What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Oh so many things! We typically take weekend trips once or twice a month. Rock climbing in Waterval Boven, Ballito beaches, Kruger National park, ALL the Swazi national parks (you must go to Mkhaya!), Dullstroom, skiing in Afriski, the yearly Bushfire festivals are AMAZING, spend a weekend with friends in Mbuluzi, get away in Phophonyane, do sundowners and a camping night in Mlilwane (30 minutes away!), the list goes on. There are also some great longer trips that aren't difficult: Mozambique, Mauritius and Reunion, Cape Town. - Oct 2019


The U.S Embassy community is amazing. The majority of the people who work for the embassy, USAID, PEPFAr and Peace Corps are lots of fun to be around. Krueger Park is an amazing site, and I enjoyed seeing the beaches, Durban, SA, and Ponto Do'ouro, Mozambique. - Mar 2015


Game parks, hiking, wine tasting, having our first child - Feb 2011


Mlilwane, Malalotja, and Hlane game reserves, shopping at Ngwenya Glass, Swazi Candles, and Gone Rural; hiking Sibebe rock, enjoying pony rides for my kids at farms, eating at Sommerfields, and regional travel southern Africa. - May 2010


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