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Where the Desert Meets the Sea

Where the Desert Meets the Sea

We had been in Namibia over two weeks by the time we got to Windhoek, the capital city. Our plan was to set up a base camp and get some “town chores” done. Sometimes, especially in somewhere so sparsely populated as Namibia, you can only get some services...

Southern African trip reports.

In response to some requests I have collated the URLs of various earlier Southern African trip reports I have posted on the 4×4 Community Forum. I hope this is not considered immodest but I hope this easy access will help others in their research. This forum is...

Auf Safari in Botswana

Safaris in Botswana – das ist vor allem Wildnis pur: Die Campingplätze in den zahlreichen Nationalparks sind nicht umzäunt. Von der Kalahariwüste über die großen Makgadikgadi Salzpfannen bis hin zum Okavangodelta erlebt man Tierbegegnungen der ganz besonderen...
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....
The Fun Starts “Just Now”

The Fun Starts “Just Now”

We often forget about the variety of differences between home and the rest of the world. Part of the fun of traveling is seeing just what life looks like for other people, in other parts of the world. Sometimes, the differences are hard to spot due to a common...
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...