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Saturday Spot: Your Southern African Bucket List… A MapStudio GiveAway…

March 24th, 2014 · 22 Comments

I did promise three GiveAways in a row… and here is the next one… a fabulous brand new, hot off the press, book from the Mapstudio: Your Bucket List by Patrick Cruywagen.. When I saw this book I knew our readers all over the world would love it…

The tagline is 150 Must-Do Experiences in Southern Africa… turning the pages through this book and there is absolutely something for everyone: Great adventures for adventurous spirits, and lesser adventures for those who just want to relax… this book is a list of the “best of the rest” of things to do in our part of the world. It is packed with beautiful colour photographs. Each event get a full page of coverage with the when, the where and the why. There is plenty of information, to make your experience just that little bit better… tips and tweaks as well as special information like relevant websites and similar experiences. I love that the author has “been there and done that,” how much better is it to read a guide by someone who has actually experienced all the events themselves…

There are things that seem way off the charts of possibility… for example bungee jumping anywhere at anytime and shark diving is a very close second. It is also packed with things we would love to do…

Se7en + 1 Things at the Top of Our Bucket List:


  1. Stay on a Langebaan Houseboat
  2. Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve
  3. Clamber About in the Cango Caves
  4. Run the Otter Trail African Trail Run, running may be out of our league but we would love to do the hike
  5. Watch Turtles Hatch and Attempt to Reach the Ocean on the Kwazulu-Natal North Coast
  6. See Rhino in the Wild, sleep in a bird hide, not to mention see the Big Five all in the Kruger National Park
  7. Stargazing in Sutherland
  8. And the Se7en + 1th

  9. Travel by Tain from Cape Town to Pretoria

Se7en Experiences We Have Brought You, Featured in the Book


  1. Climb Table Mountain
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  3. Take the Cape Town Red Bus Tour
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  5. Experience the Noon Gun in Cape Town
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  7. Surf at Muizenburg
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  9. Visit Penguins at Boulders
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  11. Visit Namaqualand in Flower Season
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  13. Search for Solitude in the Cederberg

The GiveAway

We have two copies of Your Bucket List by Patrick GiveAway. This GiveAway works in the usual way: Leave us a comment. Comment before the end of 28 March 2014, and we will draw and publish the winners in the next Friday Fun Post after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and happy commenting!!!

We would like to thank MapStudio who supplied us with three copies of this book, one to review and two to GiveAway. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are entirely our own.

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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Erin M // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • 2 Nita // Mar 24, 2014 at 7:42 am

    This would be a handy book on our shelf,thanks!

  • 3 Ann // Mar 24, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Can’t decide whether I would give this to my Dad for his birthday or keep it for myself! Looks great!

  • 4 Heide Goodman // Mar 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

    even if I do 100 of the experiences I will be blessed. Thank you for motivating us to get out and do it!

  • 5 Irene // Mar 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Wow – that sound slike a fun book. count me in 🙂

  • 6 Jo // Mar 24, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’m not very adventurous, but I would love to do some of these!

  • 7 cat@jugglingact // Mar 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Would love to win this and do some of the items
    cat@jugglingact´s last blog post ..I had bookclub on Tuesday night

  • 8 Jenna O // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway! This book would be interesting one to read!

  • 9 Mrs FF // Mar 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Must be a real page turner of fun activities

  • 10 Anita // Mar 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Sounds like a fascinating read, please enter me!

  • 11 Astrid Julies // Mar 24, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Enjoy’d you article…now I want to see my beautiful country with my teen. Thank you for opening our eyes.

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  • 13 Sanna // Mar 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    sounds like a great way to get ideas for outings and holidays

  • 14 Debbie // Mar 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Wow, what an amazing looking book. And a helicopter ride over Vic Falls is so on my list!

  • 15 Aunts muffin // Mar 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Looks wonderful!

  • 16 Reeta @houseofanais // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I love bucket lists – you’ve done some really cool things in South Africa. I am off to tick one item off mine soon – southern Spain and Moorish treasures. And I would love to read this book also!
    Reeta @houseofanais´s last blog post ..planning a dream trip to andalucia on #igtravelthursday

  • 17 Laura W. // Mar 26, 2014 at 3:07 am

    What a fabulous book!! And so fun that you’ve already done at least se7en of the 150 things. 🙂

  • 18 Carina Maré // Mar 26, 2014 at 6:49 am

    We are always looking for new things to do in our own beautiful country, so I would love to win this book.

  • 19 Tammy // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Very cool.

  • 20 Delene // Mar 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Oh this looks like a great book. I am not sure if we know what is available in South Africa to do. A great resource.

  • 21 ellen // Mar 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    my husband would love this book:)

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