Tagged: South Africa

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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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A visit to Addo Elephant Park, in pictures

After leaving the amazing Wild Coast, and stopping in Port Elizabeth to partake in some 4×4 training, Noel and I headed to the Addo Elephant Park. We’ve met a few fellow travellers and South Africans who told us that Addo is one of South Africa’s best wildlife parks, so we were...

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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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Border Crossing: South Africa to Lesotho (and back)

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing from South Africa to Lesotho and back again was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 13 overland border crossings between South Africa and Lesotho. Which one to choose will depend on where you’re going...

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The southern Drakensberg mountains, in pictures

We recently spent a week in the gorgeous uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. The park is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s two UN World Heritage Sites, along with the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, due to its stunning natural beauty, wildlife diversity, and concentration of San rock paintings (the largest in the world!). Basing ourselves in the Underberg...

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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,...