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MORE BREAKING NEWS!
The book, Pocket Guide to the Placenames of the Kruger National Park is now also available as a pageable PDF, which is perfect for your Android, Tablet or Laptop.
So… With your interest in the book, the following applies: The price of the book remains the same to be an affordable R150-00 per copy (printed copy, or PDF) but if you order it digitally, you save the delivery cost, which is also stipulated below for the printed copy.
My wish is just to get the information out there, as it is really a good read and essential for lovers of the Kruger National Park. From Tourist Guides, who will love the content to share with their guests, to the visitors and friends of the KNP alike. My original message shared to groups are copied below for those who missed it the first time around.
BREAKING NEWS!
After years of preparation, this Pocket Guide to the Placenames of the Kruger National Park is eventually available.
The author became a qualified Tourist Guide in 2004 and subsequently started his own Tourism Company. In his endeavours, he accompanied guests from around the world to various places in Africa, but would always include the Kruger National Park, as this was where he would always know where to find whichever animal it was that his guests had not yet seen or photographed. Many of the questions that arose from his guests, were: “Where did this name come from and what does it mean?” Reluctant to answer a question which he does not have the answer to, he decided to make a study of the names given to places in the KNP.
This took a while to complete and names might have changed or have been added since the completion of this task. But here follows a very interesting read and an essential handbook to visitors and friends of the Kruger National Park alike.
The book is in alphabetical order and easy to read. The size and format is such (145mm X 105mm) that it will easily fit into a vehicle’s cubby hole, or behind the seat folder, as well as a handbag or satchel. A handy touring companion for a visitor to the KNP who wants to know more.
Cost per copy R150-00 INCUDING VAT, but EXCLUDING POSTAGE OR FOREIGN TAXATION AND DUTIES. To place your order, Inbox FLOORS VAN DER WATEREN on Facebook or send a personal message on whatsapp to +27(0)76 559 4198.
When placing an order for the book
POCKET GUIDE TO THE PLACENAMES OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK,
please note the following: The book will be sent in a bubble wrap envelope from Postnet to Postnet for national deliveries. For international deliveries, DHL will be used.
Cost of envelope R9-90
Postnet to Postnet to any destination in South Africa R99-00
DHL Zone 1(Sub Saharan Africa) R320-00
DHL Zone 2(Middle East, Europe, UK) R405-00
DHL Zone 3(Canada, Mexico, USA) R445-00
DHL Zone 4(Rest of the world) R575-00
Cost of book per copy R150-00 (printed or digital)
Payment to be made as confirmation of order. Notice of payment should include client name. Please allow 7 to 10 days for delivery. Digital books will be sent on confirmation of payment. For printed copies, a confirmation will be sent of package mailed accompanied with a tracking number.
What we need from you, is the address where the printed book should be sent to, proof of payment and your contact number. (Preferably a cellular number, as the deliverer (Postnet or DHL) will send an sms to confirm arrival of package.
Payment to be made to:
Account holder - FB van der Wateren
Account type - Savings
Bank - Nedbank Kleinmond
Account number - 105 815 0111
Branch code - 131 505
Swiftcode - NEDSZAJJ
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Lower Sabie Rest Camp Review | Kruger National Park South Africa in 4K 11/04/2021

Lower Sabie Rest Camp Review | Kruger National Park South Africa in 4K

Lower Sabie Rest Camp Review | Kruger National Park South Africa in 4K Lower Sabie Rest Camp review and game viewing in the Kruger National Park, in 4K. Lower Sabie is one of the most popular rest camps in the Kruger park, and I...

Narrowboat Life on the English Canals 09/04/2021

Narrowboat Life on the English Canals

Narrowboat Life on the English Canals We spent 4 months living a narrowboat life, cruising the English canals, from Milton Keynes up to the Midlands on and the Grand Union canal to Rugby and then south along the Oxford canal to Banbury.

