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Cruise News Issue 42

  The Ellies have taken this year’s theme of ‘Game Viewing Cruise Style’ to heart! As they grow in confidence that we are a safe presence, we are being treated to sightings that have been nothing short of spectacular. For the adventurous souls, load up your mountain bike and give ‘Game Viewing Cruise Style’ a whole new meaning! Join us for one …

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Cruise News Issue 41

The start of Tiger fishing Season this year has been celebrated by visits from old friends, Mountain Walks, Bikes and Bonfires! Roger enjoying time out with Shaun Botha and Angie Ashton, visiting from Seattle. Great to have Gary Smith (leading world skydiving coach) and his family on-board. Bheki’s guided walks along the Lebombo Mountains.… Participating in Ian Wilson’s Single Track Minded cruise …

Cruise News Issue 40

We are looking forward to a fantastic Tiger Fishing Season this year; hot days, ice cold beers and great company; I’m reminded of a saying in Zulu “Heyi alisashisi Ilanga! Likhipha inhlanzi emanzini!” which translates “Wow! It is so hot the fish are jumping out the water!” This is exactly what happens and while it’s great for the fish, when you …

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John Nieuwoudt joins Shayamanzi

I grew up in Cape Town and caught my first geelbek weighing in at 10 kg in Gordons Bay aged 6. My uncle had to reel it in.  I’ve been hooked ever since!! My biggest Tiger was caught in July this winter, with a special (rather than special what kind of lure) lure I bought in Cape Town, 1. 7 …

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A unique South African Experience

“Call it a clan, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one!” – Jane Howard On-board Shayamanzi, April is the month that we celebrate the family! After a frenetic start to 2015, we have the first chance to stop, catch our breath and spend some quality time with those who …

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Meet Our Shipshape Chef

Q&A with Mike Phiri Your first name: Mike Your surname: Phiri Do you have a “nickname”? Chef What is your current job title? Chef aboard Shayamanzi Are you single / married? Married If married – do you have any children & how old are they? One son 8 years old Where do you grow up & do your schooling? Malawi …