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Shipping

Shipping

The final hurdle for us was what to do with the landrover when we had finished.. We had toyed with selling it in South Africa however despite this being possible, due to the import laws we would have been unable to sell it for 2 years after it was officially imported....
South Africa 5

South Africa 5

We were on the home straight, the car was booked in to be shipped (I will write about that once it has happened), Charles had booked his flight for 15th Jan and I was counting down the days (often with dread) till I was home!  We were finally heading to a Cape...
South Africa 4

South Africa 4

Leaving Pretoriuskop at 5am we knew we would have a long drive ahead of us. Our aim was to get as far as Newcastle however having gotten down there in good time we managed to get just north of Pietermaritzburg just as the storms rolled in at 5.30pm. It had been a long...
South Africa 3 The Kruger!

South Africa 3 The Kruger!

The day of going into the mighty park of all parks, Kruger, arrived…. whilst I hope to not bore you with details about it here are some.. it was established in 1898 by Paul Kruger, but merged with 2 other parks in 2002 to become part of the Great Limpopo...
South Africa 2

South Africa 2

Please excuse the lack of photographs at the moment.. (now updated on all blogs I hope 14.11.16) I am currently experiencing technical difficulties with my blogging app.. nothing is ever easy! Arriving back in South Africa we spent a night back in Nelspruit at a much...

South Africa 2

Please excuse the lack of photographs at the moment.. I am currently experiencing technical difficulties with my blogging app.. nothing is ever easy! Arriving back in South Africa we spent a night back in Nelspruit at a much busier campsite than when we had left it....
South Africa (round 2)

South Africa (round 2)

I meant to post this blog a few days ago however thanks to a new update on my iPad I didn’t even want, my normal blogger app is now not working! Great when you have been writing and it crashes.. lots of swearing at Apple, and now 3 ‘In the pipeline’...
Swaziland (on a whim)

Swaziland (on a whim)

After deciding the day before to spend a couple of days in Swaziland we hadn’t done a lot of research! We knew the border was about 60km from Nelspruit but that was about it! The drive up to the border was stunning, climbing up hills and driving along misty,...
South Africa round 2!

South Africa round 2!

I meant to post this blog a few days ago however thanks to a new update on my iPad I didn’t even want, my normal blogger app is now not working! Great when you have been writing and it crashes.. lots of swearing at Apple, and now 3 ‘In the pipeline’...
Botswana 3

Botswana 3

With our visa and carnet running out we left Maun laden with food, fuel and more money. It was the last big town for a while so we stocked up, hiding the meat in some boxes. In Botswana and also Namibia, there are a lot of vet fences where they can confiscate meat, if...
Botswana 2 – the land of the elephant

Botswana 2 – the land of the elephant

Our distance across the border and into Botswana was going a not so gruelling 63km, without sounding like I repeat myself too much the border was easy and were in Ngoma within 30 mins. The sun was shining and everyone was friendly, the Botswana border had a herd of...
Namibia 4

Namibia 4

The border dash was fairly uneventful, lots of driving, sadly no Harry as we had finished him around Etosha (we had moved onto the Hobbit which was fine until about chapter 8 where I got lost..). We had two stop overs, one at Oppi Koppi which was free for...
Namibia 3

Namibia 3

Our next big adventure was into Etosha, or E-toe-Sha as the Americans like to call it, is one of the biggest and most densely populated parks in the world. A bit of history (as the entrance blurb is next to me). Etosha is made up of a pan which was a lake...
Namibia 2

Namibia 2

Still in Swakobmund we had a day to walk around the town before we went sand boarding the next morning. We went to the aquariums for a bit of education, learning about and seeing the local fish population, there was an underwater tunnel to walk through which was fun.....
Namibia – visit 2 – 1

Namibia – visit 2 – 1

We were in Namibia around lunch time after getting through the border at break neck speed, only having to pay 250N$ for road tax (17N$ to the pound, same exchange rate as SA – both their economies are fairly codependent.. You can even pay in rand in Namibia...
Botswana

Botswana

Charles and I were excited to be heading to Botswana, the two nights we had spent there coming from Zambia were amazing; lots of wild life, great people; so crossing the border we felt a slight feeling of trepidation! The border was fairly disorganised, much like...
Malawi 3

Malawi 3

Mzuzu immigration was an experience in itself, having been told multiple stories of waiting times, the overall thought was it wouldn’t take too long but we arrived to huge queues. There were at least 100 people all standing in a vague line along the corridor,...
Malawi 2

Malawi 2

We had a quick stopover in Mzuzu to stock up on food and cash, the best bit being you go to shoprite and these men come up to you selling you veg at half the price of the supermarket. They give you a list of what they have, you go in and get the other bits and by the...