Maggie in Africa An overlanding travel blog about a Land Rover Defender named Maggie

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    Botswana – Kubu Island

      On my 3rd visit back to Botswana I was able to go on a small road trip with my friend Luisa and we decided to visit a couple of places one new to me and one that I fell in love with the first time I was there. Kubu...

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    Botswana – Chobe National Park

    Chobe National Park The idea of a national park to protect the varied wildlife found here as well as promote tourism first appeared in 1931. The following year, 24’000 km² around Chobe district were officially declared non-hunting area; this area was expanded to 31’600 km² two years later.  In 1967,...

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    Botswana – Border crossing from Namibia

    Border (Namibia into Botswana, Chobe National Park) Everything went smoothly crossing the border from Namibia to Botswana, which leads into Chobe National Park. After filling out our VAT returns, which they told us would be returned to my account within a few weeks, we were able to leave Namibia. On the Botswana side,...

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    South Africa – Pretoria

    It is with great pleasure that I am able to write this post, to get across the continent and achieve my intended goal of getting to South Africa is something that I am very proud of and I felt a great sense of elation when I reached the border.  Reka...

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    Namibia – Windhoek

    Windhoek As Reka had to proceed to the Immigration office in Windhoek to sort out her visa.  It was very clear that Namibia is a popular tourist destination with Europeans as well as South Africans. I saw thousands of rented 4×4’s that were kitted out with roof tents and had...

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    Namibia – Ondangwa (Speed Trap)

    Around 50km outside of Ondangwa we were cruising along on some lovely road when a woman in a blue uniform came running to stop us from a small shaded area on the side of the road.  She was quite frantic but I thought nothing of it and continued driving, when...

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    Namibia – Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

    Swakopmund On the western coastline lies 2 towns that ooze a heavy German influence in its architecture and seems to be a popular holiday destination for Namibians as well as those tourists interested in quad biking and other adrenalin inducing activities. They are on the coast but also surrounded by...

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    Namibia – Tsumeb

    It was in Tsumeb that Reka and I met Ian and Mick a couple of Bikers from the UK and Denmark that were riding from the UK and Spain and had met on a biking overlanding forum called Horizons Unlimited. Ian a fireman had already done a world trip on...

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    Namibia – Omaruru

    There isn’t much to say about this small sleepy town except for the exceptional wood carving workshop that you see as you enter the town from Karibib, all sorts of animals are being expertly carved from huge trees and chunks of wood, of course I’d love to bring one back,...

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    Namibia – The Caprivi Strip

    Katima Mulilo & The Caprivi Strip The north east of Namibia is a very different place to the rest of the country as the land becomes lush and green as you get closer to the Zambezi river.  The drive to Rundu from Grootfontein is long and straight and requires patience...