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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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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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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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South Africa (part01)

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(the video has English subtitles!)   South Africa (part 01) Click here to see all the photos from S.A.  I found myself running away from Namibia trying to save some money. As I expected, crossing the borders of Namibia to enter…
It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/01/its-here-the-book-is-here/">Continue reading »</a></p>

It’s here, the book is here!

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It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet…
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Bezoek uit Nederland

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Twee jaar rond de wereld rijden, is voor ons één lange ontdekkingsreis. Weg van alles dat we kennen, ontdekken we samen wat de wereld nog meer te bieden heeft. Geen vertrouwd vlak polderlandschap, maar uitgestrekte woestijnen, puntige bergkammen en woeste…
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Een huis in Afrika

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“Gezocht: iemand die tijdens onze vakantie op de camping wil passen.” Dat was in het kort de advertentie waar ons oog op viel toen we nog in Uganda waren. De oproep was geplaatst op de website Horizons Unlimited door Duncan…
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@Vespa South Africa

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  Φτάνοντας στη Νότιο Αφρική ένιωσα μια ανάγκη για ένα μικρό τσεκάρισμα στο βεσπάκι. Όχι δεν είχα κάποιο πρόβλημα. όλα ήταν στη θέση τους και λειτουργούσαν κανονικά, αλλά εδώ είναι και το πρώτο μέρος με αντιπροσωπεία Vespa που συναντώ ύστερα…
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Mees suidelike punt

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Nadat we in Willowmore alle tanks en jerrycans weer met benzine hebben gevuld, vinden we via de pomphouder een slaapplek in het stadje. Hij stuurt ons naar Jumpers Place, een hostel voor motorrijders dat wordt gerund door zijn dochter Lisa…

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