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May, 2024

  • 15 May

    Zimbabwe, Fading Glory

    We spend a few days in Zimbabwe finding the country in general to be in a bit of a mess, the local currency is essentially without value, all transactions are now done in US dollars, in the town of Bulawayo we stay at a “classic” overlanders place called Burkes Paradise, …

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  • 5 May

    Diamonds are a Rhinos best friend….

    Today we headed south from the Okavango delta into the Central Kalahari of Botswana. The trees gradually gave way to the open pans and desert as we droves south and east, scrawny cattle, goats and donkeys line the road and occasionally cross in front of us. We take a little …

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  • 4 May

    Mokoro

    Mokoro, a new word, amazing experience… While at the Khwai Hippo pool campsite I suggested we took up the option to do a bit of canoeing, my main hobby, while on safari. This is a little different from my normal sea kayak, more like a venitian pole barge crossed with …

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  • 4 May

    Adventure Tourists…

    Our tour of Botswana is a lovely combination of different types of adventure and tourism, we take in the tourist sights of Chobe river cruises and the mighty Victoria falls on organised tours, a great start to the time with Lee, Avril and Duncan, then we head off into the …

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April, 2024

  • 26 April

    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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  • 26 April

    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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  • 26 April

    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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  • 26 April

    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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  • 26 April

    Transkei, Darker shades of the rainbow nation…

    The leaders of South Africa like to call it “the rainbow nation” today we passed through one of the darker shades of that rainbow, the Transkei region, home of many of the Xhosa people in the apartheid time including Nelson Mandela who came from a small village near the capital …

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  • 26 April

    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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