Monthly Archives: April 2013


From Molema, we headed towards our next destination of Khama Rhino Sanctuary.  Not over extending ourselves, and needing a stop for provisions and pula, we headed for Palapye, about 60km from Khama Rhino Santuary. On the way we crossed the … Continue reading

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Molema Bush Camp

  Although the border crossing into Botswana had been hasslefree, the day time temperature was rising, and we were eager from some shade.  Although it is autumn, the day time temperatures still reach well into the 20’s.  We were eager … Continue reading

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Mapungubwe National Park

It was completely dark when we reached the campsite, and the guard at the entrance to this side of the park looked at us suspiciously when we arrived. After producing park permits, camping bookings, and the receipt for the cultural … Continue reading

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On the road again …

Yip – it’s here! After a long break, we are back on the road.  We have met up with as many friends and family as possible, here in South Africa, given the vehicle some well deserved TLC … and it … Continue reading

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Getting itchy feet

Our time in Johannesburg has not been idle time! With much to do, and our departure date of 27th April – at the latest – looming, we are keeping active. Most importantly, of course, is meeting up with fellow overlanders.  … Continue reading

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Musings on village projects and co-operatives

In an overflow of the brain, musings and reflections of the stage completed and the stage about to begin are oozing. These are my own opinions, so be warned. I have never subscribed to the belief of handouts – anywhere … Continue reading

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Route planning under way

When we left the UK – in quite a rush of packing, storing, visiting as you may remember – we hadn’t done detailed day to day route planning.  We knew which countries we wanted to visit, and we had our … Continue reading

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Through new eyes

At some point it had to happen – back to Johannesburg to repack the vehicle and complete route planning. The first time Viking Explorer visited South Africa – all those years ago – we completed this 1,500km journey from Cape … Continue reading

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Karoo National Park

So glad we stopped! We were discussing our route from Cape Town to Johannesburg when Sheelah remembered that there is a small national park in the Karoo – the Karoo National Park. It is about 450km from Hermanus – where … Continue reading

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Surrounded by family

One of the things that we have missed the most when living in the UK, is that our family are far away.  So, our Easter weekend spent in Onrus continued the immersion in African GirlChild’s family embrace which started in … Continue reading

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