18/02/2021

Kangela Lifestyle

Very cool, serious goings on in the Kgalagadi.

2 big male oryx, also known as gemsbok, had a bloody fight right next to our vehicle on a scorching hot day in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. I suspect that the argument was over a lady oryx who was closely watching the outcome. One of them left with a bloody shoulder wound, hopefully he will live to fight another day and eventually win the heart of his lady love.

From a collection of #short​ videos, mostly action shots taken on our adventures.

#kgalagadi #kgalagaditransfrontierpark #oryx #shorts
https://youtu.be/MeNNLsd9MwM

10/02/2021

Kangela Lifestyle

This crocodile in the lower Sabie River in the Kruger National Park, South Africa lost his lunch. And his potential meal had a very narrow escape.
https://youtu.be/VDu6gbO6_fw

06/02/2021

Kangela Lifestyle

Kruger Park vibes.
#krugerpark #krugernationalpark #simbavati

06/02/2021

Kangela Lifestyle

This little guy thought it would be a good idea to “charge” our 12 seater open top game viewing vehicle! One day when he’s as big as his mom and brothers he will be quite terrifying 😉

03/09/2020

Vineyard Car Hire

Travel within South Africa is now possible, and with Spring being in the air, what better time could there be to head down to the Cape for some wine tasting? And, what better way to get around than in a quality, recent model, fully sanitised vehicle from Vineyard Car Hire? Contact us, we have some excellent special deals for visitors.

thesouthafrican.com 17/08/2020

Just In: Inter-provincial travel allowed under lockdown Level 2

We are IN!

thesouthafrican.com Inter-provincial travel is officially allowed under lockdown Level 2, which means citizens can now move between provinces.

30/06/2020

Kangela Lifestyle

Setting up our Narrow Boat, Eliora, for our adventure cruising the English canals. It's been 5 weeks, some days massively frustrating, others hugely satisfying. From arranging electricians, diesel mechanics and other contractors, with the limitations of lockdown, to choosing the right fittings. It's been a journey on it's own: https://youtu.be/h_BUVUbhVic

24/06/2020

Kangela Lifestyle

Our first cruise, and our first lock experience. Cruising the Cut on the Grand Union Canal between Milton Keynes and Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire. An excellent way to try out our new (to us) narrow boat on an overnight trip, in preparation for a life of permanent cruising on the canals of England.

24/06/2020

African Fusion Travel

South Africa has lost more than R68 billion in tourism revenue since the national lockdown began at the end of March - in 2018 total tourism spend in SA was R273bn, according to Statistics South Africa’s Tourism Satellite Account. Domestic tourism accounted for 56% of total spend and 44% was international inbound travel.
This translates roughly to R22,7bn per month and R748m per day in tourism expenditure that has been lost, the TBCSA says. Tourism in South Africa supports 1,5m jobs and contributes 8,6% to the GDP.
This underpins the urgent need as part of an ongoing Tourism Recovery Strategy for inbound tourism to open by September and to open domestic tourism even sooner. A campaign for a phased approach to ease lockdown restrictions and enable the opening of the sector is driven by the TBCSA and other key industry associations.
The Tourism Recovery Strategy has been presented to the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, and President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Tourism, which suggests the opening of international inbound travel by at least September 2020.
This is in order to take advantage of the inbound summer high season which runs from September to March and represents 60% of South Africa’s international tourism annual revenue.
More restrictions must be eased.“In order to sustain the opening of accommodation for leisure, however, interprovincial travel must also open. Without interprovincial travel, accommodation establishments will remain closed and jobs will be permanently lost.
StatsSA’s domestic tourism survey indicates that 60% of all domestic overnight trips are across provincial borders, and this rises to 70% for trips from Gauteng.
“The very survival of this industry and the jobs it creates rests in the adjustment of these regulations. Every day that the industry remains restrained is an R748m loss of tourism expenditure and the further permanent loss of much-needed jobs.

traveller24.com 24/06/2020

Chapman’s Peak drive named one of the most scenic routes in the world

Yes please!

traveller24.com Love a quick road trip? Then these are ideal for you.

