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Hiking Table Mountain’s Contour Path: Rhodes Memorial to Kirstenbosch

I always feel my healthiest after a long hike. Pumping my legs up and down hills, getting the blood flowing, burning off some of the excess vacation calories, seeing the world from a different angle, simply being outside. My favourite holidays involve hiking, biking or other outdoors activities, hence the name of this website! Whenever … Continue reading Hiking Table Mountain’s Contour Path: Rhodes Memorial to Kirstenbosch

Botswana blog: days 16 & 17

 Day 16 - Makgadikgadi to Khama Our night in Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve was the quietest night of the trip. Only occasional gusts of wind punctuated the silence. We awoke many hours later, with the sun’s first beams. Crisp and clear, it was a breath-taking morning in the Botswana wilderness. We checked around camp for evidence … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 16 & 17

Botswana blog: days 14-15

There is one redeeming quality in a 24-hour stomach flu: it only last 24 hours. When we awoke on the 14th morning, my husband was finally feeling human again. As you might recall from my last post, he had gotten violently ill the previous night (at 2am) and nearly scared a hippo to death with … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 14-15

Botswana blog: days 11-13

When we last left off, after days 10&11, our speedometer failed. To fully explain, we have to go back to day 11 when we left Chobe and the trouble began. The video below was taken on the road from Chobe, before trouble found us: Day 11: Departing Chobe for Maun After our amazing morning of successfully … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 11-13

Birds of Botswana

From December to March, Botswana is a birder's paradise. The country plays host to nearly 600 species of bird, although you would need to be an avid and experienced birder to see everything. That said, there is nothing like waking up next to the Chobe riverfront to the sounds and movement of hundreds of birds. … Continue reading Birds of Botswana

The importance of spending a week, barefoot, in South African sand

On the south east coast of South Africa, along the Elephant Coast, there is a campground called Mabibi... On the south east coast of South Africa, along the Elephant Coast, there is a campground called Mabibi. It is the ideal escape, hours from civilisation, across the semi-tropical coastline. Disclaimer: if you dislike finding sand in … Continue reading The importance of spending a week, barefoot, in South African sand

Botswana blog: days 10 & 11

We awoke in Namibia to a crisp and clear morning. The sky above Livingstone's camp was like a Bob Ross painting - happy clouds, purples, yellows and oranges penetrated the last remaining darkness. It was going to be a good day! **If you haven't been following along, be sure to check out my main page … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 10 & 11