African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Six Harare

We moved on the next day to an area called the Vumba Mountains around 250 kilometres to the north. This small area of high country also borders Mozambique and is much more green and lush than Chimanimani. In fact it's reminiscent of the Dandenong ranges near Melbourne with its eucalypts, rhododendron and tree ferns. We … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Six Harare

African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Five Chimanimani Zimbabwe

From Great Zim. we drove to the small village of Chimanimani in the Eastern Highlands. Located at the eastern border with Mozambique, Chimanimani also gives its name to a national park and a mountain range. We had been told that there's great walking and views to be had and that there was a great place … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Five Chimanimani Zimbabwe

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-eight – Stellenbosch

It was time to leave Cape Town, not as we thought at the time forever, but for a few days. We were off to the winelands! Stellenbosch has two dominant influences, the wine industry and the local student population that studies at the Afrikaans-language University of Stellenbosch. Fortunately these two influences compliment each other and … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-eight – Stellenbosch

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Twenty-four

It was as the guy from Budget was driving away that a rather worrying thought crossed my mind. What if he wasn't a Budget employee and had just easily hoisted a car from two unsuspecting and naïve tourists! The fact that he was standing in the Budget car park with a Budget jacket might mean … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Twenty-four