In a bid to make visiting the Kruger National Park more affordable for South Africans, SANParks has announced that, as of 1 November this year, fees will be R62 for locals, R124 for SADC nationals and R248 for international guests.
South Africans touring Kruger National Park in open safari vehicles would no longer have to pay the same rate as foreign visitors.
SANParks said all visitors were normally charged the standard rate for foreigners if they visited the park in open safari vehicles on organised tours which mainly cater for the international market.
Murray Williams from the Cape Argus attended Nightjar Travel’s annual awards ceremony where they recognised Kingsley Holgate “for his world-first 12-month humanitarian odyssey from the northernmost to southernmost points of the Great African Rift Valley, from Djibouti on the Horn of Africa to Gorongosa in Mozambique, distributing malaria nets, water-purifying LifeStraws, and Right to Sight glasses along the way”.
Richard Kohler was named the SA Adventurer of the Year with Kai Fitchen as the runner-up:
Richard Kohler was told he would never paddle again – such was the fragility of his lower back post surgery.
His response? Defiance.
And last week, the Capetonian was named “SA Adventurer of the Year” in Nightjar Travel’s annual awards, in partnership with Cape Union Mart.
The purpose of the Izintaba Zobombo Expedition that Kingsley Holgate is currently undertaking is not only to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos, but also to aid the work of United Against Malaria.
On the Kingsley Holgate Foundation Facebook page, Holgate shared photos of him handing out mosquito nets, which could help to prevent infection with the disease.
‘Mosquito nets, education and soccer – getting the life-saving message across’ Apart from the project rhino work attached to this Izintaba Zobombo expedition is also our Rite to Sight and United Against Malaria work which we have been doing for years. Once again we get around to commemorating world malaria day. Game stores from Maputo travel all the way to bring bicycles as man of the match prizes.
Tim Lundy, son of hiking book author Mike Lundy, has teamed up with Anwaaz Bent, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) member, to use technology and social media to enhance mountain safety, reports Caryn Dolley from IOL News.
Hikers and other mountain users can contact the two of them on Twitter or WhatsApp to let them know “where they planned to hike, their starting point and time and progress made”. Bent commented that, “hikers who felt unsure of their way could take a photograph of the scene on their cellphone and send it to Lundy”, who will advise them of the safest route.
Follow Bent (@SafetyMountain) and Lundy (@hikingcapetown) on Twitter for more information.
Cape Town – If you get lost on a mountain in the Western Cape, a simple cellphone message or tweet could help you find your way back.
Two skilled mountain users, one of them a Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) member, have set up a tracking system to monitor hikers and other mountain users via cellphone and Twitter.
In ’n artikel vir By skryf André Pretorius, wie se Eilande en enklaves verlede jaar verskyn het, oor sy reise deur Europa en hoe hy die mitiese Adamastor, die versinnebeelding van Tafelberg, in Italië raakgeloop het:
Dit is ’n Kaapse storie, maar hy ontspring ver van die Kaap.
In die Italiaanse hertogstadjie Mantua (Mantova) word ’n prehistoriese veldslag steeds geveg: Federico II Gonzaga, hertog van Mantua, het die skilder Giulio Romano aangestel om sy plesierpaleis, die Palazzo Te, te versier.
e-Boek opsies – Laai nou af!
Vanaand gaan Johan Badenhorst van Voetspore-faam by die Voetspore 4×4 Megaworld ’n praatjie lewer oor die korrekte gebruik van jou GPS en Tracks4Africa-sagteware.
Die koste beloop R100 per persoon en sluit ’n ligte aandete en verversings in.
Sien jou daar!
- Datum: Woensdag, 08 Mei 2013
- Tyd: 18:00
- Plek: Voetspore 4×4 Megaworld
Hoek van Garsfontein en De Villabois Mareuilweg
Pretoriuspark | Padkaart
- Kostes: R100
- RSVP: Voetspore 4×4 Megaworld, 012 940 8999