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Day 7: Kuruman to Mabuasehube

2018-09-19T14:30:52+02:00 September 9th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Botswana, Botswana Trip, South Africa|

We filled our three 25 liter water bottles with Kuruman Municipal water which tastes surprisingly good. Apparently Kuruman has the biggest natural fountain in the Southern Hemisphere delivering approximately 20 to 30 million litres of crystal clear water daily. At 09:00 we were packed up and drove to the local Checkers where we bought the [...]

Day 6: Riemvasmaak to Kuruman

2018-09-19T14:29:29+02:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Botswana Trip, South Africa|

For a moment it looked like it could start to rain again, so we packed up everything. The clouds then started to disappear, so we went for a hike down the canyon. It looks like you can walk 12km to the mouth of the Molopo river. We however only walked around 2km and then stopped [...]

Day 5: Augrabies to Riemvasmaak

2018-09-23T23:23:21+02:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Botswana Trip, South Africa|

After breakfast we boiled some eggs for the road and filled up our Stanley flask. First stop was at the Augrabies waterfall, where Jaco has never been before. Entrance is only R49 for South Africans. We photographed the waterfall from all possible angles and then drove to the moonrock. From there we drove to another [...]

Day 4: Verneukpan to Augrabies

2018-09-19T14:06:17+02:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Botswana Trip, South Africa|

We awoke with red crusts around our eyes and mouths. It felt like we had been living outside for a week or more. No longer did we have to wonder how their entire campsite gained its red coating. The wind was still there but fortunately a lot less strong. It was cold. We boiled water [...]

Day 3: Nieuwoudtville to Verneukpan via Loeriesfontein

2018-09-23T23:22:31+02:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Botswana Trip, South Africa|

It did rain in the night and was still drizzling when we started packing up. We set off further north towards Loeriesfontein and then Brandvlei. It was mostly gravel road, but in decent condition. At the right speed we barely felt the corrugation. At Brandvlei we decided to finally check out Verneukpan. Something that we [...]

Day 2: Sanddrif to Nieuwoudtville

2018-09-19T13:08:35+02:00 September 4th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Botswana Trip, South Africa|

We wanted to stay two nights but given the cold we push on north. We took the gravel road all the way to Clanwilliam. We stopped at the Agri mark to get a new tent for Jaco as the one we packed in had a broken zip. We also got a braai tong and a [...]

Day 1: Brackenfell to Sanddrif

2018-09-23T23:20:54+02:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Botswana Trip, South Africa|

Almost 11 months after arriving back from our 8-month African expedition we're sitting in the Hilux again in Hugo's parents' driveway. This time we're joined by our friend Jaco and we're heading to Botswana. Since arriving back from Africa last year we almost sold the Hilux, Caro finished her teaching practical and we spent 3 [...]

Day 237: Prince Albert to Brackenfell

2017-10-11T10:29:22+02:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We left Wolvekraal at 08:20 and drove straight to Stellenbosch, only stopping for biltong in Laingsburg. In Stellenbosch we met up with Caro’s brother and our friend Jaco for a quick lunch. We had been craving Fulong Chow Mein for months, but the real deal didn’t live up to our imagination of what we had [...]

Day 235: Orania to Prince Albert

2017-10-11T10:28:33+02:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We woke up and wanted to snooze a bit, but then we heard some raindrops so we quickly jumped out and closed the tent. We managed another early start and left by 06:30. Our first stop was the Vanderkloof dam which Hugo wanted to see after reading Deon Meyer’s Koors. From there we drove to [...]

Day 234: Pretoria to Orania

2017-10-11T10:15:23+02:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We set a new personal record and were on the road by 05:30. Despite the school holidays, the N1 was still full with traffic, which was luckily flowing, but the sight of it still freaked us out. From Pretoria to Johannesburg we were flowing with the traffic, but on the Western Bypass, it seemed that [...]