18/06/2020

Vineyard Car Hire

Vineyard is open for business. Avoid the risks of public transport and hire one of our vehicles for your staff. We are offering some great lockdown rates on recent model vehicles in the Cape Town area. Link is in our bio.

11/05/2020

Hogsback Eastern Cape Road Trip to a Very Special Mountain Village

Hogsback Eastern Cape Road Trip to a Very Special Mountain Village
Taking the road less traveled to a very special mountain village called Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. This video was shot before lockdown 2020 kicked in, though things were already starting to become restricted, although we didn't know it at the time, it was our last trip for a very long time. Never again will I take my freedom of movement for granted. These things can be taken away so quickly, and within a short time, we almost forget they were ever there.
https://youtu.be/ppbUT6eyXWc

Taking the road less traveled to a very special mountain village called Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. This video was shot before lockdown 2020 kicked in, tho...

26/02/2020

Kangela Lifestyle

My great weaknesses are Tropical Islands and Road Tripping, especially through the great open spaces of Africa. Catch it all on video on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KangelaTravels/

17/02/2020

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (and it's not running dry)

Victoria Falls (aka Vic Falls) visit in February 2020. Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, is neither the widest nor the highest waterfall in the world (that's Iguazu Falls between Brazil and Argentina), but it is one of the world's Big 3. David Livingstone, who viewed the falls in 1855 wrote that "scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight". Watch the video on YouTube.

Victoria Falls (aka Vic Falls) visit in February 2020. Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, is neither the widest nor the highest waterfall ...

11/02/2020

Kangela Lifestyle

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Advice and inspiration for lovers of life seeking to explore the sights, sounds, tastes & pleasures of this incredible world in comfort and style.

11/02/2020

Yuppiestay

Get Romantic This Valentines Day!
It's Valentines Day, time to get romantic with a special break at one of our exclusive properties. The Yuppiestay team are waiting to hear from you, drop us a message, email or visit the website for an awesome Valentines Day deal!
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09/02/2020

Flight of Angels Helicopter Flight Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (and it's not drying up).

A short flight over Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (and partly over Zambia) in February 2020. The falls are spectacular from any angle, but seeing them from the air gives a unique perspective of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World. Victoria Falls is neither the widest nor the highest waterfall in the world, but it's one of the Big 3 along with Niagara and Iguazu Falls.

A short flight over Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (and partly over Zambia) in February 2020. The falls are spectacular from any angle, but seeing them from the air...

31/01/2020

Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga South Africa

The Blyde River Canyon truly is a sight to behold, and so worth a detour if you are visiting the Kruger National Park. The 3rd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon and the Fish River Canyon. It is the largest "green" canyon though. While the other 2 are in arid, dry regions, the Blyde is a lush, green, subtropical paradise. Watch the Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vx-_ng9R1v4

The Blyde River Canyon truly is a sight to behold, and so worth detour if you are visiting the Kruger National Park. The 3rd largest canyon in the world afte...

24/01/2020

Kruger Park South Africa Safari, Game Viewing and Road Trip Highlights

Highlights from a game viewing safari to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. We visited in January which is when rivers are full, the reserve is green and lush and game is plentiful.

It does make game viewing less easy than it is in the dry season, because the forest is so green, with ample cover for the prey species. Predators have to work twice as hard to catch their dinner and as a result are harder to spot.

But it is still so well worthwhile, and we spotted all of the Big5, except Leopard.

Highlights from a game viewing safari to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. We visited in January which is when rivers are full, the reserve is green ...

