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 seven – Kalahari

On that subject, of food, these tours feed you well. Whether it is a budget tour like ours or a five star tour, the tour companies must drum into the tour leaders that the guests must eat. I can just hear them now "Never mind the spectacular scenery or the animals, the object here is … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty seven – Kalahari

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 five – Kalahari

The Kalahari Gemsbok Park is the South African section of one of the largest protected areas in Africa. The other section being the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana together they contain two million hectares of dry semi-desert and desert land. Incredibly this area supports nineteen species of predators, 215 species of birds, countless antelope and … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty five – Kalahari