Author Archives: Tashja

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    Fly Fisherman! Are You Smarter Than A Trout?

    Posted on August 31, 2013 by in fly fishing

    I stumbled across a really well written, tongue-in-cheek fly fishing blog post earlier today. One you simply have to read. Now I suppose you have to be a fly fisherman to appreciate it, because it deals with an age old difference of opinion between fish biologists and fly fishermen: are trout really all beauty and […]

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    Lammergeier Mountain Challenge 2013

    Posted on August 23, 2013 by in trail running

    As you might have seen in the “Events” section of our site, the Lammergeier Mountain Challenge (sometimes also referred to as the Lammergeier Half Marathon) is drawing near. This exciting trail running event challenges trail runners to conquer the mountain by taking on the third-steepest mountain pass in South Africa. The Lammergeier Mountain Challenge / […]

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    MTB -10 Mountain Ready Tips for Novices

    Posted on August 14, 2013 by in mountain biking

    Lammergeier Highlands Reserve is popular among MTB riders. With the sport steadily growing, we’ve noticed a substantial increase in new riders on our guest list. Getting up close and personal with the mountains on the reserve seems to be a pretty universal goal among them. But, as experienced MTB riders know, it is challenging terrain […]

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    Chronicles of a Hiking Newbie

    Posted on August 8, 2013 by in hiking

    I arrived here a year ago. A fresh import; all the way from Johannesburg. As the locals would say, I was a ‘dorpsjapie’ (townie). Hiking, in my world, was the action of a pesky skirt that pulls up when you move. Hiking…what?! There are a couple of things you get to learn pretty quickly when […]

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    The Missing Black Eagle

    Posted on July 31, 2013 by in bird watching

    Those of you who know us will understand just how passionate we are about the creatures – big and small, legged and non-legged, plumed and non-plumed -who call Lammergeier Highlands Reserve their home. Well, shock and horror. We caught wind via the small-town-rumour-mill that a local chap shot a Black Eagle in our area.  The story went […]

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