Uruguay for a Day

Across on the other side of the Rio de La Plata, a wide stretch of river that separates Argentina from Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento was taunting us. Flaunting its world heritage status, quaint colonial architecture and another stamp on our passports how could we resist. It wasn’t easy though. Rejected credit cards, ticket issues and… Continue reading Uruguay for a Day

Ending with Good Hope

It took some effort, but we managed to pry ourselves away from the gluttonous bacchanalia of Franschhoek. Our destination was Simon’s Town on the Cape Peninsula, a convenient access point to the area’s top attractions including the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Yay more cute penguins!! This was also our last stop in our… Continue reading Ending with Good Hope

Get Your Kicks on Route 62

Without a set itinerary, our plan was to drive to the Garden Route from Graaff Reinet and figure it out from there. So when Pierre, our host at Aa’Qtansisi B&B, offered to give us some ideas on places to visit we jumped at the chance. Pierre sat with us and mapped out a three day route that would… Continue reading Get Your Kicks on Route 62

Victoria Falls, I Presume

Our next destination was the much acclaim Victoria Falls, one of the original seven wonders of the natural world, a world heritage site, largest waterfall in the world and all around popular attraction. Only an hour drive from Kasane, Botswana, it does make for an easy day trip from Chobe National Park, but we decided to spend… Continue reading Victoria Falls, I Presume

Walking With Giants: The Okavango Delta

From bone dry Namibia we moved on to the massive swamp that is the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This is where the Okavango River, which begins in Angola and crosses Namibia, empties into the Kalahari Desert. In the dry season it’s a large grassland cut by rivers and wooded areas. During wet seasons the grasslands… Continue reading Walking With Giants: The Okavango Delta

Damaraland’s Rock Sculptures & Murals

Natural springs and places to shelter were precious to ancient bushmen. They were nomadic and therefore reliant on finding these water sources based on their own knowledge and that of others. The rock paintings at Spitzkoppe and carvings at Twyfelfontein were their attempts at communicating the existence and locations of springs to all who arrived… Continue reading Damaraland’s Rock Sculptures & Murals

Desert Hideaway

Fraud Alerts: None Avis Fail: #4 Broken Tent: 1 We had to backtrack a little to get to our next destination, the NamibRand Family Hideout, a private reserve that is part of the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. Andy thought we would enjoy this place as it would allow us to enjoy the scenery and night… Continue reading Desert Hideaway