Tag: Southern Africa


Southern Africa – Day 51 – Cape Town To Sydney, Australia

In for a long day, today! Two flights, first from Cape Town to Johannesburg (about 1.5hrs) then Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia (about 13hrs). The Cape Town flight was delayed by about 2 hrs, which basically ate up our layover time in Jo’burg. Luckily there was a major thunderstorm, so allRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 50 – Cape Town, South Africa


Southern Africa – Day 49 – Clanwilliam to Cape Town, South Africa


Southern Africa – Day 48 – Naries Namakwa Retreat to Clanwilliam


Southern Africa – Day 47 – Fish River to Naries Namakwa Retreat, South Africa


Southern Africa – Day 41 – Sesriem to Namibrand Family Hideout, Namibia

David wants sunrise photos – so we are up at 4.30am – yes I know – an ungodly hour of the morning! We travel out to the largest dune, Dune 45 – it takes a lot longer and was a much further drive than expected, and we only just gotRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 40 – Swakomund to Sesriem, Namibia

Merry Christmas… After breakfast we pack up and say good bye to this seaside town, we make our way further south. The temperature is only 15- yuck. It quickly warms up to 40deg as soon as we get away from the sea fog. The terrain changes again and we travelRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 39 – Swakomund, Namibia

It was a peaceful sleep, with the sounds of the oceans waves crashing to shore crooning us. At breakfast David noticed a guy at he next table wearing a xxxx shirt, they were Aussies from Brisbane, they were flying out today. It is damp (and cold – only 20 degRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 38 – Spitzkoppe Campsite to Swakomund, Namibia

What a hot night- was so stuffy, it started off quite nice, then as we went to bed the clouds came in & trapped the heat! Then, this morning, it has become windy, cold & starts to sprinkle as we pack up – jumpers are bought out again. The landscapeRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 37 – Mowani to Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Once again, donkey boiler problems! I only had a luke-warm shower… We left the eerily beautiful landscape of the Twyfeltfontein area, of Damaraland, and made our way towards Spitzkoppe – a large mountain approx. 1740m high – and is referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia, due to its shape.Read More …


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