African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Seven Harare

Possum Lodge had such a quaint name for a backpackers hostel that we felt we had to stay there. We ended up in a small (and I mean small) wooden cabin in the back yard listening to something that is described as 'Techno'. The main bar and recreation areas are outside and not that far … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Seven Harare

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty six – Namib desert

Dan Viljoen is a good place for hiking or even just casual walking. We sauntered along the 3 kilometre Wag-n-Bietjie trail to the Stengal Dam enjoying the twittering of birds and the gentle breeze and then at the dam watching a lone wildebeest and a family of warthogs go about their business. The park has … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty six – Namib desert

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty six – Kalahari

A night drive is a game drive, obviously, in the dark; well it was really in twilight as we set off just before sundown. The idea is to see lots of animals big and small as they cruised around in the coolness of dusk and then stop for a sundowner in the middle of nowhere. … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty six – Kalahari

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty four – Kalahari

The plan had been to get to Augrabie Falls and camp there the night but it was a good 2-3 hours drive away and now it was too late. "So" said Roland "we'll sleep the night in the dorm and head out early tomorrow". He must have seen the look on Sue's face, because he … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty four – Kalahari