Our top day trips from Johannesburg
Blogged by Dave We had a couple of spare weeks before heading out to Europe and so we decided to head across to Mozambique for some scuba diving and a bit of warm weather. It also coincided with a trip some of our friends were doing and we planned to meet up with them in…… Continue reading Mozambique magic
This post is mostly so that we can remember how we did things next time we plan a trip like this. But it might be useful to someone planning something similar or interesting if you like the practical stuff. It contains some detail on our equipment and our final detailed itinerary as well as an…… Continue reading Self-drive through Namibia and Botswana – the details
1. Single use sachets Sachets are compact, light and easy to pack and dispose of. Single use sachets save you from having to store open ingredients and protect them from moisture and bugs. They are also easy ways to pack small quantities. We found an amazing variety of them, including: – Thai curry paste (not…… Continue reading 5 tips for gourmet camping
For our last few days in Botswana we had decided to head to Tuli, on the border of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. However, to break up the long journey from the Okavango we spent a few nights at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (http://www.khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw) near the town of Serowe. Khama is a small private community…… Continue reading Up close and personal
Blogged by Anne The Okavango Delta is the star of Southern Africa’s wildlife areas and an important world heritage site. It is the largest delta in the world, and is unique in that the river doesn’t flow into the sea, but rather seeps away into the Kalahari desert. If it wasn’t for a quirk of…… Continue reading Raining cats and dogs in the Okavango Delta
Blogged by David Although we were sad to say goodbye to Namibia after 4 wonderful weeks, we were excited about our next destination, Botswana. Before we arrived in Botswana we knew it was going to be a different prospect to Namibia. The Botswanan government made a decision many years ago to establish Botswana as…… Continue reading Chobe or not to be?
Blogged by Anne After Etosha, we travelled south in our trusty Toyota for a few days in the Waterberg. The Waterberg plateau is a national park with a wide variety of animals including black rhino and buffalo. It is edged to the south by rocky cliffs which house mountain species like black eagles. The area…… Continue reading Try (not) to pitch your tent under a marula tree