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We write because we love Southern Africa. We write because we know YOU love Southern Africa. So enjoy our posts and let us know if there is something that you would like us to write about. Or share your stories, we’d love to hear from you.

Namibia Helpful Travel Information

Formerly a colony of Germany, Namibia was administered by South Africa under a League of Nations mandate of [caption id="attachment_2006" align="alignleft" width="553"] Namibia Map (Wikipedia)[/caption] WWI, and annexed as a province of South Africa after WWII.  The South-West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) launched a guerrilla war for...

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Mozambique Helpful Travel Information

From the stunning beaches along Mozambique's coastline to the 2 436m Monte Binga peak, Mozambique is a country of rich heritage which can be experienced through art, music and food. [caption id="attachment_2002" align="alignleft" width="470"] Mozambique Map (Wikipedia)[/caption] The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by...

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Malawi Helpful Travel Information

Malawi is often referred to as the 'Warm heart of Africa', referring to the friendliness of the people.  Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independant nations of Malawi in 1964. [caption id="attachment_1997" align="alignleft" width="376"] Malawi Map (Wikipedia)[/caption] Lake Malawi, the third largest lake...

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Lesotho Helpful Travel Information

Lesotho is known as the Kingdom in the Sky, because of its lofty altitude - it has the highest lowest point of any country in the world (1400m) and is the only country to be entirely above 1000m! [caption id="attachment_1991" align="alignnone" width="687"] Lesotho Map (Wikipedia)[/caption] Originally, the...

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Botswana Helpful Travel Information

  Botswana consists of three regions: Kalahari, Okavango-Chobe and Southeast. [caption id="attachment_1985" align="alignnone" width="566"] Botswana Map (Wikipedia)[/caption] Botswana is very popular because of the wildlife concentration in the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.  The bulk of the Kalahari...

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Heritage Day 2016. People standing by the braai, drinking wine, talking and laughing.

Heritage Day 2016 – things to do

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. It...

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New Leka Escapes website

Leka Escapes's website has officially relaunched! We are elated, but we are sure you may be somewhat confused. Yes, we did launch in 2013 already and yes, we've been in the business for a while, BUT our website was never up to scratch and so...

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