Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Best Time to Vist the Sabie Valley, Kruger, Game Lodges and the Panorama Route

One seasoned well-travelled International Tourist described this Region as: “The most beautiful natural phenomena he has ever encountered anywhere during his extensive travels across the face of this earth ”! On enquiry as to why he was so enthusiastic he … Continue reading

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Trips ZA

Company Overview Trips ZA is a wholly owned Tourism Reservation Information & Packaged Tours Service and Brokerage Company that specializes in Tailor Made Tours, Accommodation and Activity Reservations, as well Destination Marketing. The Company operates from two Information Offices; one … Continue reading

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The Ceramic Tiles on the walls of Sabie Post Office

My son Michael Fincken has asked me to tell you all I know about the beautiful tiles on the wall of the Post Office at Sabie which is actually very little as I would have been just four years old … Continue reading

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…He breathes new life into old wagons !

Farmer Piet Serdyn of Kleinkarnmelksvlei near Moorreesburg in the Swartland is one of the last of a nearly extinct breed, the old-fashioned wagon-maker and wheelwright. Few, if any, can match his skill in restoring old carts and wagons to their … Continue reading

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Sabie’s Summer Splendour

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin… And yet, I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these Matthew 6 vs 28-29 … Continue reading

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…a Negative Wine Experience.

One of Sabie’s precious tourism patrons has picked up a negative experience in South African Wine from a well known Wine Cellar. He purchased a 5 liter box of Stein Select from one of the bottle shops in Sabie. He … Continue reading

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Old Stone Joe on the N4 Highway

One of the routes to Sabie passes Old Stone Joe on the N4 Highway from Gauteng. Ever since I can remember, Old Stone Joe has been a feature on what was a narrow little dirt road, which is presently known … Continue reading

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The Chute

After alluvial gold became exhausted in the Pilgrim’s Rest and Sabie regions, new gold fields were discovered first at Kaapschehoop, then at Moodies and then eventually at Barberton in 1884. Barberton, was beginning to boom, as more reefs were discovered, … Continue reading

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Night drives through the Forests around Sabie

Perceptions and so called facts about the alien forests around Sabie are not always correct, and can be somewhat misleading. Apart from the gulleys, kloofs and vales that contain numbers of indigenous tree species, the remaining landscape originally consisted largely … Continue reading

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