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Day 231: Blyde River Canyon to Pretoria

2017-10-11T10:12:51+02:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

After leaving the campsite at 09:30 we made a quick stop at a Three Rondawel viewpoint. From there we went to Burke’s Luck Potholes which was completely overrun by tourists. It felt like how we would imagine Disney Land. At this stage, the weather was still holding up, but as we left for God’s Window [...]

Day 230: Skukuza to Three Rondawels

2017-10-10T22:45:30+02:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We managed to leave camp by 06:40, which is very early for us. We aimed for the Orpen gate and mostly stayed on the main tar roads. Caro drove most of the way to the gate, this being the third time on the whole trip that she sat behind the wheel. On the way to [...]

Day 229: Malelane to Skukuza, Kruger National

2017-10-10T22:34:13+02:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

Before setting off into the Kruger we had four more nails in the other rear wheel to take care of. While Hugo took the Hilux to a Quick Fit Caro ordered us a Wimpy breakfast. At 9:00 we set off towards the Malelane Kruger Gate. We drove in the direction of Lower Sabie Rest Camp [...]

Day 228: Marloth Park to Malelane

2017-10-10T22:25:45+02:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We had an appointment with Malelane Toyota at 09:00, so left the campsite just before 08:00. We got to Malelane well before 09:00 and booked the Hilux in. We couldn’t believe the size and cleanliness of the Toyota Dealership. Apparently, they’re quite a big deal in the area. Our Hilux was in need of a [...]

Day 227: Maputo to Marloth Park

2017-10-10T22:16:56+02:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We left at 08:00 and had relatively little traffic in the city. Before getting on the N4 highway we refueled with cheap Mozambique diesel and inflated the tyres. At the toll gate, we passed an incoming traffic jam of vehicles a few kilometres long. Where the N4 turns right we also hit some traffic and [...]

Day 5: Richtersveld

2018-09-19T14:43:44+02:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We set an alarm for the first time and managed to pack up and leave an hour earlier. We also ate cereal for the first time as the rusks supply was getting low.   We decided to first finish the Sun Valley circle route. We came accross another campsite, Bastersfontein, with wooden houses. [...]

Day 4: West Coast to Richtersveld

2018-09-19T14:43:44+02:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

This time we really woke with the ocean thundering right next to us. In the misty morning air we made coffee and ate rusks again. We manage to leave by 09:30, but first the Go Pro had to be fixed onto the Snorkel to get a FPV of us potentially getting stuck trying to get [...]

Day 3: West Coast

2018-09-19T14:43:44+02:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We stayed in bed until the sun baked us out. For breakfast we had coffee and rusks, which the Swiss prefer to eat dry as they don't like the crumbles in their coffee. At 10:00 we are finally packed up and drive through Lambert's Bay again.  We stop at the Transnet road control point to [...]

Day 2: Yzerfontein to Lamberstbaai

2018-09-19T14:43:44+02:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We woke up at 08:00 clock with the sound of waves not too far away. We ate some of the left-over buns of yesterday’s picnic with some peanut butter and syrup. Over coffee we talked for a long time and only left at Yzerfonteint at 10:00.

Day 1: Cape Point – Yzerfontein

2018-09-19T14:43:20+02:00 February 12th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

We initially planned on starting the trip on the 13th of February, but Hugo's parents wanted to have a proper farewell, so we decided to leave on Sunday the 12th. Lying in bed the morning Hugo googled whether we needed a visa for Tanzania or not. The Answer: Yes! Oh well, we'll just have to [...]