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African Ghost Hunting Safaris - Van Hunks

Ghosts, Haunted Places and Travel in Africa

www.vanhunks.com combines an interest in the weird and mysterious (the paranormal, buried treasure, ghosts, myths and legends, flying saucers, witchcraft, occult crimes, strange but true stories, etc.) with travel. Sources of information include newspaper and magazine articles, and the work of authors such as Eric Rosenthal, Lawrence Green, I.D. Du Plessis, Penny Miller, T.V.Bulpin, Cynthia Hind and Margaret Williamson. We shall also record anecdotes that we have heard, and a couple of personal experiences that we have been unable to explain. Regretably, I cannot in the future give my precise sources on request, as it came to my attention that a few people used that information in attempts to pass off some of my articles as their own.

"The fairest cape in all the circumference of the Earth " is how the Cape Peninsula was described during Sir Francis Drake's voyage, and its scenery, flora and fauna still combine to make it South Africa's favourite destination. Nowhere else can you see wild penguins and baboons, and sometimes whales, dolphins and seals, in one short drive.

Then there is the Lowveld, in the northeastern corner of South Africa. Here is the Kruger National Park, larger than some countries. West of this superb game reserve are mountains, forests and waterfalls, the lands of the magical Venda people and of Modjadji the rain queen, the inspiration for H. Rider Haggard's "She Who Must Be Obeyed".

The Cape

  1. The Flying Dutchman, Ghost Ship of the Cape
  2. Antjie Somers, the Spring Heel Jack of South Africa
  3. The Mysterious Doctor James Barry
  4. Devils and Giants of Table Mountain
  5. Haunted Houses and Ghostly Granges of the Cape
  6. Africa's Haunted Castle, Goede Hoop
  7. The Cape's Strange Nature Reserve
  8. Spirits of Simon's Town

Kruger National Park and Environs

  1. Ghosts and Magic in the Kruger National Park
  2. Modjadji, "She Who Must be Obeyed"
  3. Bewitched Forests and Waters of the VhaVenda (part 1)
  4. Bewitched Forests and Waters of the VhaVenda (part 2)
  5. Ghosts and Magic Near the Kruger National Park
  6. Valley of Death: Ghosts of Kaapse Hoop and Barberton


  1. The Tokolosh, Africa's brownie.
  2. Old as Gold. Do Chinese ghosts haunt a Germiston guest house?

On Other Websites

  1. The Real Diagon Alley Diagonal Street, Johannesburg.
  2. Jablanket-machoies or cheplanget-wachawi? Leopard-men in East Africa.
  3. Did angels help this Kalahari traveller?
  4. More on the Tokoloshe
  5. More on Tokoloshes and Bed Raising
  6. Are Tokoloshes Melon Heads?
  7. New Orleans Haunted Hotels, Hoodoo and Voodoo in New Orleans, USA.
  8. San Antonio Haunted Hotels in San Antonio, USA, and Ghosts of the Alamo..
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