A short road trip to KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mozambique for weddings, wildlife and water!
Mapungubwe National Park and Pafuri trails Blogged by Anne We arrived back into South Africa via the Pont Drift border post which means a short 4×4-only drive across the Limpopo River. The border post is only open to vehicles in the dry season, when the river is full it is pedestrians only via a rickety…… Continue reading Fever Dreams
Now that Anne and I are both temporarily (and in my case only partially) retired, there were a few shorts trips in South Africa that we had time to do before we started on our long Southern African road trip (see Local is Lekker part 2). Apologies for the lateness of this post – a…… Continue reading Local is Lekker Part 1
Blogged by Anne The second part of our “local is lekker” itinerary kicked off with Bruce and Zara’s Natal Midlands wedding. We love the Midlands, which are rolling English-country-style hills in the foothills of the Drakensberg, but don’t go there often enough because the drive from Joburg is just too long (4.5 hours) to be…… Continue reading Local is Lekker part 2
Guest blogged by Anne After leaving Dave in Manila, I had a short flight to Hong Kong followed by a Dorminoct and a lovely sleep on the SAA flight back to Johannesburg. In Joburg, I’m staying in a largely self catering house in a suburb called Parktown North. The house comes complete with a…… Continue reading City of Gold
Anne, Erol, Elke and I have just got back from a fabulous week down in Port St Johns trying to catch some action from the annual Sardine Run, with Pro Dive, a great diving company based in Port Elizabeth. Unfortunately the conditions were too nice for the sardines to be tempted to the surface -…… Continue reading No sardines but whales and dolphins everywhere!
After a lot of running around doing some home and travel admin over the past 4 weeks, I’m finally off! Anne and I have travelled down to Port St Johns on South Africa’s Wild Coast (together with Erol & Elke) to hopefully catch some of the annual Sardine Run. This is a massive migration of…… Continue reading And so it begins – hunting for some sardine action in Port St Johns