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

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty three – Kalahari

We got into Upington around 5 am and had planned to sit around the bus station until dawn and then find our way to Yeho's. Trouble was that the bus station was just a kerbside stop and the office was closed that time in the morning. Fortunately the gods smiled on us and a local … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty three – Kalahari

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty two – Kalahari

Sunday was the day we left Stellenbosch and made our way to Upington. The arrangement was for us meet with the tour group, who go by the rather colonial name of Livingstone Trails, at the Yeho Backpackers in Upington itself. It was now time to brave the local transport system. Up until now we had … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty two – Kalahari

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty one – Stellenbosch

One of these future expeditions was the now confirmed Kalahari trip that left in three days time from a place called Upington in the far north, so we thought we'd just relax and hang around Stellenbosch in the meantime. Strangely enough after a day just ambling around, we got bored!  It's not that we hadn't … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty one – Stellenbosch