Category Archives: South Africa

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

What a fantastic week this has been! First we took part in the Nossob 4x4Eco Trail, and then we explored the park for a few days. The sightings were many and good. We arrived at Twee Rivieren Gate in the … Continue reading

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Nossob 4×4 Eco Trail

We spotted this trail in one of the South African 4×4 magazines, and it looked like a very good option to experience the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park up close and personal. The booking was soon made with the park directly, and … Continue reading

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Off to the Northern Cape

Despite my arguments, Viking Explorer wasn’t accepting that Northern Cape was a substitute for not visiting Nordkapp at the start of the adventure … 😉 This is a special part of South Africa: more remote, more rugged, more arid, very … Continue reading

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Quick jaunt through Jo’burg

Before starting our final whirl around South Africa, we made another stop in Jo’burg.  We are grateful for this mini base – where we can keep offloading our accumulating possessions! Aside from offloading another box, cooking gas from Uganda, souvenirs … Continue reading

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The journey south

Well, at some point, we knew we would have to point Brodie south and return to South Africa.  We have no interested in tackling Egypt or Syria.  We didn’t see very much of South Africa earlier in the year, and … 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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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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