2009 A Year To Remember!

Wow... this has been a crazy year for the two of us. We decided to move home, start a company, and get married. Our year has been full of challenges, successes and of course ... exploration. Along the way we have learnt so much and have enjoyed sharing our experiences with others.

Coming back to South Africa after 6 years of travel was so exciting for us. It has been wonderful getting back and once again being part of South Africa's growth. African Avenue started in February, like a newborn wilderbeest, we hit the ground running. Thanks to all of you who have supported us this year! It has been an amazing journey so far. We have seen and done so many things and met loads of incredible people along the way.

We wish you all the best for the festive season and the upcoming year. Hope to see you in Africa sometime soon!

Kalahari - The Magic of Tswalu

Our visit to Tswalu opened our eyes to the beauty of the South African Kalahari. Tswalu is South Africa's largest privately owned Game Reserve (1000 square km). Our visit gave us the chance to get to know the dedicated and friendly staff. The main camp (Motse) is a special place. We were pampered from the moment we arrived and loved every minute of it. Our best was tracking lion and the endangered black rhino on foot with our passionate and knowledeable guide Dylan. We were lucky to find a pack of wild dogs on a kudu kill. Time spent here gives equal emphasis to the smaller animals, insects, and often - overlooked plant life. We would highly recommend a few nights at this camp. The prviate villa (Tarkuni) sleeps 10 exclusively. It comes with its own open Land Rover and a professional guide...What bliss!


Group Retreat in the Kruger Park

We successfully hosted a 5-day group retreat for sixteen people from across the globe. Who came together to work and play in the wilderness. We had about 8 different nationalities in the group which made for interesting conversation and good company - bush dinners, early morning bush walks and lazy roaring lions. We held the 'mini conference' at Mopani Camp in Kruger and we thank Cassie and her team for being so easy to take care of!!


The county is ecstatic, the positivety and excitement is addictive. Bring on 2010!
We look forward to updating you in the next newsletter, on the "soccer fever" that has gripped our country.

Going Places ...
Going Africa

Ethne Cameron from Going Africa has been our Mentor, Colleague and 'Fairy Godmother' ever since we returned home. Ethne and Malcolm Cameron are specialists in African travel having started Going Africa over 20 years ago. We have been privilaged to join forces with  them through our sister company African Avenue. Born out of passion and love for the people and wildlife on this continent. We have made it our goal to continue to give friends & clients a truly special and unforgettable experience in Africa. We welcome you with wide-open arms and can't wait to share Africa with you.

Creating friendships through travel ...

“Africa is a destination that will change your life forever and it is our privilege to welcome you here. African Avenue specialises in personalised itineraries that include unique and authentic experiences throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Working closely with you, we will create your ideal getaway.”

Community - Zwelisha High School Choir does us proud

There are a many inspirational projects throughout Africa and within the countries through which we travel. This is one of the schools that Going Africa supports & that African Avenue has been lucky enought to be involved with. 

Zwelisha High School is situated in the province of Mpumalanga. It provides valuable education to its enthusiastic learners. Under the leadership of the headmaster, Mr Twala, and a dedicated team of teachers, the school has seen significant improvements over recent years. Visitors to the school always remark on the high level of dedication from both students and teachers alike. With limited resources, and only basic infrastructure, it relies on hard work and dedication.
We first discoved this talented school choir while searching for someone to sing at our wedding. Since then we have been working closely with the choir. The talent that exists within the learners is phenomenal, and with a little financial assistance the choir has been able to compete at a national level, winning acclaim and awards. One of their greatest achievements this year was being chosen to sing the Egyptian national anthem at the Confederations Cup (Soccer) that was held in South Afirca. We hope to get more involved in helping to develop the talent that this wonderful school is nurturing.
It is incredible to see how the school welcomes anybody wanting to get involved. They open their doors to people with a genuine interest in its wellbeing, and are more than happy to show off their well-kept grounds. Well done to the choir ... may you continue to grow and reach for the stars!

Calling on all yachties - come visit us!

Come visit us in Africa. Adventure, luxury, bush and beach. Bring your family or bring your friends. Contact us and we will put something together for you!

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Luxury Walking Safaris

Norman Carr Safaris was started over 50 years ago, providing travelers with the authentic 'bush-walking' experience. Situated in the incredible South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. One of the finest wildlife reserves in Africa. This walking safari takes you from camp to camp in this natural, unspoilt part of the world.


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