Monday, November 28, 2022

How to cook crayfish on the braai

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After spending months on an overland journey, cooking food on the braai (the Afrikaans word for barbeque or cooking on the fire) can become repetitive....

Take a wild drive down the Wild Coast

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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...

The southern Drakensberg mountains, in pictures

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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...

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

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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,...

Modifying our Land Rover: Part 2 in Pretoria, South Africa

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Before we left to start our overland journey, we needed to find a place to give Maggie a good mechanical tune-up and to replace...

Border Crossings: South Africa to Swaziland (and back)

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Some call Swaziland ‘hassle-free Africa’, and that’s exactly what we experienced crossing the border into the country from South Africa. Minimal paperwork and no...

Three amazing, must-stay places in northern Kruger National Park

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This week, Noel and I visited South Africa’s most famous safari area: the Kruger National Park. Kruger is one of Africa’s biggest and best game...

A panoramic drive through the Mpumalanga lowveld

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Just a three-hour drive east from Pretoria and Johannesburg lies one of South Africa’s most stunningly beautiful regions – the Mpumalanga (pronounced: Mmm-poo-ma-lan-ga) lowveld. ‘Lowveld?...

How to enjoy a week (or two) in Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria – nicknamed the ‘Jacaranda city’ for the thousands of Jacaranda trees that line the streets of the city – is not often considered one...

Places to see in South Africa: our bucket list

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For the last two weeks, Noel and I have been waiting patiently in Pretoria for mechanics and overland outfitters to finish with Maggie. And while...

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