Posts by Mackenzie

Kruger National Park February 2016

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Kruger National Park February 2016

The surface area of Kruger National Park is 7,580 square miles (19,633 square kms). The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting. James Stevenson-Hamilton (born in 1867) was appointed the park’s first warden on 1 July 1902. On 31 May 1926 the National Parks Act was proclaimed and with it the merging of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves into the Kruger National Park.  The first motorists entered the park in 1927 for a fee of one pound. [Show as slideshow]...

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Swedish Time Out From Cape Town

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Swedish Time Out From Cape Town

Arriving from a Cold Winter in Sweden loved the outdoors , Sun , Sand and Sea. Time was well spent Diving with Great White Sharks , Wine Tasting , Cape Point and a few other places of interest. [Show as...

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Cape Argus Cycle Race 2016

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Cape Argus Cycle Race 2016

The Cape Argus Cycle Race is an annual cycle race which takes place in Cape Town over 109 km. With as many as 35 000 cyclists taking part, is the world's largest individually timed cycle race , staged normally on the second Sunday in March. Spectators Line the Route and are very passionate about the Race.   [Show as slideshow]...

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Rainbows End Wine Estate Cabernet Franc

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Rainbows End Wine Estate Cabernet Franc

Rainbow’s End is a wine estate near Stellenbosch owned by the Malan Family. The Estates promise of sunshine after rain, of commitment to the earth, of a destination and a pot of gold all make this an exceptional Estate to visit. High in the Jonkershoek Mountains . The Rainbow’s End Varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, A combination of traditional and new-world wine-making techniques. Bunch selection, picking at dawn, sorting and plunging in open fermenters are all operations that are scrupulously done by hand, as well as light basket pressing. During the processing the wine is aged in small French oak barrels. [Show as...

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