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South Africa is an exhilarating and complex country. With its post-apartheid identity still in the process of definition, there is undoubtedly an abundance of energy and a sense of progress about the place. Travellers are returning to a remarkable land that has been off the trail for way too long. The infrastructure is constantly improving, the climate is kind and there are few better places to see Africa's wildlife. But if you want to understand South Africa, you'll have to deal with the full spectrum; poverty, the AIDS pandemic and violence remain a problem.

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Post-jump. Glad I did it!: by yyolandaa, Views[6]
 
Look at that! I survived! And the terror has escaped my face and been replaced with joy: by yyolandaa, Views[6]
 
And I'm freeeeeeee
Free fallin': by yyolandaa, Views[7]
 
The nice man telling me I will live: by yyolandaa, Views[10]
 
Rosetta in Cape Town: by cayly, Views[3]
 
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Lovely little asain city

Thu, 28 May 2015 | By wanderlusttraveljournal | Views [3] | Scholarship Entry

In my final year in University I got an amazing opportunity to complete my final 6 month semester in China.This was my first time outside of my country and little did I know that the second I stepped onto a plane for the first time I was about to get ... Read more >

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On the Hunt

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By stephtheexplorer | Views [8] | Scholarship Entry

It was still dark. Quiet. The only light I could see was dim and in the distance. Today was the day. I was going to find a lion. It had been two days of exploring and combing through the 220 square miles that made up Pilanesberg National Park and I had ... Read more >

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Photos: Bungy Jumping

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By yyolandaa | Photo Gallery

March 2011 Boulkrans Bridge
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Answering the Age Old Question: Bungy Jumping

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By yyolandaa | Views [69] | Scholarship Entry

If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too? At the moment I stood on the edge of this bridge with my arms outstretched and hearing the man behind me countdown, I realized what I was doing. Boulkrans Bridge in South Africa is the highest ... Read more >

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The Brass Bell- Kalk Bay

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By mamablu | Views [29] | Scholarship Entry

It had been almost two years since I last saw him. My obelisk as I often refered to him in private moments of pining after him. We'd been living in the same city for a while but never gathered the courage to face each other after our last disastrous exchange:... Read more >

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Lion Sands Game Reserve

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By vanessaltravelgal | Views [7] | Scholarship Entry

The lions' piercing eyes stared us down as they walked toward us and my heart started to beat a little faster. Our ranger, Ali's warning to stay seated in the 4x4 echoed in my ear. I grabbed my boyfriend's arm and whispered, "Mark, this can't be happening!" ... Read more >

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Beautiful in the Valley

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By katalinawatt | Views [1] | Scholarship Entry

At seventeen I found myself travelling independently for the first time; I had won a school competition to work with leopard conservations in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The organisers had a treat for us, but it was shrouded in mystery as we hauled into ... Read more >

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Addo Elephant Park

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By mb0100 | Views [5] | Scholarship Entry

Warthog slurped brown sludge from the water hole. It was sunrise in the park, breakfast time for animals. I’d parked my hire car at Domkrag Dam, one of the few places you could get out and walk around. Anywhere else and lions might get you. "Are you ... Read more >

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Photos: Mamma Africa

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By cayly | Photo Gallery

My home, South Africa
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Life In Kruger NP

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By allenstutesman | Views [9] | Scholarship Entry

We were still twenty minutes away from the hut as the sun was setting. The sweat on my shirt was no longer from the heat, but from nerves. Looking at the clock on the dash every five seconds wasn’t helping. We needed to get to our rest camp before ... Read more >

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Crisscrossing Without Passports

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By mindspaces | Views [3] | Scholarship Entry

Everyday when I wake up I usually go through the day with a certain amount of faith, hope and trust. Faith that the day will be pretty much predictable and I can easily go about my business. Hope that I will experience something better than the previous ... Read more >

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Stringing A Smile In the Dark

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By choc_smurf | Views [6] | Scholarship Entry

I'VE waited all my life for this trip. And now this? Frustration drove me up the wall by the second. A Themba Safari guide were to pick me up at 5am from the front entrance of the game lodge in Hoedspruit that I was staying at. By 6.30am, we should have ... Read more >

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One Small Jump For Man

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By jd_martens | Views [6] | Scholarship Entry

I touch the water in the pool at the end of the trail and a shockwave crawls up my toe through my entire body and I shiver. I look right and tell Claire: “Check it out; it really is a gorge.” She looks up at the jagged rocks surrounding us, and the ... Read more >

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The Mandir of Memories

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By izzyabraham | Views [14] | Scholarship Entry

It’s a still, cold night in early August, and I’m huddled outside a brightly-lit Hindu temple. I’m just a spectator who wants to take part in the annual celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth, Krishna Janmashtami. With the weight of a self-dubbed title, ... Read more >

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Villa Simmone - an odd hotel with a touching story

Sun, 24 May 2015 | By thislifeintrips | Views [120] | Scholarship Entry

"Welcome to Mykonos!” announced the manager as he opened the door and revealed a peculiar space. Porcelain statues, massive murals, and ecliptic furnishings that were seemingly inspired by Steve Guttenberg’s collection greeted us as we entered. “Where ... Read more >

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