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Durban -> Knysna (The Car Arrives!)

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Durban was a crucial tipping point in our trip. We flew in from Cape Town to get our Land Rover Discovery cleared at the port and to finally get behind the wheel and start. Even though we wanted to officially…

The Bogging

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A year ago Hookey and I sat freezing in front of the wood fire at his little place on the Delatite river, wondering what to do with 2014. We hatched the Africa Plan with only the vaguest sense of ‘planning’…

Botswana – Pre Bogging

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Botwana is not the place for spontaneity. Committing to an itinerary weeks ahead is not part of our ritual but was absolutely necessary here. Especially during the South African school holidays when campsites that charge $50US a head and don’t…

Chobe

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Our day pass into Chobe certainly didn’t disappoint. Right from the start there was wildlife everywhere. First were the small herd of warthog, unusually close to the road and slow to run away. Miles and miles of evidence of elephants…

On the move

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After a week of fitting the new parts we’d brought back and catching up on laundry and some internet research for the next stage of our journey we were ready to hit the road again. Although we ended up spending…

The long haul back ‘home’ to Landy

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The journey from England to Botswana was long – four flights with stops in Dubai, Johannesburg and Gabarone before we would get to Maun. All was seeming to go reasonably to plan until we tried to book in for our…

A Cape Conquered

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Finally, June 16th rolled around – Aaron and Michael made it to Cape Town to kick off the trip! With a short transfer with the Backpacker Bus (280 rand) from the airport to our hostel, the Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers…

Namibia – Part 1

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We crossed the Border from South Africa into Namibia on a very cold and frosty Khalagadi morning. We were up early and ready to go as we had been having a few problems with the aircon, it was getting hot…

Namibia: a photographic update

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After the adventures in West and Central Africa, Namibia is a vacation. I picked up Mees from Windhoek airport two weeks ago, and we bushcamped, stayed at some very comfortable and some very basic campsites, had oryx and zebra steak…

Comrades

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Sunday June 1st saw the 89th running of the Comrades Marathon, an ultra-marathon between Pietermaritzberg and Durban. It is touted as one of the toughest ultra-marathons in the world, alternating each year with an up and down run. This year was a…

Swaziland

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After crossing the Oshoek border crossing into Swaziland from South Africa, we made our way to the Malolotja Nature Reserve. Malolotja is in the highveld on the edge of the Drakensburg mountain range. The nature reserve was lovely with hiking…

Lounging Around

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Our excitement at the Traffic Department was short lived. So much so that by the next morning all our hopes faded and we quickly slipped into visions of lost savings and a life spent on cape town’s streets – holed…

Off with the Fairies

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It seems like an awfully long time since we were last sitting here in Cape Town, twiddling our thumbs and awaiting a phone call from Rodney, not knowing how long we’ll be extending our $16 a night dorm room. We…

On the Okavango

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I chose to do a short ride today a mere 200 km , Victoria was not even warmed up yet and we arrived at Nunda lodge on the banks of the deep and slow moving Okavango for our nights stop .  …

The Swakop scene ….

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Day 10 – L: Oh no, now no water in the bathrooms – really, we do not recommend Sesriem Camp to anyone, what a disappointment. We were up early and out of there, or so we thought!! The man at…

Rural road to Rundu

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I was up early to pack up and to see where I ended up , one idea was Roy’s camp outside Grootfontein , I was not sure yet. The rumblings of the King seemed far away this night so sleep washed over…

Sossusvlei to Dead Vlei

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L: Last night’s sunset was amazing at Lapa Lange. I am just sitting on the grassy bank of the little pond, thinking how privileged I am. Steve is in the lounge doing the admin on the computer, but nothing could…