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Gary Schnakenberg
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posted 7 February 2012 10:25 CET
”Ralph Waldo Emerson said : ‘Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.’ You have helped us learn a few of those lessons over the last two weeks. The experience has not been one I can easily sum up – I have been moved by the beauty of this land we have seen and these people we have encountered. I know I cannot say exactly how, but I will be a different person for having been here.”
Rick Gore
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posted 7 February 2012 10:23 CET
“Thanks for taking me over the rainbow for a few too brief shining days.”
Catherine Mann
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posted 7 February 2012 10:21 CET
”I learnt to be wary of the crocodile; heard the hippopotamus laugh; saw two elephants oblivious of our presence frolicking in the shallows; watched the majestic fish eagle, posing on the fork of a petrified tree, throw back his head with a plaintive cry, and with a flash retrieve a catfish in one talon; saw a secretive jackal; a shadowy herd of buffalo at night; crossed the path of a secretive but purposeful porcupine. All these wonderful memories bound together with the pleasure of your company, and solicitous attention to our every need.”

Brian Quinn and Catherine Mann,


“Dreaming the unseeming
We set out on our drive,
And ended with faces beaming
For we saw four out of five.

With boredom well resisted
By anecdotal tales,
As guide turned and twisted
Along the dusty trails.

And now our trek is over
As we make our homeward tack,
But we savoured every second
And next year we’ll be back!”

Brian and Catherine again – Kruger, 2001
John
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posted 4 February 2012 01:45 CET
My wife & I, our son, his wife and their three children (age 3-7), spent the better part of five days touring the Cape Town area with Steve and his trusty new set of wheels. We have nothing but good things to say about Steve! He was punctual, light-hearted if we were a bit late, and always ready to make itinerary changes on the fly when weather or other requirements went awry. One such change had him traveling almost two hours out of his way, over hill and dale, when dropping us off for three day stint at one of the private game reserves. Lesser folks would have worried about the beating their car was taking, or the unexpected return trip that ended after dark, not Steve. For him it was all in a day’s work: Hakuna Matata – no worries.

Steve also offers the usual sort of interesting tidbits you’d expect from a top-notch tour guide, but his easy demeanor, complemented by his geography teaching background, allow for a more thoughtful exchange than you’re likely to find with most tour guides. And if you get him on a roll, he’s more than willing to share a few jokes, to include some with the predictable but enjoyable accents of the outlanders who visit South Africa. In sum, we had a totally exhilarating experience in Cape Town and Steve was a significant contributing factor. We have no hesitancy in recommending him highly. If you have any doubts, the coup de grace is his daily rate, which we found to be extremely satisfactory. Enjoy your visit! We certainly did. Thanks Steve!!
Rosa Cornet
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posted 1 February 2012 18:56 CET
Africa is more beautyful if you know it trhoug Africa Outing. Thanks Steve & Jeremy for the great experiences we had in the two travels whe shared.

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway

"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa - for he has so much to look forward to."
Richard Mullin.

"Tourists don't know where they've been; travellers don't know where they're going."
Paul Theroux.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey.


“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.”
G.K. Chesterton.


“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”
James Michener.


“The journey not the arrival matters.”
T. S. Eliot.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
Mark Twain.


“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding – The Four Quartets.


“Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.”
Brian Jackman.

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