Trip Report

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Day 237: Prince Albert to Brackenfell

2017-10-11T10:29:22+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

Day 231: Blyde River Canyon to Pretoria

2017-10-11T10:12:51+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 224 – 226: Marracuene to Maputo

2017-10-01T21:00:08+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

We woke up to a strong wind and quickly closed the tent as it looked like it could start to rain. Just as we finished making coffee Jared and Jen arrived with their coffee and we chatted for more than an hour. We only left at 11:30 after saying our final goodbyes. Back in Marracuene, [...]

Day 223: Chidenguele to Marracuene

2017-09-25T23:04:15+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

  We would have loved to stay longer, but they were expecting a big group and all 5 current campers had to leave. This place was thus by far the most popular campsite that we have stayed at. We were packed up before 08:00 and then went to the beach. We told Jared and Jen [...]