Friday, 18 November 2011

Step Aside Conference Centre

Very exciting update today: we have just confirmed accommodation for our departure point. Step Aside Conference Venue in George will be hosting the team.
“Idealy situated 2km out of George on the road to Oudtshoorn this beautiful conference centre is placed on 45ha ground at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains. Although only a few minutes drive from the centre of George and only 10 minutes from the airport, one immediately gets that tranquille and relaxing farm feeling.  There are ducks greating you, the eggs for breakfast are from our own hen's and we have a flock of geese carefully watching over us together with Tiger our watch dog.”
For more information and bookings, please go to
We would like to thank Martin for the generous offer of hospitality and we cannot wait to stay at this beautiful looking place.
Diane has also been invited to speak to the local Rotary Club on the Tuesday before the tour.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Going Somewhere Slowly - The start

If you had money to travel, where would you go? 

Europe, the Americas, Eurasia, Kenya, Botswana, Egypt, Mauritius or some other exotic exciting destination? Or would you explore South Africa?
Message from Diane: 
“In the last 10 years I have been privileged through my studies, work and holidays to see some pretty spectacular parts of our country. Starting with Grahamstown and its rich history, then onto the Lowveld with its abundance of wildlife and interesting human characters, back to the coast to George (the real gem of South Africa and hub to many awesome sights), then off to the Namaqualand where I spent 8 fantastic months in the Springbok area before returning to George and eventually back to Johannesburg – which cannot be written off as it itself has some interesting spots.
Since returning to Johannesburg for work, I have needed to explore and as such have started getting out. Photographic excursions to interesting places which I promise to return to and write more about, as well as cycling tours to really remote yet stunning places (even places close to Johannesburg) have shown me one thing: why go anywhere but SA?
Fortunately for me, I have made friends with fellow adventurers, Tessa and Rob and the 3 of us who have decided that this is a good idea.
With the combined history of what we have seen and done, we have decided to become tourists in SA and to start telling others about the cool places we have found. Join us on this journey where we will find interesting, budget but comfortable and sanitary accommodation, interesting people and amazing sights.”