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Gill Lange

Freelance writer

Location icon South Africa

South African based full time, freelance writer

Kinetic Events - Expedition Africa Latest News

Cape St Francis Resort to host Expedition Africa 2017 The Cape St Francis Resort once again hit the headlines as a top lifestyle destination with the announcement of its selection as the preferred host for the hotly contested Expedition Africa, one of nine international extreme adventure races that make up the Adventure Racing World Series for 2017.

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Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine in South Africa

The world of politics can be like a circus without a ringmaster, and South Africa is no different, with its corrupt politicians and an economy spiralling towards 'junk status'. People are crying out for light relief, and the country's latest generation of hard-hitting comedians have become wildly popular.

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10 Top Things to See and Do in Tanzania

Even those who have experienced a wildlife safari before should not miss the opportunity for a fabulous game drive. There are plenty of parks and reserves to choose from, ranging from the world-renowned Serengeti, to pretty Tarangire, and the small but beautiful Arusha National Park.

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How a Mining Song Became South Africa's Anthem of Unity

It's an anthem that sends tingles down your spine, compels you to stand up and sing, and often even brings a tear to the eye. Rousing and heart rendering, with its origins in the hopes and despair of the early gold and diamond miners, ' Shosholoza 'is not just a song to South Africans, it is the country's unofficial national anthem and a hymn of unity and pride.

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The Fearless Nature of These African Animals Will Surprise You

The honey badger This unassuming and relatively small creature is considered the most fearless animal in the world, and they are notorious for their strength, ferocity, and toughness. They have been known to attack and repel some of the most fearsome animals in Africa, including lions, hyenas, and highly venomous snakes.

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11 Things You Didn't Know About the Masaai

Meet the Masaai The Masaai speak Maa, and extensive oral law governs many aspects of their lifestyle. Maa is only spoken, not written, and Masaai children are schooled in Swahili or English. The culture is strongly patriarchal, with the elder men of the tribe typically deciding on all matters that affect the group.

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20 Unmissable Attractions in Namibia

Desert abundance may sound like an oxymoron, but in Namibia the phrase rings true, with countless spectacular natural attractions spread across the dusty, arid landscape, unique in their beauty and stunning to behold. Here is a selection of Namibia's most unmissable attractions.

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Explore Lesotho's Bygone Trading Posts

The history of Lesotho's trading posts Stunning Lesotho is a sparsely populated region where snow-capped peaks tower over remote little villages that make the rest of the world seem far, far away. Approximately a century ago, a network of trading posts were created by entrepreneurs who procured crops, cattle, wool and mohair from the largely rural Basotho population, then selling these commodities into established markets in South Africa.