May newsletter 2021

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Once Upon a Dome…

This month the newsletter is once again jammed packed full of new trails and establishments and our topic of the day is Hiking with Dogs, it’s a sensitive subject.

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Now Taking Bookings For
New Listings

The Dome @ Misty Mountain Reserve

The first of its kind Dome Accommodation in the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest. Spend a night
under the stars in a full transparent dome situated in nature.  Nestled deep in the Tsitsikamma Forest a night in
the Dome @ Misty Mountain Reserve is a bucket list experience. Bath in a real oak barrel or relax on the net while enjoying beautiful sea views.

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Kingdom Hiking Trail

Kingdom Trails is a 15,000 ha privately owned nature reserve, one of the largest in Mpumalanga and South Africa. This pristine nature area is about 120 km north-east of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Hidden within a natural amphitheatre of the Olifants River Gorge, it encompasses the confluence of the Olifants and Wilge rivers in the escarpment break above Loskop Dam. It is an area of outstanding natural and scenic beauty that includes Highveld grasslands, red granite cliffs with seasonal springs, bushveld woodlands and dense riverine vegetation.
Activities at Kingdom Trails include hiking trails of differing durations and challenges, bird watching, game viewing. The two main hiking trails offer two-day circular hikes of ±16 km and 8 km each. Accommodation facilities include four choices. One of these, a rustic base camp on the banks of the Wilge River, offers accommodation for up to 30 hikers in several separate huts. Numerous indigenous wildlife species occur on the Kingdom Trails property, including kudu, impala, wildebeest and zebra.

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Flower Hunt Hiking Trails

Arrival at Jakkalswater Guest Farm. Jakkalswater Guest farm is a nature orientated guest farm, about 13km
outside Springbok (on the Nababeep road) and about 6km from the N7 highway off ramp, in the heart of
Namaqualand in the Northern Cape.
It is situated in the foothills of the granite heads of the Kamiesberg, where quiver trees lookout across the
valley and Klipspringers roam. Jakkalswater is entirely “off the grid” and green.

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Harnham Mountain lodge

Harnham Farm is nestled in a valley on top of the Southpansberg Mountain Range and is 14 km from Louis
Trichardt on the N1 north to Zimbabwe. For your relaxation, we offer a variety of facilities to ensure you leave
us rested and ready for the road ahead. The lodge has recently developed two lovely hiking trails of 5km and
6km respectively each. Enjoy this preserved family farm in exquisite tranquil scene. It includes spectacular
views of mountain scenery bordered by Soutpansberg mountains and breath-taking nature.

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Passion for Wholeness
Active and Busy

Hannele Explains the reasons behind her ingredients

A delicious, balanced smoothie meal with all the necessary ingredients already added for you just to add water, milk, or yogurt, depending on your preference and availability.

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Hiking with dogs
TRAIL ETIQUETTE FOR HIKING WITH DOGS

If you want to start a heated conversation among dog owners, just ask about their encounters with other dogs on the trail. Hiking with dogs comes with a set of responsibilities that some simply do not understand or just choose to ignore.

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Side Hustle

Fagala Voet has a little side hustle available for a young creative, hiking freak, computer literate, marketing, Instagramer of note, self working entrepreneur who has time on the side oto take over our monthly newsletter as well a few designing jobs we are struggling to get to.

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Trail Chef
Easy Tikka Masala

We share delicious filling recipes for you to try and test out on the trail.

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