Author: Bronwyn Paxton

Gweta, Botswana

Gweta, Botswana

Gweta is a relatively small village located in Botswana, around 205 kilometres away from Maun, and approximately 100 kilometres from Nata. It is generally known to be the gateway to the Makgadikgadi Pans. Gweta got its name from the sound of croaking bullfrogs that...
Ghanzi, Botswana

Ghanzi, Botswana

Located in the western section of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa is the town of Ghanzi. When the 2011 population census was conducted, there were approximately 12,167 people residing in the town, with a further 861 close by. It is the administrative hub...
Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg, South Africa

Situated close by to Clanwilliam, about 300 kilometres north of Cape Town, South Africa, lies the Cederberg mountains.  The range of mountains got its name from the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar – a tree endemic to the region. The mountains are renowned for their...
Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes

Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes

The Meserani Snake Park is located in Arusha, a city situated in northern Tanzania. The Park was founded in 1993, when B.J. Lynn and Wade Bale (accompanied by their good friend, Deon Naude) settled into Meserani after having moved up from South Africa. Wade and Deon...
Discover Kayaking

Discover Kayaking

A kayak is a small and rather narrow boat propelled across water by people using a double bladed paddle. The traditional kayak comes with a covered deck and one or more cockpits that seat one passenger each. These cockpits are frequently covered by a spraydeck, or...
The Culture of Uganda

The Culture of Uganda

Find out about the ins and outs of the culture of Uganda from their favourite sports to their vibrant dancing. Language and Religion There are a wide range of ethnic groups in Uganda with many different languages spoken, namely Luganda (most common), English (only a...
St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia, South Africa

South Africa’s very first World Heritage Site was St Lucia, proclaimed so in 1999. It is situated on the east coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, approximately 275 kilometres north of the city of Durban. The region referred to as iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as...
Namibian Potjiekos Recipe

Namibian Potjiekos Recipe

A potjie is fantastic for any safari you go on, it is a very social occasion with everyone helping out with the preparation of the meat and vegetables and then sitting around the fire as it bubbles away. This is a great recipe for when you are in Namibia, or just...
Street Food in Africa

Street Food in Africa

Street food in Africa is sold on the side of the road by vendors or hawkers who have a small stall. They are often cheaper, eaten with your hands and considered as fast food. It is often more reasonable than sitting down at  a restaurant  and you can get a good idea...

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