a lot like the rest of this spectacular coastline. Yet this […]

When In South Africa, Go To Mozambique

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It’s a horrible analogy, but here it goes. Mozambique is to South Africa as Mexico is to the U.S.: Respites away from the home country where the currency goes further, the beaches go less visited, and the chance to get far away from it all is really not that far away at all. This week […]

Escape The Crowds At The 2010 World Cup

Friday, May 28, 2010

I’ve come down with football fever and it might be from all the pre-World Cup coverage that is going on. Countries and companies across the world are promoting their teams everywhere from YouTube tonormal tube. There have been whole segments on the radio dedicated to soccer balls and fancy shoes. An article in The Wall […]

Why You Need To Visit Soweto When In Jo-Burg

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

No offense to the city of Johannesburg, but one thing you hear over and over when you’re traveling in South Africa is, “Fly in and leave, there’s nothing to do there.” Of course this is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is hard for the city to live up to the high expectations of […]

Bring On The Footie! A World Cup Guide

Friday, April 9, 2010

With neverending controversy and nearly everyone in Vegas betting on its failure, the World Cup is set and ready to roll. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some tickets, know that we will be watching for you on TV, and wishing we were there too. To put some finishing details on […]

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