Tag Archives: Africa

Health round-up

One concern on the road is always keeping healthy and avoiding any major illnesses.  We have been extremely fortunate on our travels, with few major incidents, and I thought it was worth sharing our experiences. On the whole, we were … Continue reading

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Apartheid Museum

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 … Continue reading

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Visits in Jozi

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 – … Continue reading

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Border crossings completed

We have been working hard at adding useful information. All border crossings that we took have now been added to the blog.  Please have a look at the “Border Crossings” tab for all the information. Hope that is helpful!

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Catching up in Jozi

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 … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Jozi

Our time in Johannesburg – known as Jo’burg or nowadays even Jozi – has been an interesting mix of relaxing and active. Most importantly for us, though, was to rest and recover and catch-up on our sleep. It is interesting … Continue reading

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Information updates: GPS waypoint files and visas

We are working hard to add useful information to the blog – the sort of information that we would have loved to have when preparing for our adventure! Thanks to Viking Explorer, we have now added:   Visa information: Please … Continue reading

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Time for R&R

While we were in Augrabies, we realised that we were both exhausted.  Physically exhausted and mentally exhausted. We had planned to continue onto a 4 days offroad trail along the Orange River, but when the reports we read talked about … Continue reading

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Living my dream

For a year I have been living my dream. For a year, I have met the most incredible local people.  I have been touched by the kindness offered, the smiles shared, the heartfelt waves.  I have teased with the guides, … 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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