Tag Archives: southern Africa

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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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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Budget Update – Zambia

Our budget for Zambia was almost completely blown out of the water at the border crossing: US$200 lighter, we arrived in Livingstone. The official currency of Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha.  The kwacha isn’t traded outside Zambia, so it isn’t … Continue reading

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