Monthly Archives: April 2024

Makgadikgadi Pans

After another 60km of sand road and about 400km of main road we move on from the Kalahari into the Makgadikgadi Pans region and stumble on to a great little spot called Camelthorn campsite. This campsite overlooks a waterhole inside the park (which they feed with a borehole) home to …

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The Kalahari San ……..

A few quiet days from me as Mark and I have been slogging along on the less scenic tar roads of South Africa as we make our way from Lesotho, which we adored, across the flat plains to the mighty desert on the trans Kalahari highway. The problem with this …

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The Kingdom in the sky

Our three days in Lesotho has been one of the highlights of all my overlanding trips so far. The mountain scenery is as good as any I have seen and constantly amazing hour after hour, roads cling to the sides of deep gorges and blue rivers and often run along …

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The Sani Pass to Lesotho….

Today we moved into the Kingdom of Lesotho, a magical little independent mountain country surrounded by South Africa and mostly many thousands of meters above it. To get to it we go up the very scenic, and a little challenging, Sani Pass, which is something of an Overlander iconic drive, …

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The end of the garden

We are about to leave the Garden Route of South Africa after a lovely four days of travelling. Yesterday we made our way through the rolling hills with views of distant mountains to the Addo Elephant Park were we spent the afternoon on a 60km game drive, lots of Elephants, …

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Storm River

The garden route is living up to its name, as we move from Arch Rock to Storm River Park, (another one of the excellent SANPark network) clouds tumble over the escarpment in the morning sun and we cross a dramatic bridge, bungie jumping for the braver is available. Once we …

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Elephants and wobbly wheel….

Today broke our running record of blue skys and warm days with rain and a thunderstorm to wake us up. We decided to go for a little hike in the Ebb and Flow park anyway for about 5km before setting off along the garden route to just past Plettenberg Bay …

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The Tip of Africa

Many of us think that the Cape of Good Hope is the bottom of Africa but that honour belongs to a little place called Cape L’Agulhas so this morning we sought it out a few kilometers from our overnight camp, no one else there but they have a great relief …

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The Garden Route

Breakfast in Cape Towns waterfront, sea food lunch platter watching dolphins play at Hermanus (sadly not whale season) and then we make our way to the most southerly point in Africa, a nice match with the South America “fin del Mundo” moment at the tip of South America, everything is …

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