Tagged: overland routes

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Border crossing: Zambia to Malawi (Mwani/Mchinji)

Crossing the border to Malawi by road from Zambia was was no problem at all. A rather expensive visa, but only some paperwork for the car… on the whole, much less hassle than entering Zambia… Which border crossing to choose? There are, apparently, four overland border crossings from between Zambia and Malawi. The easiest...

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Kazungula border crossing: Botswana to Zambia

The Kazungula border from Botswana to Zambia is a bit of a hassle compared to other borders in Southern Africa. Two hours in the baking heat, a few hoops and US$300 later, we finally entered Zambia… Kazungula ferry border crossing Botswana and Zambia share the world’s shortest border crossing (depending on who you ask)...

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Border crossing: Namibia to Botswana

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from Namibia to Botswana was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and minimal paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 4 overland border crossings between Namibia and Botswana. The most popular and well-used borders are Buitepos / Momuno Bridge on the trans-Kalahari...

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A self-drive safari in Etosha National Park

After leaving Spitzkoppe, Maggie and the team continued on the journey north. Our next stop was one of Namibia’s most popular tourist attractions: Etosha National Park. The itineraries of nearly everyone we met on the road in Namibia included a visit to Etosha. And for good reason! This was Noel’s second...

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Border Crossing: South Africa to Namibia

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from South Africa to Namibia was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 9 overland border crossings between South Africa and Namibia.However, practically speaking there are only 6. The Oranjemund / Alexander...

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Take a wild drive down the Wild Coast

After leaving Lesotho, Maggie and team headed for the Wild Coast of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This region stretches along the N2 motorway, from the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north, to East London in the south. This area is the homeland of the Xhosa people, and was where Nelson Mandela was born...

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Overlanding Lesotho: a week in the Mountain Kingdom

After leaving the Drakensberg mountains, we headed for the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. One of Africa’s most mountainous countries, Lesotho does not fail to disappoint the overland traveller. We found the country to be an absolute joy to overland – with some of the highest mountain passes in Africa, including the aptly named ‘God...

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From Kosi Bay to St Lucia: Driving the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

After leaving Swaziland, we drove Maggie south to explore KwaZulu Natal, the Elephant Coast and the iSamangaliso Wetland Park. iSimangaliso means ‘Place of Wonder’ in Zulu, and the Park, which is South Africa’s first natural UN World Heritage Site, easily lives up to its name. With about 280km (174 miles) of unspoilt, sparsely-populated coastline,...