Khaudum National Park – for the truly adventurous

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Tucked into north eastern Namibia, right on the border with Botswana, very few visitors get to experience Khaudum National Park. Only established in 1989, it forms the perfect corridor between the Caprivi Strip to the north and the Nyae Nyae Conservancy to the south, enabling wildlife movements in tune with the seasons, rains and food sources. As we were in …

Namibia Desert Tour, Swakopmund, Namibia

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When you are in the desert what animals do you expect to see? Many people totally underestimate all the life that deserts support. In southern Africa, the Namibian deserts are homelands for lots of big and impressive mammals including desert elephants, oryx and giraffe, but people often don’t stop to think about the smaller wonders that call the sand home. …

Responsible tourism at its best – !Xaus Lodge

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Southern Africa is still recovering from so many of the injustices of colonialism and apartheid. As such it is a real pleasure to be able to support initiatives which are at the heart of healing and justice and !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park does just that – it is remote splendour and responsible tourism at its best! As …

Makgadikgadi Pans – meerkat tour and migration mayhem

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The Makgadikgadi Pans form an alluring space on the map of Botswana. Nestled below the better known Okavango and Chobe regions, the magic that occurs on these fossilised lake beds is not known by many travellers. We were lucky enough to experience the pans during the wet season and not enjoyed the magic of an encounter with a family of …

Canopy Tour Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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By Cadan, 11 years old (with help by Rhian, 14 years old) As we hopped into the Wild Horizons truck we were wondering how it was going to be. It had been 7 years since the last time we did the canopy tour Victoria Falls and I did not remember a thing (probably because I was 5 years old then). …

Camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – animal encounters at Mata-Mata campsite by 14 year old Rhian

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What do you expect to see at a rest camp in a national park? Maybe a few springbok or birds? What we saw over 3 days camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park at the Mata Mata Rest Camp was absolutely amazing. After we arrived and finished setting camp, my brother Kai cut open a plastic water bottle and filled it …

Whitewater rafting Victoria Falls by 16 year old Kai

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Up nice and early and we were off! Off on a cheeky bit of whitewater rafting Victoria Falls for my 16th birthday.  I’d always wanted to go whitewater rafting at Victoria Falls, but last time we went, I was too young. Now, finally that I’m over the minimum age of 15, I could live my dream. And what better time …

How a bad start became the best Kruger night drive ever

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A big thank you to 12 year old guest blogger Nicky for this fabulous blog – we are so happy that your last night drive in Kruger became the ‘best Kruger night drive ever’!! As we drove in silence slowly down a dirt stricken track each of our  eyes was ready to see something spectacular. Then, when my eyes  looked …

Storms River Waterfall Walk – the start of the Otter Trail

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The Otter Trail is a well known 3 day overnight hike that the more fit and adventurous traveller can do along the spectacular Storms River coastline. For those who don’t have the time, or fitness, there is a great half day walk which we highly recommend to a waterfall which plummets down the rocky cliff faces of the Storms River …

A Flight of Angels – rejuvenate the soul through a birds-eye view of the Victoria Falls

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There are so many fantastic activities at Victoria Falls it can be hard to decide what to do. A helicopter flight over the Falls is not the cheapest of options but it is worth every cent as the breath-taking views of the Flight of Angels cement the Falls as truly one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The …

Quad biking and sand boarding – Swakopmund, Namibia

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Written by our 15 year old son Kai We heard the beep, and we knew it was time. Time for the one thing we had been waiting on for weeks. Quad biking Namibia!! We hadn’t stopped talking about it for days. Cadan and I chatting about how fast we wanted to go, while mum and Rhian were nervous as hell …

Sossusvlei sand dunes – sensational shifting sculptures in the desert

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For anyone who loves nature, who loves shapes and textures and colours, Sossusvlei sand dunes, the highest sand dunes in the world, are a must. Buried in the heart of Namibia these dune fields take your breath away as they shift in the most fabulous ways – bending and blowing, bouncing and tricking with the whims of the sun and …

Spending time with the Ju/’hoansi San – Tsumkwe, Namibia

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Learning about new cultures and meeting different people is at the heart of travel and in north east Namibia you have the amazing opportunity to not only visit the Nyae Nyae Conservancy and be hosted by the Ju/’hoansi – San Bushman community, but also do a range of fabulous cultural activities. We did the half day cultural experience and loved …

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Leopards – a once in a lifetime encounter

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We have visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 6 times over the last 20 years and in all that time we have only ever had 2 leopard sightings – a superb leopard at Polentswa Waterhole in 2008 and a glimpse of leopard about 200 metres away at the beginning of this, our 2020 trip. Well, on the 12 January 2020 we …

Cape Point Self Drive

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A Cape Point self drive trip is the perfect way to tick the truly spectacular Cape Point off your bucket list. If you have a hire car while in Cape Town, we really recommend doing a self drive trip down the Cape Peninsula including visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach, the Cape of Good Hope which is the most south-westerly …