South Africa’s sporting calendar

By |January 1st, 2013|

Wherever you live on the planet, the idea of travelling to South Africa can appear to be frighteningly expensive. Add accommodation to the mix and the bill for the whole trip may well bankrupt you for the rest of the year.

An increasingly popular method of overcoming this problem is to check out some of the […]

A view from the top of Table Mountain

By |July 19th, 2011|

In 2005 when I landed in Cape Town, despite having strained ankle ligaments I decided that Table Mountain would be a good idea. It wasnt the longest climb i’ve ever taken on, but it was seriously hard work!  Here’s the view from the top …

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… and some from below …

SOUTH AFRICA – The Garden Route

By |July 11th, 2011|

Once my volunteer project was over and people started heading home i decided I didn’t want to. Instead I changed my flight and booked myself on the Baz Bus to Jefferys Bay along with 4 others.

Jefferys bay
The surfing mecca that is! We went 3 nights in Jefferys bay, plundering the outlet shops and playing stupid […]

South Africa – Volunteer football coaching

By |July 1st, 2011|

21 and having never left my parents home for any length of time, I knew something wasn’t right.  The buzz of turning 18 and being able to go out drinking all weekend had flittered away, the girlfriend who I had stayed at home for had left me, and my uni experience hadn’t been all that […]

Volunteering – is it worth the money?

By |June 1st, 2011|

Volunteering can be quite expensive, it looks great on your CV and promises to get you as close to living in a local community as possible, but prices can sometimes reach into the thousand’s, add to that  the costs of your flights,  travel equipment and insurance and it can all seem very pricey.  But is […]

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