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West Africa Cruise with Gary Arndt: Week 2

West Africa Cruise with Gary Arndt: Week 2

April 21, 2014, No Comments

Join Wanderer-in-Residence, Gary Arndt as he travels up the coast of West Africa on G Adventures’ very own MS Expedition. We’ll be sharing a collection of his posts each week. Tune in to find out what this adventure of a lifetime is like first hand from Gary. Day 13, Principe Our day in Principe »

The Paris of Africa: How Cape Town Surprised Me

The Paris of Africa: How Cape Town Surprised Me

February 13, 2014, 1 Comment

Before visiting South Africa for the first time, I will admit that I was a bit apprehensive about it. The country had been painted in a way that advised me to use caution while travelling there. However, this drove me to get there and experience it for myself, and hopefully debunk any negative ideas »

The Big Five Animals of Africa

The Big Five Animals of Africa

January 16, 2014, No Comments

Anyone who has gone on an African safari has heard of the “Big 5”. Initially created by hunters to describe the five most difficult creatures to stalk on foot,the term was adopted over time by safari operators for promotional purposes. While the intent behind the Big 5 has changed, the five animals represented still »

Five Quintessential South African Experiences

Five Quintessential South African Experiences

January 15, 2014, No Comments

There are some experiences you can have anywhere – sitting on a beach, zip lining, and so on. However, there are some experiences that can only be had in certain places, and South Africa is no exception. Below, I’ve listed five quintessential experiences that can only be done in South Africa, or can best »

A Traveller’s History of South Africa

A Traveller’s History of South Africa

January 14, 2014, 1 Comment

Before you go to South Africa (or anywhere for that matter), it is a good idea to get to know some of the basics about the history of the country. Here is a very brief overview of some of the important dates and events in the history of South Africa.  This is obviously not »

2014 Photography Tour in South Africa

2014 Photography Tour in South Africa

January 13, 2014, No Comments

G Adventures invites you to improve your photography skills in one of the world’s most inspiring settings with the guidance of Wander-in-Residence Gary Arndt. Learn tips and techniques while capturing the diversity of South Africa through your viewfinder. In co-operation with Gary Arndt — the world’s most read travel blogger — G Adventures is »

Uncovering the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of South Africa

Uncovering the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of South Africa

January 13, 2014, No Comments

Over the last seven years of travelling around the world, I’ve made it a point to visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in every country I go to. To date, I have visited 263 World Heritage sites around the globe. This week, I’m off to South Africa where I will be staying until my ‘West »

Adventures in Africa: Travel blogger gives his best tips for South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique

Adventures in Africa: Travel blogger gives his best tips for South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique

December 19, 2013, No Comments

Southern Africa has got it going on. From Mozambique to South Africa and Swaziland in between, there’s something for everyone. South Africa alone has been described as offering the whole world in one country, while Swaziland and Mozambique are rising stars in their own right, rewarding travelers with even more sheer beauty and wildlife »

Flushed With Pride: Hope Africa School’s Plumbing Success

Flushed With Pride: Hope Africa School’s Plumbing Success

November 19, 2013, 1 Comment

So when you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go – just be sure to take the time once in a while to reflect on how lucky you are to have a place to do your business in comfort and dignity. Happy World Toilet Day! »

Visual Adventure: Northern Cape, South Africa

Visual Adventure: Northern Cape, South Africa

August 7, 2013, 3 Comments

Perhaps the least visited provence in South Africa is the Northern Cape.  The Northern Cape is the largest and most desolate region of South Africa and is home to a large part of the Kalahari desert.  While most tourists cling to the costal regions or visit the national parks in the east, the Northern »