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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 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.
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
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.
Kruger Park vibes.
#krugerpark #krugernationalpark #simbavati
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 😉
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thesouthafrican.com Inter-provincial travel is officially allowed under lockdown Level 2, which means citizens can now move between provinces.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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...
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/
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 ...
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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Caught up with this big boy at Mountain Zebra National Park, just doing what lions do when the temperature hits 40 degrees.
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
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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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 #...
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