The Happy Challenge - Augrabies Waterfalls, Northern Cape

The Happy Challenge - Augrabies Waterfalls, Northern Cape

Published: 14. June 2019

The Khoi people called the Augrabies Falls 'Aukoerebis', the place of the Great Noise, referring to the Orange River thundering its way downwards for 60 metres in a spectacular waterfall. Klipspringer and quiver trees stand in stark silhouette against the African sky, silent sentinels in a strangely unique environment where only those that are able to adapt ultimately survive. The area is inhabited by the Nama People who over the centuries have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions of the area. The animals in Augrabies Falls National Park can survive in extreme high and low temperatures. Smaller animals make use of whatever shade is available as well as burrows, rock crevices and fallen trees. The types of animals include are the slender mongoose, the yellow mongoose, and rock dassies. An interesting mammal found in Augrabies is the cape clawless otter, their presence in the park indicates that the river ecosystem is relatively healthy. The giraffes found in Augrabies are lighter in colour than those found in the regions of the east, as a counter measure for the extreme heat. One of the most often seen antelope is the klipspringer, which are often seen in pairs. Other antelope found in the park are steenbok, springbok, gemsbok, kudu and eland.Predators in Augrabies Falls National Park come in the form of leopard, black backed jackals, caracal, the bat-eared fox, and the African wild cat......

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The Happy Challenge - Wolfgat, Paternoster, Western Cape

The Happy Challenge - Wolfgat, Paternoster, Western Cape

Published: 14. June 2019

The best restaurant in the World is in South Africa?! No Way! Yes way, and it's called Wolfgat and was named as Restaurant of the Year at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris for 2019. Wolfgat is perched atop the Wolfgat cave, after which the restaurant is named. The intimate 24-seater heritage cottage enjoys unimpeded views of the gently cresting surf. It is here where chef Kobus van der Merwe beguiles diners with his artful creations, using hyper-local produce that put him on the map as the pioneer and reviver of the Strandveld philosophy of cooking....

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Best spots on the Garden Route - A Happy Camper Review

Best spots on the Garden Route - A Happy Camper Review

Published: 6. April 2019

'What are the best spots to see when travelling the Garden Route?' If we got a campervan for every time we've been asked this question, then I think we could take part in a Chasing Africa tour every month!

However, along comes a happy camper named Serge Gration, who takes our Happy 1 on an epic 18 day tour throughout the Garden Route and parts of the Eastern Cape, and gives us the down-low on the best spots on his journey. We definitely think he's onto something.....

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Chasing Africa Part 1

Chasing Africa Part 1

Published: 23. November 2018

We teamed up with instagrammer_sa team extraodinaires Richard, Robynn and Russel who together with social influencers Taun, Melissa and Alex took our Happy 3 campervan for an epic African adventure which they named 'Chasing Africa'. Their route took them from Cape Town to the Garden Route, Eastern Cape and all the way to the Transkei. We feel that with this being the first of (hopefully) many Chasing Africa adventures, they have managed to capture a small part of what makes our part of the world so special. Check out the video below:

Geez that gives me goosebumps every time ! What do you think?!

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Why Cape Town's water crisis is under Control (Update)

Why Cape Town's water crisis is under Control (Update)

Published: 12. September 2018

In March this year we talked about Cape Town's water crisis, and what was being done to prevent a disaster from happening. Today, 6 months later, where are we now?

Is there still a danger from Cape Town becoming the first major city globally to run our of water? Oh ye of little Faith!

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