Category Archive: South Africa

Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Mar 21 2014

On my own … part 2

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Up early the following morning, I faced a long day of driving to reach Hermanus. Before setting off from Bun Clody in Hanover, I gave a guided tour of the vehicle to my wonderful hosts and my new friend Mfundiso – all of whom were interested and fascinated by our home on wheels. I do …

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Mar 19 2014

On my own … part 1

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After many months of dithering about what to do with the vehicle, it seemed that returning the vehicle to the UK was the best alternative. As Viking Explorer had already returned to corporate life, the task was left to me to arrange. I was quite surprised at the reaction of family when I announced that …

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Nov 16 2013

Sandton Craft Market

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It was opening day!  When we arrived, there were still powertools and powermen wandering around putting the finishing touches on the new Sandton Craft Market.  Not all the stalls were occupied yet, and the crowds hadn’t yet discovered the market, tucked away off Nelson Mandela Square next to the Sandton Library. It gave us a …

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Nov 12 2013

Apartheid Museum

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For years we have wanted to visit the Apartheid Museum, and we made it a priority this time.  It is an enormous museum, and while they suggest setting aside 2 hours for a visit, that certainly wasn’t nearly enough. The temporary exhibition was about the life of Nelson Mandela, but unfortunately was laid out very …

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Nov 09 2013

Visits in Jozi

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After months on the road, we are quite enjoying the modern conveniences – a “normal” bed, a roof over our heads, our own bathroom, hot running water and internet access!  Our definition of luxury has changed over the year – it is incredible how easy it is to keep us happy now It is carnet …

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Nov 01 2013

Catching up in Jozi

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And so our rest and recovery continues … Despite the fact that we are in Jozi in early Summer, we haven’t been experiencing the typical scorching temperatures that we expected.  In fact, it has been on and off drizzle for a few days – exactly what the parched African landscape needs.  The most enjoyable of …

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Nov 01 2013

Fact sheets added!

We have now uploaded all the fact sheets from the countries we have visited so far. Please download them and use them – that’s what they are there for Enjoy!!

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