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I woke up warm and happy for the first time in Etosha! I had a failed negotiation with Viking Explorer the night before. I thought, being the kind, caring man that he is, he would be only too happy to relinquish his Norwegian sleeping bag and take my North Face sleeping bag. I wanted to … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/06/a-day-of-birds/">Continue reading »</a></p>

A day of birds

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I woke up warm and happy for the first time in Etosha! I had a failed negotiation with Viking Explorer the night before. I thought, being the kind, caring man that he is, he would be only too happy to…
I awoke in the dark after another night of freezing cold temperatures. A plan was urgently needed for the following night. The sleeping bag wasn’t up to the task. But those thoughts quickly disappeared as we packed up camp and wondered what awaited us during the day. Again, we were first out of the gates … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/06/day-two-in-etosha/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Day two in Etosha

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I awoke in the dark after another night of freezing cold temperatures. A plan was urgently needed for the following night. The sleeping bag wasn’t up to the task. But those thoughts quickly disappeared as we packed up camp and…
That first night in the park (and I think the second too!) I froze. The answer to “how cold can it really get in Africa in Winter?” is VERY! Despite a very good quality winter sleeping supposedly temperature rated to -7C, my newly purchased fleece blanket tucked inside, full thermal base layers AND a beanie … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/06/magical-day/">Continue reading »</a></p>

A magical day in Etosha

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That first night in the park (and I think the second too!) I froze. The answer to “how cold can it really get in Africa in Winter?” is VERY! Despite a very good quality winter sleeping supposedly temperature rated to…
I stood forlornly gazing at the lone burgundy wheelie bag circling in front of me on the otherwise empty baggage carousel. A bag that unfortunately wasn’t mine. Sigh. Not exactly the start I had anticipated to our Namibian adventure. Sigh. Last time my bags were lost, it took the airline 5 days to reunite me … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/06/not-the-start/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Not the start I anticipated

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I stood forlornly gazing at the lone burgundy wheelie bag circling in front of me on the otherwise empty baggage carousel. A bag that unfortunately wasn’t mine. Sigh. Not exactly the start I had anticipated to our Namibian adventure. Sigh.…
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Cheerio Africa… over & out!

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Cuthbert waiting on the dockside, ready to board his ‘luxury cruise’ from Port Elizabeth back to Europe Finally, after an enjoyable few days in Port Elizabeth catching up with Gavin and Lee and preparing Cuthbert for the voyage, we handed…
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The Final Leg

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After Lesotho we are now back into South Africa on the ‘final leg’ back to Port Elizabeth. The countryside across the Transkei is pretty and it is also one of the more rural and traditional areas of South Africa. It…
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Lesotho – ‘Operation Escape Easter’

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Cuthbert hits the tracks of Lesotho on ‘Operation Escape Easter’ :-) For just over a week we wandered the beautiful mountain kingdom of Lesotho with the primary mission of seeing the country. Our secondary mission in Lesotho is to avoid…
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KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields

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Leaving the marginal weather of the Drakensberg behind, we headed over to the (what is now KwaZulu-Natal) Battlefields for a bit of history and to see what Michael Caine was going on about in ‘Zulu’. The British Empire and its…
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Drakensberg: Cathedral and Choir

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The disingenuously named: Champagne Valley Now in the central section of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, imagine our disappointment to learn on arrival that the so-called ‘Champagne Valley’ has not the teeniest drop of the stuff!    Not even a tenuous…
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Drakensberg ‘window of opportunity’

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An impromptu on-line weather check revealed that we have just a 36 hour ‘weather window of opportunity’ to hike the spectacular northern Drakensberg mountains. Blimey… we’d better get a move on then! Click on the links below for the full…
Golden Gate - yes, we got up at sunrise for this one!! Not an hour of the day that we regularly see.

Heading to the Golden Gate

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Golden Gate – yes, we got up at sunrise for this one!! Not an hour of the day that we regularly see. Cuthbert is now in the northern Drakensberg Mountains in KwazuluNatal. And yes, in ‘real life’ they really are…
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Lion chase in Kruger

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After a great week in Kruger National Park and an amazing lion-chase game drive, we have  added the story and a load of photos to update our ‘Return to South Africa’ page.  Click on the following links to see the…
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South Africa’s Venda Region

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We have updated the ‘Return to South Africa‘ page with tales of our great time in the Venda Region, Limpopo Province. Click on the links below to see the stories: Flying high! Annoying the Kruger Ellies A swim in the…
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Back in South Africa

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Hurrah!! After a bit of a palaver and fretting about South Africa’s new 2014 immigration law, we were chuffed to be allowed back into South Africa at the Platjan border crossing over the Limpopo. Click on the links below to…
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Limpopo – The Tuli Block

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Obviously, a red dolorite dyke! Final update added to the ‘Return to Botswana‘ page: touring around the Tuli Block area on the north side of the Limpopo River. Click on the links below to see the stories: – Limpopo Bound…
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South Africa (part 02)

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After five unforgettable days in Lesotho, we had to leave and go back to South Africa. Even leaving this country is an unforgettable experience as you have to cross the famous Sani Pass through the mountains of Drakensberg. Sani Pass…
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Botswana Rhinos

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The first story is now on the ‘Return to Botswana‘ blog page. We had a great time rhino spotting in the Khama Rhino Reserve near Serowe in southern Botswana. Click on the link above to see the full story. Click…
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Lesotho

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Click here to see all the photos from Lesotho   After we managed to put our luggage on the vespa (leaving all the stuff we didn’t need behind) and find some place for ourselves to fit also, we started our trip…

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