Something that has been on my bucket list for a long time suddenly came to pass. During an impromptu overland trip that travelled through Southern Africa, I got to visit the iconic Namib desert. The days in the desert included camping in the middle of nowhere, climbing Dune 45 and visiting the Sossusvlei and the Deadvlei.

Deadvlei, Namib desert

Staying in Desert Camp

For two nights we camped in the middle of nowhere in the Namib desert.

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My first stop in Namibia was Orange River, the longest river in South Africa. It flows all the way from the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, through South Africa into Namibia. After arriving to the Felix Unite rest camp in Namibia, we had lunch and packed our stuff for the canoe trip.

We left around 3 o’clock in the afternoon to canoe the first 6 kilometres of around 30 k in total. It was a fun but difficult canoe trip.

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Recently I was on a long-haul flight with a neighbour from hell. Let me sketch the situation for you. I was parked on an aisle seat in a middle row of three seats. It was 6 o’clock in the afternoon and we’d be on the plane for eight hours. My neighbours were two Asian guys. I greeted them, settled in, and started a movie. Turns out that it was an airplane neighbour from hell.

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Hiking table mountain is one of the experiences that cannot be missed if you visit Cape Town. Here I’ll share some essential tips to turn your hike up Table Mountain into a succes. Just in case your travel insurance doesn’t cover helicopter rescues…

View from the top after Hiking Table Mountain
Pick a Route

There are different routes you can choose when you hike Table Mountain, they range in difficulty and duration. The Platteklip Gorge route is the oldest route up and consists of stone steps.

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A self-drive safari can be great and inexpensive way to visit national parks and get some wildlife viewing in. However, most of us aren’t trained to drive around in between a breeding herd of elephants or a pride of lions. To ensure your self-drive safari will be a fun travel experience, I share some essential tips to help you avoid ending up squished by an elephant.

In the National Park
Know the Rules

 

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