03/01/2020

Mountain Zebra National Park Road Trip - Game Viewing With Lions, Rhino and Other African Wildlife

Road Trip to the Mountain Zebra National Park in the Eastern Cape - with awesome game viewing. We saw a whole pride of 14 #Lions, with mother, cubs and all ages, as well as a huge male Lion. Also saw a #Rhino mother and child, Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope and other African wildlife. Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DS0nxn8CWWk
#gameviewing #africa #roadtrip

Road Trip to the Mountain Zebra National Park in the Eastern Cape - with awesome game viewing. We saw a whole pride of 14 Lions, with mother, cubs and all ag...

26/12/2019

The Owl House at Nieu Bethesda - Our Karoo Road Trip Continues

We took a road trip through Nieu Bethesda on a baking hot day when the mercury was hitting 40 C, , to see the amazing "Owl House".

We took a road trip through Nieu Bethesda on a baking hot day when the mercury was hitting 40 C. Until the 1940’s Nieu Bethesda was a vibrant and lively comm...

20/12/2019

Matjiesfontein Karoo Road Trip - The Lord Milner Hotel, Ghosts, Boer War History & Wide Open Spaces

Road Trip to the tiny village of #Matjiesfontein, an oasis in the vast emptiness of the #Karoo. Step back in time, to the days of Anglo-Boer War and the reign of Queen Victoria. The Lord Milner Hotel is said to be the most #haunted one in South Africa, join us, and we may even meet some of the #ghosts who allegedly still roam the corridors, gardens and rooms.

A Road Trip to the tiny village of #Matjiesfontein, an oasis in the vast emptiness of the #Karoo. Step back in time, to the days of Anglo-Boer War and the re...

13/12/2019

Graaff Reinet Road Trip and Sunset Over The Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo National Park

Road tripping through the Karoo to Graaf Reinet in the Eastern Cape, #Camdeboo National Park. Watching the sun set over the spectacular cliffs and columns of the Valley of Desolation, rising 120 metres from the valley floor below is an experience not to be missed. This is surely one of the natural wonders of the natural world, definitely well worth a visit.

Second leg of a 4 night / 5 day road trip through the Karoo, this stage finishing at Graaf Reinet in the Eastern Cape, #Camdeboo National Park. Watching the ...

12/12/2019

Kangela Travels

Caught up with this big boy at Mountain Zebra National Park, just doing what lions do when the temperature hits 40 degrees.

06/12/2019

This spot has only recently come onto the rental market, finding this quality of accommodation in Wilderness that's still available over the December holidays is pretty rare. I think we'll be taking them up on their offering. Well, why not?

Eve's Eden lives up to its name. This beautiful cottage sits at the top of the Wilderness hills with panoramic, uninterrupted views over Island lake and the Serpentine River and Outeniqua mountains and will recharge and revive your soul in the heart of the #GardenRoute! Make it your next #Yuppiestay

03/12/2019

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25/11/2019

7 Passes Road - George To Knysna Road Trip Via The Back Roads

The N2 National Road between #George and #Knysna in the South Africa Garden Route is a pretty scenic one. It's around 20 Km longer than the N2 National Road, and has several gravel stretches, but it's totally doable with an ordinary sedan car, a #4x4 isn't a necessity. There are some excellent restaurants and tea rooms along the way and did I mention the scenery? #gardenroute #roadtrip #southafrica
Watch The Video On YouTube: https://youtu.be/XQpkQofElfE

The N2 National Road between #George and #Knysna in the South Africa Garden Route is a pretty scenic one. But if you want really spectacular scenery with mou...

18/11/2019

Barbados Caribbean Island Beach Holiday | Trip Report And a Few Tips For Visitors to Sunny Barbados

Barbados family #holiday on a tropical #Caribbean island, beach, Banks beer at happy hour, white #beaches, palm trees and diving with sea turtles. Finishing off with some deep sea fishing, we saw dolphins, hooked a Marlin, and lost it. I hope this trip report might help you plan your #Barbados beach holiday.

