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SOUTH AFRICA : Guys' road trip adventures in Durban, Nelspruit and Hibiscus Coast (Margate and Oribi Gorge)


Guys' Road Trip in Durban, Nelspruit and Hibiscus Coast (Margate and Oribi Gorge) via Swaziland and Mozambique


After saying our goodbyes to our wonderful Mozambique friends and our French host, we made our way on our guys' trip through Swaziland to Durban and the south Coast areas in South Africa.


It definitely was not a monotonous voyage as we stopped off for fun local food, local ( Mozambique! ) beer and other goodies before crossing the border into Swaziland. We got some extra beer and drinks as we quickly learned how to give "dash" to the border people and soldiers along the trip. Our vehicle was searched by these several times at checkpoints along the trip.





Driving on a road which passes all kinds of farm land with goats and cattle many times in the road, in only a few hours time we came across this sign:


Durban's famous Victoria Market was a favourite haunt of ours, and it was fun to re visit the spice market, and see other things there.



Durban has a large Indian population, and we had our opportunities to experience local Indian food, Durban Style.

Our friend's sister was a manager at a large hotel near the sea in Durban, so we got a nice, water view room on a higher floor in the hotel.



After Durban, we drove across the coast to the 
coast to a seaside town named Margate. We rented a nice flat in that town and had fun with more South African friends who also lived in that area. Wine, beer and dinner parties, bath tub fun and laughter!

We both particularly enjoyed waking up before everyone else and had a stroll by the sea, and breakfast in a fun restaurant by the seaside. The waitress was very kind to us and helped us nicely.






Photo: One of our parties with the guys! fun!

Chris went zip lining across Oribi Gorge with the other guys, which is at a game reserve. I was so very scared of heights and was not at all going to be on a zip line.




I walked over a suspension bridge which wiggled and swayed over the gorge instead. I never looked down below me.






On our drive around the game reserve, we marveled over the animals which were roaming around or in packs together on the plains.


Another real treat was to meet our friend's mother and her husband. They lived in a township area nearby.  It was a pleasure to be invited to a nice dinner cooked by our friend's mother, special for us, at her home. I real rare treat for us to have this opportunity!










This trip to the south coast whet our appetite to return along this area near Margate. There are many holidaymaker towns along the coast which we would love to experience more. Since we have friends who live in the area, we shall with certainty be re visiting again!






SOUTH AFRICA: Experiences in Johannesburg's Townships and Suburbs from our eyes

South Africa:  Experiences in Johannesburg's Townships and Suburbs from our eyes

Johannesburg has a reputation. It's character and history have made it the city that it is. So many people call Johannesburg home. We had the opportunity to experience staying with our gracious African friends in their lovely home in the nearby suburbs of Johannesburg called Brakenhurst,  Alberton. It is a more upscale neighbourhood where homes have high walls, each home has a security system with electric wire fence to make their fortress safe.

 Our friends told us that the insurance company makes everyone do that. Our friends were discriminated by the White neighbours before they moved in, but the landlady is a lawyer, so everyone is quiet now.

Our friends collected us from the airport and took us to their home which had been decorated specially in honour of our visit. We were treated like Zulu kings!

 Flower petals were greeting us at the door step, and a lavish lunch waiting for us! 


 We connected with them so perfectly and we have a wonderful relationship! By hanging around and helping in the kitchen I even learned some local cooking secrets! 






We had really fun dinner parties with a local celebrity showing up!

We will also share our experiences with our opportunity to see the townships. Famous ones like Soweto, and also Katlehong, and an estate living place called The Falls Lifestyle Estate, which is in Johannesburg.

Some friends are living there too, where we had dinner together.


Katlehong is a township which has a fun dance club called Hurricane. 



 The atmosphere was groove, and everyone there was enjoying and very kind-  I was the only European guy there but was received with kindness and handshakes and pats on the back, and smiles! 


There are other clubs nearby which we only peered our heads into, as it was already so late for us, but we promise to come back and enjoy them next visit.

Soweto is a very lively and avant garde neighbourhood now.
Many of the people there were of the younger fashionable crowd, and progressive, as we were holding hands together ( men holding hands openly) and we didn't get stared at.

Our visit to this area was very short but sweet and a wonderful introduction which whets our appetite to explore more intimately Johannesburg city as well as more of the surrounding townships and regions! Can't wait to return again!




MACANETA, MOZAMBIQUE: A guy's party weekend at a beach house in Mozambique

A guys' party Weekend at a Mozambique Beach House

 We had an absolutely fabulous and magical weekend at the beach, Mozambique style!  
Travelling with three of our lovely South African friends, we travelled by a 4 by 4 vehicle from the Johannesburg area and got a tourist visa easily at the border between South Africa and crossed the border into exotic Mozambique!




We had arrangements with a French friend of ours who was a professor in Maputo, and owned a fun beach house in a very remote location near Marracuene as his get away play house. He invited around 10 very randy, horny Mozambique-an guys, who were in their 20s and early 30s to join us in the fun.






 The fun part is they were all handsome and very playfully frisky the whole time we were there.


The beach house was located on a very remote part of a sandy peninsula like area, which made it very private and perfect for guy parties. We all became friends and worked together like a perfect team, as we had to do all the cooking, cleaning and everything else together. The Mozambique-an guys did local cooking, so we got to try real local style food! 


The meals included "sheema" which is similar to "Fufu" and eaten with your fingers, it soaks up sauces and assists in eating without a fork. I thoroughly enjoyed every meal experience.  We went into a nearby town to get local vegetables, and fresh fish from the local markets! It was a fun experience!






In the evening after dinner and everything was cleaned up, we would have more drinks and turn on dance music. We danced together until the wee hours!



Sleeping was in different rooms, sometimes guys alternating between room to room, and in other locations throughout the beach house as well as small annex cottages. Shall I politely say "naughty experiences" occurred every night?






We played on the beach together and brought with us some wine, bottles of gin, a cooler of beer and other kinds of alcohol. When my eyes caught sight of the perfect blue water and the perfect sand, I galloped like a deer as if the water was a magnet pulling me to it. The water was absolutely perfect! Absolutely!

We enjoyed ourselves the whole day, bringing along an amplifier to play fun music which we danced to ( I danced more after I had sips of everyone's drink as well as a few local Mozambique beers of my own!). We started to catch the attention of other local people nearby and they sometimes danced with us. 

The beach was inhabited with local people and the feeling was vibrant, happy and exciting!  We had grilled chicken, and I tried the local grilled fish with local periperi sauce. Perfect!



 We had truly a wonderful time!

Our friend allowed us to stay the night in his colonial style apartment in Maputo, very comfortable and nostalgic, before we started making our way back to South Africa.

Mozambique claimed our hearts, and we are absolutely going to make an effort to visit other parts of that beautiful country, and to make a reunion with many of our Mozambique friends who we are in contact with now on social media.