Onwards to the south

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Friday, 12 May 2017 Tents are torn down for the last time and after a quick breakfast we all board the bus to head to the Seeheim Hotel, a stop along our long trip to Fish River Canyon. The landscape … Continued

Camping in the desert

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Another travel day today as we head to Sossusvlei. The landscape along the way changes from something similar to the photos I’ve seen taken by the Mars rovers, after which it changes to a scenery more … Continued

I’ve been through the desert…

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…on a horse with no name…  This song by the group America kept going through my head as we trek deeper into the Namibian Desert. Monday, 8 May 2017 4:30 AM we get up and start taking down the tents … Continued


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Friday, 5 May 2017 An early start today, followed by a very long drive to Windhoek where we arrive later in the afternoon. A comfortable hotel room in the Auas Hotel this time with a real bed, wifi and all … Continued

Okavango Delta, canoes and bush walk

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We get up extremely early at 3:30 AM to make the long detour due to the road being washed away. This early departure is necessary because some people have a 3 PM flight over the Okavanga Delta. All in all, … Continued


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It’s time to check out of the Cresta Sprayview and set off on the bus to Botswana. We have a large white bus large enough for 60 people, so there is plenty of room for the 16 of us. Baggage … Continued

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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After a restless night due to aches and pains, we rise early to visit the area of Victoria Falls. The breakfast at the hotel is perfect, with a great variety of choice of bread, fruit, cereals, and warm food like … Continued

On to Zimbabwe

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Our last breakfast in Joburg was not as good as the first one.  The quality varies a little, but it will keep us going today.  We’re all packed and ready for the next destination and at 8 AM our driver … Continued

Johannesburg and Soweto

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As planned the rest of our arrival day in Johannesburg was relaxing.  We caught a ride with a driver from the lodge to the Festival Mall to get a bite to eat and shop for bottled water and other necessities. … Continued

Africa, here we come!

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I think that aside from a trip to Australia, we have seldom travelled this far.  The day started with a 10 hour flight to Frankfurt, Germany.  We had quite a long layover here, so we decided to book a day … Continued