Stranded Without Car Keys in Addo Elephant National Park

Stranded Without Car Keys in Addo Elephant National Park

What is it with kids and car keys? I have memories of keys being locked inside my parent’s car (with my parents being outside the said car) on quite a few occasions. Every time it stemmed from something to do with my brothers – they had taken the keys to fetch an item, or to sit in the car, or heaven knows what. When Jacob was a baby, we managed to lock him and the keys in the car – there is just way too much stuff to do when you are transporting a tot and the keys can easily get overlooked in all the ruckus.

 

This weekend it was our turn as parents to experience the dreaded keys-locked-in-the-car scenario. We had been suffering elephant withdrawal, and needed to be near some gentle giants, so a braai lunch in our favourite spot was in order. Plans were to mosey through Addo Elephant National Park’s Matyholweni gate to Jack’s Picnic Site in the middle of the park, have a braai lunch and then wind our way back out the Colchester side and go fishing at the Sundays River estuary. Sounds like a sublime way to spend a Sunday, right?

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How to Lose your Kids on the Otter Trail in 3 Easy Steps

How to Lose your Kids on the Otter Trail in 3 Easy Steps

Now this is something that most people probably don’t want to do, so perhaps our story will help those of you who think it’s a bad idea to lose your kids, to prevent it from happening to you.

Here are three easy steps to lose your kids on the Otter Trail:

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Something Wet, a Stolen Campsite and a Singed Fringe – #17adventures

Something Wet, a Stolen Campsite and a Singed Fringe – #17adventures

After putting it out there to the Universe a couple of weeks back, Big U kicked into action almost immediately and we found ourselves on our way to our first family adventure of 2017 – No.15 Something Wet. (An Open Letter to the Universe – #17adventures)

 

First up on our 2017 adventure experiences was a family kayak and lilo adventure with Untouched Adventures up the Storms River Gorge.  We prefer to gift each other experiences instead of things, and this was Ralph’s present for his New Year birthday. Paddling up a pristine gorge on bright red kayaks and heavy duty lilos sounded incredible and we decided to make a weekend of it with camping in the Storms River National Park.

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5 Brand NEW things to do in Port Elizabeth

5 Brand NEW things to do in Port Elizabeth

It’s no secret that we absolutely adore our beautiful city and love to share all the wonderful things you can do in and around this amazing little Eastern Cape seaside metro.  The enthusiasm for our hometown paradise seems to be catching, and Port Elizabeth is dominating the travel social media airwaves lately, with tons of suggestions on all the incredible things you can do in Nelson Mandela Bay.

We were delighted to discover 5 brand new things to do in Port Elizabeth this week, and are as proud as punch to introduce them to you:

 

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Things To Do In Port Elizabeth – 1, 2 and 3 Day Itinerary

Things To Do In Port Elizabeth – 1, 2 and 3 Day Itinerary

Port Elizabeth (PE) sits at the Eastern tip of South Africa’s infamous Garden Route, making it the ideal start or end to an epic South African road trip. With its unspoiled beaches, rolling sand dunes and warm Indian Ocean, PE is heaven on earth for nature lovers. Throw in a fascinating history, a buzzing city vibe, some very trendy restaurants and inhabitants renowned for being friendly and voila – holiday heaven!

Here is our suggested itinerary for a 1, 2 or 3 day visit to our incredible little city:

 

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