Barbados family #holiday on a tropical #Caribbean island, beach, Banks beer at happy hour, white #beaches, palm trees and diving with sea turtles. Finishing ...

kangelatravel.com 16/11/2019

Travel Off The Tourist Route in Europe | Italy, Greece, Germany and Portugal

There's a new post up on the blog, thanks Cyle Myers for his insight into ways to avoid the throngs of tourists in #Europe. Beyond the romantic clichés of croissants under the Eiffel Tower and scones under Big Ben, lie a sea of pristine coastal towns and grand architecture in the less frequented cities of Europe. Cyle suggests that some wonderful experiences can be had in #Calabria, #Milos, #Berlin and #Porto. Consider this your comprehensive guide of Western European destinations for the traveler who wants to avoid the #tourist route.

kangelatravel.com Italy, Greece, Germany and Portugal, travel off the tourist route in Europe, consider this your comprehensive guide of Western European destinations for the traveler who wants to avoid the tourist traps.

14/11/2019

Drone View of The Kaaiman's River Near Wilderness in The Garden Route, South Africa

Aerial view, with some low flying over the waves with my #Dji #Drone as the stunningly beautiful #Kaaiman's River meets the Indian #Ocean near #Wilderness in the Garden Route, South Africa. My flying skills have improved a little since this video was made, but the conditions have just never come together quite as well on subsequent visits. But I will keep trying, that I promise. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this throwback. Visit our YouTube channel and please do subscribe by clicking the link: https://tinyurl.com/y22ktz2c

Aerial view, with some low flying over the waves with my #Dji #Drone as the stunningly beautiful #Kaaiman's River meets the Indian #Ocean near #Wilderness in...

12/11/2019

Maldives Reef Sharks

These reef sharks at Kuredu Island in the Maldives ranged from small, like 30cm to just over a metre, so it might seem crazy to get in there with them, but they actually weren't a threat to an adult. The "bumps" that you can hear occasionally are the sharks bumping the GoPro to check it out. They are super inquisitive. What an experience, on that we'll remember for sure. Read the blog post about our visit to Kuredu Island here: https://www.kangelatravel.com/kuredu-island-maldives/

These reef sharks at Kuredu Island in the Maldives ranged from small, like 30cm to just over a metre, so it might seem crazy to get in there with them, but t...

11/11/2019

Off Road 4x4 Trip Through the Backroads of the Cederberg Mountains

An off-road 4x4 day trip that we took a while back through the backroads of the #Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. Taking a little used gravel road to the tiny village of #Wupperthal then hitting a #4x4 trail past Algeria and then along the banks of #Clanwilliam Dam. Excuse the quality of the video, sometimes the going was a little rough, and this was in the days before I acquired a #GoPro.
View the Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ofa6JfFKSkA

An off-road 4x4 day trip that we took a while back through the backroads of the #Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. Taking a little used gravel road to the...

10/11/2019

Exploring The Seychelles - Mahé Island, An Indian Ocean Tropical Island Paradise

Seychelles, #Mahé Island holiday, driving around Victoria and Beau Vallon beach, stunning secluded tropical beaches, Eden Island and beautiful Indian Ocean #Island scenery. This video was created a couple of years ago but is still one of my favourites. And the #Seychelles is still my all time favourite tropical island of them all, where there is truly something for everyone. View the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/ujWmCvcjLv8

Seychelles, #Mahé Island holiday, driving around Victoria and Beau Vallon beach, stunning secluded tropical beaches, Eden Island and beautiful Indian Ocean #...

A Travel Ju**ie Life

We’re Chris and Birgit and we are Travel Ju**ies. Join us as we share travel stories, photos, travel inspiration and useful tips from our travels around the world. Our goal is to help over 35’s, and especially “baby boomer”, travel fanatics to explore the world, and, most importantly, have fun doing it.

Our passion is to travel, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have done our share of roaming the planet, camera in hand. This travel resource is aimed at somewhat more mature travel fanatics, seeking to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and other delights of the world in comfort and style, with some useful information and travel advice thrown into the mix, enjoy!

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret”~ Oscar Wilde

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