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7 Summits: Paragliding Kili: Day 3

The 7 Summits crew are edging closer to their big flight off Kili. Here’s an update on their progress and a short teaser video of what you can expect.                    

Issue 3

Have you checked out our sizzling hot interactive magazine yet? Here are 6 reasons to click through to Safari now! 1. Get down and dirty at the super-alternative Afrika Burn Festival.  

7 Summits: Paragliding Kili: Day 1 & 2

Our South African paragliders are currently on day three of their expedition to summit and paraglide off Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here is a short video of their pre-trip training in Lesotho and an update on the last two days of climbing Africa’s highest mountain.

7 Summits: Paragliding Kili

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela  

The Birds and the Beads

I have been floating on clouds. Literally as it turns out, because I managed to do the impossible, I managed to hitch a lift on a helicopter. And I have been floating on clouds ever since – metaphorically this time, marvelling at the wonder of it.

Safari feature: A great white shark quest

When I was living and guiding in the bush, the chances of seeing a lion, leopard or wild dog kill in action was fairly low. However, by trusting my knowledge of the particular predator, their hunting times, body language and feeding patterns, I could certainly increase the chances of being there in the moment.

Gravity Adventure Festival

Every year, daring people from all over South Africa congregate round the Palmiet River in Kleinmond for the Gravity Adventure Festival, ready to compete in some of the most spectacular and grueling outdoor events the country has to offer. One of the most demanding of these is a full-day 100km adventure run through the surrounding […]

Kenya Road Trip

My friend Olive and I decided to embark on a road trip to the north coast of Kenya. We set out feeling like Thelma and Louise, but were hoping to avoid murder, police chases and joint suicide. The reason for the road trip was in part, to celebrate the success of her ethical fashion label […]

Amarula and Chocolate Pancakes

Amarula is a creamy liquer made from the fruits of the African Marula tree. It can be difficult to find outside of Africa, in which case you can use Baileys as a substitute.  

Wilderness in the City

There are few places in the world where it is possible to leave your mid-city office at 5pm on a Friday, drive 10 mins, start walking, and by 7pm be in the middle of the wilderness making dinner on a log fire. The Table Mountain hut in Cape Town is one of those places. At […]

Wet ‘n Wild on the Berg

South Africa is a destination for great sporting events – people come from all over the world to take part in challenges such as the epic Cape Argus cycle race. Another bucket-list feat is the mighty Berg River Canoe Marathon – one of the longest and toughest river races in the country. This week celebrates […]

The Italian Potjie with Gnocchi

  Ingredients for the potjie – 2-3 kg free range Karoo lamb knuckles – 1 onion – chopped – 3-4 garlic cloves – crushed – 2-3 leeks – sliced – 2 tins good quality baby tomatoes – 1 punnet fresh baby tomatoes – whole – 300-500 ml organic beef stock (this gives the basic flavour […]

Day 1: Richtersveld video diary

If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss about the vast beauty of the Richtersveld is, or what is so special about the Kgalagadi, then this documentary of our recent visit to the Arid parks of the Northern Cape will give you an idea of what to expect. We recorded this series for you to see what […]

The Velvet Canter, Namibia

httpv://vimeo.com/25717144 The Velvet Canter, Namibia from Africa Geographic on Vimeo. For the full interactive story, go here: http://agsafari.com

Tin Cup Breakfast

This is poached eggs…bundu style…   For two people you’ll need: 2 tin mugs 4 free range or organic eggs This basic breakfast allows for fillings of your choice – from mushrooms and crispy bacon to cherry tomatoes and mature cheddar and everything in-between. Whatever combination gets you going! If it needs cooking (like bacon) […]

King Mackerel Bruschetta

King Mackerel Bruschetta   We were lucky enough to make this on a tropical beach in Mozambique, but’s it’s just as lekker when made for mates on the braai in my back garden. We used king mackerel, but any oily fish, like yellow tail, will do the trick!

Issue 1

Travel features:   Wings over the Namib Join editor Paul Steyn on a four day expeditions flying over the mighty Namibian coastline.       Ready, steady GORONGOSA! This feature explores the bumpy history and bright future of Mozambique’s flagship game reserve, Gorongosa National Park.  

Safari hits the airwaves!

Last week, Paul Steyn – editor of Safari, was interviewed by Jenny Crwys-Williams of Johannesburg’s much loved Talk Radio 702. Jenny’s show is known for its intelligent and unpredictable conversation, she won the 2010 MTN “Best Daytime Show” and has interviewed famous personalities such as Meryl Streep and Archbishop Desmond Tutu! Despite voicing his pre-air nerves […]

Holly says Howzit!

Howzit! South Africans love to greet each other with howzits – pigeon English for ‘how is it going?’ And according to Wikipedia, also found in Hawaiin Pidgin – although the origin is apparently unknown….how very odd. Anyway. I’m Holly – Assistant Editor @ Safari Interactive Travel Magazine. And this is to introduce myself to you […]

A Personal Safari

Here we are! The launch issue of Safari is live and ready to go! And we’re all enormously proud of it. It’s been an incredible technical, design and editorial process…  but apart from anything, it’s been great fun. Africa Geographic is a prestigious brand; know around the world as the litmus for amazing African stories […]

Frikkie reaches the top of Everest!

The summit with Vaughan at last! Well, there it is. More than 12 months ago, Frikkie decided that he would be the first Wild Dog to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and all his efforts were finally crowned with success on the morning of 24 May 2010 at 8:00 when he stood on top […]

Frikkie nears the summit

Frikkie contemplates yet another bowl of soup. All else being equal it seems as if the summit is within the team’s grasp, all the preparatory work having been done. Hopefully the summit will be ours on 24 May 2010 (the same day Sean and I summitted in 2006). It has been a long, hard slog […]

Frikkie meets donkey en route to summit

Frikkie meets Burro Maybe it was chemical but they never really got on – Frikkie and Burro, that is. Burro is a Mexican donkey (see above) also going for the summit of Everest without oxygen. The two of them literally bumped into each other in the streets of Zhangmu during the team’s recent R and […]

Frikkie reaches the North Col (7050 m)

Checking out Camp 2 from the North Col.   The last day at Base Camp before our second rotation was interesting to say the least. Everyone in the team (*or* so we thought) had taken a shower, knowing full well that we would not be able to do so for the next week *or* so. […]

Frikkie’s Amazing Everest Adventure update

First view of Everest The team took on provisions in Shegatse for Base Camp. An interesting experience – plenty of frenetic activity and animated bargaining. Frikkie has a voracious appetite particulary for meat, always studiously avoiding his vegetables. As a result he was not allowed at the meat market (see picture) as it would simply […]

Frikkies Great Everest Adventure – a message from Vaughan

12 Apr, 10 – 07:02 Lhasa is now a memory and a particularly favourable one for Frikkie as he really did enjoy himself on his last night there, partaking of a traditional Tibetan meal followed by a show of Tibetan dancing. His third helping of fried sheep’s lung did raise eyebrows, however. “Don’t knock it […]