CROC­O­DILE COR­NER

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“Croc­o­diles are easy.they try to kill and eat you. Peo­ple are harder. Some­times they pre­tend to be your friend first,” Steve Ir­win was once quoted.the lo­cal Shangaan peo­ple who first in­hab­ited the Sa­bie re­gion in Mpumalanga must not have shared the late Ir­win’s sen­ti­ments on this mat­ter, deem­ing the river which ran through the town ulus­aba, mean­ing “the river of fear”, be­cause it was once teem­ing with croc­o­diles.the town of Sa­bie in­her­its its name from these hum­ble be­gin­nings, and has since de­vel­oped into a boom­ing forestry dor­pie that is just beg­ging to be ex­plored.the town lies 360 km east of the Jo­han­nes­burg In­ter­na­tional Air­port, and 64 km west of the Kruger Na­tional Park. It of­fers great spots for hik­ing, fly fish­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, horse rid­ing, white-wa­ter raft­ing, rock climb­ing, ab­seil­ing, bird watch­ing, 4×4 trips, and cu­rios shop­ping. For more in­for­ma­tion on things to do in the town, visit www.sa­bie.co.za.

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