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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Addo Elephant National Park and its magnificent lions

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By guest blogger Garry We all know the story of Jack and Jill. But what happened once the events of the nursery rhyme were over has been a mystery, at least until now. Well, wonder no more – Travel Africa can now reveal that Jack and Jill are alive and well, and living in Addo Elephant National Park in southern …

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Namibia self drive tour – easy and comfortable

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Namibia self drive tour – wondrous people, places and animals Namibia is one of our favourite places and really is the absolutely perfect destination for people who love truly amazing landscapes, diverse cultures, and incredible and unusual wildlife. A Namibia self drive tour will reward the self drive traveller with unrivalled desert-scapes, rich cultures and histories, wild seascapes and cutting …

A day in the life of a self-drive safari

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This is our definition of heaven – being on a self drive safari in southern Africa. Why do we love it so much? We love leaving the normal day-to-day routine of home behind us. We love getting in touch with the bush – with the seasons and temperatures, the animals and birds, the sounds and smells, the sand and the …

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Wilderness Camps – exclusive yet affordable comfort

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They’re off the beaten track, you need to plan well over a year in advance to get the accommodation you want, they can be exceedingly hot in summer and below-freezing cold in winter, they involve long hours of driving … and yet the Kgalagadi’s Wilderness Camps absolutely rank as one of the very best of all our amazing southern African experiences.  …

Birdlife in Kruger by guest blogger 12 year old Alize

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If you are a bird watcher like me then you will love the birdlife in Kruger. There is heaps of beautiful birdlife you can see inside the campsite and out. There are lots of stunning birds to see on game drives around Kruger. There is a range from guinea fowls and spurfowls to small birds like sunbirds, weavers and bee …