Canada Diary Part 3 – Our Rough Itinerary

Canada Diary Part 3 – Our Rough Itinerary

So now that we are amped to camp in Canada, we have had to knuckle down and decide exactly where we will be spending our five weeks. Although we would have preferred to take each day as it comes and move where and when we feel like, we are hitting Canada in peak summer season, when tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans all diverge on British Columbia, booking everything up way in advance and forcing us transcontinental gypsies to pre-plan to ensure we get to stay at the best locations.

 

Here is what we have planned so far:

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Kids’ Photo Safari at Kragga Kamma Game Park in Port Elizabeth

Kids’ Photo Safari at Kragga Kamma Game Park in Port Elizabeth

When I saw that Kragga Kamma Game Park was running a kiddie’s photo competition over the school holidays, I knew this outing would be a winner for us. Our blogging travel adventures have been somewhat limited of late, with Ralph out of action recovering from a shoulder op, and we are suffering from a chronic case of cabin fever.

 

We have three kids, loads of photographic equipment, and a collective keen love of nature – the perfect ingredients for a successful kid’s photo safari. So we were thrilled to be back on the road again, this time with the kids in charge of taking the photos, mom being the driver, and dad capturing the moment with his good arm.Continue reading…    

How To Show Your Visitors the Best of Nelson Mandela Bay

How To Show Your Visitors the Best of Nelson Mandela Bay

Those of us lucky enough to live at the coast have a constant flow of visits from our landlocked friends and family. Sometimes we have the time to show them around our lovely city, but most often we are working and are unable to take leave and play tour guide. So, the million dollar question is “what do we do with them?”

Most visitors are looking for a mix of relaxation, entertainment and exploration. You need to spend some quality time with them, but also steer them in the right direction to go off and enjoy your city by themselves. Here is our guide to showing your visitors the best of Port Elizabeth:

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6 Off the Beaten Path Weekend Getaways around Port Elizabeth

6 Off the Beaten Path Weekend Getaways around Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth sits more or less midway along South Africa’s coastline, and those lucky enough to live in South Africa’s fifth largest city, are literally surrounded by weekend destinations, just waiting to be explored.

As PE is at the start of the Cape Garden Route, many friendly people (Port Elizabethans) get wooed by the lure of Jeffrey’s Bay, St Francis and along the coast beyond. Although we have also enjoyed many a happy holiday along the Western Cape coast, we have loved venturing forth off the beaten track in all the other directions from our home town.

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