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Expedition Day 2 – Orphanage Visit

We are stage spiders, and we are awesome. So awesome that we got the privilege to organize the session plan for the orphanage today during our expedition. Our day began with, of course, pao bread. A mozambique bread made with potato. Oh how pao bread brightens our day. NAAAAAAAT. Something we had already learnt by […]

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Fish Traps and Kosi Bay

I’d been anticipating the visit to the Tsonga fish traps for some time, looking forward to a nice dip in the lake – as well as the prospect of seeing crocs. Upon waking to the wettest, most miserable weather we’d had so far however, my mood was somewhat dampened. I still had high hopes though, […]

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The Cultural Village

At the cultural village the vibe was similar to the Swazi dancing we were shown at Hlane. We were invited to learn about the Swazi culture and way of life. They made us feel very welcome continually asking us if we had any questions, like they wanted us to stay and enjoy the morning with […]

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Cultural Village Visit

We started the day early as we wanted to squeeze in a visit to a Swazi village before leaving Swaziland. I was really looking forward to learning about the Swazi culture. I was surprised to find that before getting on the bus, all of the girls had to put on a long colored skirt over […]

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Swazi Dancing at Hlane

Everyone was eager for the evening with the Swazi dancers and the wait was worth it. It was awesome to see the Swazi people performing their own cultural dances and boy did they love their high kicks!! And A nice spray of sand in the face from the enthusiasm of the kicks! The costumes were […]

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Bike Ride in Hlane Game Reserve

For me, mountain biking through Hlane from camp to a watering hole 17km was the best way to get a taste of the wildlife we’d see on the game drives and hikes to come. I was in the second group to go, 8 of us and a guide, during our second day in Swaziland. We […]

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Wilderness Trail on Horseback

Day 1 – Horse Riding On arrival at Mlilwane game reserve we were greeted by dozens of zebra and impala on the short drive to the reception. We discovered that our lunch was a wonderful selection of toasties with chips from the restaurant At 1pm we were greeted by our guide and taken to the […]

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Wilderness Trail on Foot (unfinished)

Sleeping under the stars is incredible. Today we went on an overnight trail where we camped under the stars at Sundwini, which is a rustic campsite about 12km from Hlane. We were supposed to be sleeping in what I can only describe as a portable bed, with pillow, mattress and a thick duvet. After the […]

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