Land expropriation without compensation

Land expropriation without compensation

During this time in South Africa of great political instability it has been made clear that land expropriation without compensation will be officially a part of our constitution.

This now leaves us with the total confusion (in my eyes) as to who actually the land should be given back to.

As a white South African, with my parents having been requested to move to South Africa in the 1970’s to help with Civil Engineering training of our people to create employment, where do I stand?

Will it boil down to the simple fact that my skin is “white” that will determine if my land(that was paid for by my hard work) will be taken and will I be told to go back to where I came from? (Where did I come from?) Being born in South Africa and living almost my entire life here I feel South African.(I have no ties with Europe)

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Kruger national Park Safari – what other options do you have?

Kruger national Park Safari – what other options do you have?

Kruger National Park is often the first thing that comes to mind, yes? As a Durban based Tour Operator, I often think about why the Kruger national Park would be my first choice. What other option do You have …?

Well – Durban is home to the “oldest “game reserve (protected) Safari Park in Africa so say with us for some “nuggets of gold”

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Ideas on building a Boma, its origins and what food to serve at a Boma dinner

Ideas on building a Boma, its origins and what food to serve at a Boma dinner

Recently my family and I visited a lodge on the North coast of KwaZulu Natal, a route we (Tim Brown Tours) travel regularly conducting our Safari Tours from Durban. It was here I was looking at the lovely setup of the lodge and thought that it really needed a “Boma”.

This word “Boma” is one of those words which has crossed over a number of languages and therefore has an adjusted meaning in different areas.

Before we get into some of the ideas for building a Boma we need break down some of the meanings for this word.

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Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Ground Hornbill

Needing a hollow in a tree usually preferred to be 3 meters off the ground for protection. Looking at the size of the Southern Ground Hornbill you can see how near impossible this nesting habit can be.

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Tim Brown Tours, live Radio interview

Tim Brown Tours, live Radio interview

This past couple of weeks have been very busy for Tim Brown Tours, with a featured live Radio interview with Ubuntu Radio(South Africa’s only government owned radio station) and winning airtime on Hot 91.9 Fm at the Holiday Expo 2017.

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Natures effects on humans

Natures effects on humans

Nature is one of the greatest ways to positively change a humans perspective on life in a very short space of time! Join Tim Brown Tours for a life changing Safari from Durban, South Africa.

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Best Things to do in Durban

Best Things to do in Durban

Durban is an amazing city with more things to do than you would believe if you were not familiar with the area.
Watch highlights of Zulu Dancing, the famous Sani Pass in the Drakensberg and Safari footage.
Learn about different traditions and expand your horizons.

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Impala : Dispelling the Myth

Impala : Dispelling the Myth

It is so common in the safari industry that guides are taught things which are not inline with logic and the laws of nature.
Stay tuned for some real Impala facts and some myths bust wide open.

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South Africa is amazing

South Africa is amazing

I have been fortunate to have traveled several parts of this world and have seen many different cultures and classes. Classes from Rich to poor and cultures from sophisticated to simple.

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Durban Day Safari

Durban Day Safari

It was another lovely day in Durban where we met our clients and began our adventure up the coast to the famous Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve. This reserve is a Big 5 and Malaria-free safari park. We love to take our clients here on our Durban safaris.After the initial meet and greet we departed for the day tour. We arrived at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve after 2.5 hours. We spotted Zebra next to the road within a minute of entering!

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Hluhluwe Safari – day safari from Durban

Hluhluwe Safari – day safari from Durban

After 5-10 minutes we moved on and spotted Rhino. Wildebeest and Zebra on either side or the road. I have no idea how long we spent here but our safari from Durban was heating up! Read on for more of our exciting Safari.

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Recent African safaris from Durban

Recent African safaris from Durban

We have had some great success on our recent African safaris from Durban over the past couple of months. These sightings range from animals on the road crossing in front of our vehicle, Elephants sleeping, Cheetah hunting, Wild Dogs hunting on the road, Leopard sleeping, Black Rhino browsing, Wildebeest drinking, Lion drinking and happy clients on safari!

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Drakensberg Mountains Tour

Drakensberg Mountains Tour

The Drakensberg mountains are for me the most majestic mountains to tour and to share this place with my clients is truly a blessing! From Cathedral Peak,The majestic Sentinel, Royal Natal National Park and Nelson Mandela Capture Site … and much much more.

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Drakensberg Mountains Tour

Drakensberg Mountains Tour

Book Your Drakenberg Mountains Tour. Majestic Drakenseberg mountains, Pot Bread, Sotho village and lunch at the highest pub in Africa!

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Safari Tour Durban

Safari Tour Durban

Join Tim Brown Tours on a Durban safari tour to the Hluhluwe game reserve where nature comes alive and dreams are made! Try us for your African safari experience.

After collecting my clients from their hotel in Durban we headed off to the world famous Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve where we would begin our safari.

We are blessed with good weather in Durban and it only get warmer on route to Hluhluwe game reserve. It was here that we entered and began our safari looking for as many of the Big 5 as possible.

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Tala half day tour

Tala half day tour

Our Tala half day tour from Durban began in the city of Umhlanga. Once we heading off we got chatting about the history of Durban, KwaZulu Natal and South Africa before we arrived at Tala game reserve.

The history is the build up to a great Durban tour and it is always interesting to answer questions on my beautiful country considering how much has happened here and what we have managed to come through.

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Hluhluwe Day Safari

Hluhluwe Day Safari

We began our Hluhluwe day safari bright and early as you would when going on an African safari tour! It was a lovely day as it had rained the night before so it was a little cooler today so we could enjoy the safari away from the extreme summer heat!

On route to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve I covered some of the interesting history of Durban, KwaZulu Natal and South Africa as well as the population groups and how they came to be here. It also ended up with some politics which you really should never discuss with your clients but if they are happy with hearing your opinion then it is fine.

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About Tim Brown Tours

It has been a dream to show off Durban and KwaZulu-Natal to the world.

 

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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal

Find out more about the rich history and culture of Durban, and its captivating province, KwaZulu-Natal.

Find out more about the rich history and culture of Durban, and its captivating province, KwaZulu-Natal.

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