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“Do you have Ebola?”

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“You cannot enter South-Africa with your dog.” Even with a formal exit permit from the Namibian state vet, I dreaded the border with South Africa. They don’t allow the importation of pets accross land borders, only at Cape Town or…

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…

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…

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 End

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We arrived back in Canada over a month ago now, so this final post is long overdue. The time lag does at least allow me to confidentally assert that we left Africa parasite-free, as I’m sure you were all positively…

The Last Post… CAPE TOWN!!

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We made it to Cape Town! Cape Town and Table Mountain from the water In general keeping with our tardy blog posts, this news is a little overdue. We reached Cape Town at the start of December and tucked Ambi…

Nine Days in the Kgalagadi

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January 19-28, 2014 We spent nine days in the Kalahari, or the Kgalagadi if you prefer. I think most of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is technically semi-desert rather than desert; it’s sandy and dry, but there is some vegetation (mostly…

Kenya to Cape Town

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Ever wanted to do something so bad you’ll go to stupid lengths to get it done… well that just about sums up this trip. Heading south from Kenya to Cape Town in a Beast of a Land Cruiser, this is…

25th November, Upington

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Yesterday, we bounced out of the Kalahari Desert into South Africa: The only country in Africa considered part of the first world. A land of fine wine, tough biltong, rugby, beautiful scenery and Charlize Theron. Even twitching is a cool pastime…

Sandton Craft Market

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It was opening day!  When we arrived, there were still powertools and powermen wandering around putting the finishing touches on the new Sandton Craft Market.  Not all the stalls were occupied yet, and the crowds hadn’t yet discovered the market,…

Apartheid Museum

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For years we have wanted to visit the Apartheid Museum, and we made it a priority this time.  It is an enormous museum, and while they suggest setting aside 2 hours for a visit, that certainly wasn’t nearly enough. The…

Relaxing in Jozi

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Our time in Johannesburg – known as Jo’burg or nowadays even Jozi – has been an interesting mix of relaxing and active. Most importantly for us, though, was to rest and recover and catch-up on our sleep. It is interesting…

Visits in Jozi

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After months on the road, we are quite enjoying the modern conveniences – a “normal” bed, a roof over our heads, our own bathroom, hot running water and internet access!  Our definition of luxury has changed over the year –…

Catching up in Jozi

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And so our rest and recovery continues … Despite the fact that we are in Jozi in early Summer, we haven’t been experiencing the typical scorching temperatures that we expected.  In fact, it has been on and off drizzle for…

Fact sheets added!

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We have now uploaded all the fact sheets from the countries we have visited so far. Please download them and use them – that’s what they are there for Enjoy!!…

Time for R&R

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While we were in Augrabies, we realised that we were both exhausted.  Physically exhausted and mentally exhausted. We had planned to continue onto a 4 days offroad trail along the Orange River, but when the reports we read talked about…

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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What a fantastic week this has been! First we took part in the Nossob 4x4Eco Trail, and then we explored the park for a few days. The sightings were many and good. We arrived at Twee Rivieren Gate in the…

Nossob 4×4 Eco Trail

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We spotted this trail in one of the South African 4×4 magazines, and it looked like a very good option to experience the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park up close and personal. The booking was soon made with the park directly, and…

Off to the Northern Cape

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Despite my arguments, Viking Explorer wasn’t accepting that Northern Cape was a substitute for not visiting Nordkapp at the start of the adventure … This is a special part of South Africa: more remote, more rugged, more arid, very beautiful. …

Quick jaunt through Jo’burg

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Before starting our final whirl around South Africa, we made another stop in Jo’burg.  We are grateful for this mini base – where we can keep offloading our accumulating possessions! Aside from offloading another box, cooking gas from Uganda, souvenirs…

Augrabies Falls National Park

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After Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we headed towards the next park to the west; Augrabies Falls National Park. We made another stop in Upington to stock up on food and fuel, had a quick cup of coffee, and set off. From…