Tag - Road Trip

Sossusvlei Namibia

Sossusvlei Road Trip

Sossusvlei Road Trip If there’s one place in Namibia that I keep going back to this is it. Sossusvlei has had a special place in my heart, ever since I first read about it in the ’80s and then experienced through the photography of the late Getaway Magazine photographer Patrick Wagner. If ever there was a physical place in the world with a soul...

Kolmanskop MIne Mangers House

Southern Namibia & Kolmanskop

Southern Namibia and Kolmanskop Namibia is a big country, very big, far bigger than you might imagine, and it has just so much variety, interesting places and even more interesting people. Taking a road trip is my all-time favourite way of seeing the country from up close, getting to meet the people who make it unique and just enjoying the space and solitude. This...

Kalahari Road Trip

Kgalagadi: The Green Kalahari

When I think about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, (Kgalagadi means “Land Of The Thirst” in the Khoi language) which is pretty much as far north as South Africa extends, the first thing that springs to mind is a dry, almost lifeless desert. How wrong that assumption is. After a summer of excellent rains, which were far from over, (more about that...

Matjiesfontein Station

Matjiesfontein: Ghosts & War Stories

It was cold when we drove down the main street of Matjiesfontein, which seems as though it’s stuck firmly in the late 19th century, pulled up in the parking area in front of the Lord Milner Hotel and pushed open the huge front door, revealing a red staircase, right out of a Stephen King novel. The staff though are as helpful and welcoming as they come, and the lobby...

Clear Waters of Mallorca

Road Tripping Mallorca

Getting to Mallorca is easy, with daily flights from most European cities, we traveled from Baden Baden in Germany, a fairly short flight to the international airport at Palma and then a very long transfer by coach to our hotel. My first bit of advice would be, if you can possibly avoid the coach trip then do, it’s long and boring, stopping at several hotels...

Road Tripping Norway

Norway Road Trip

It’s been a long standing ambition to visit Norway, so when the opportunity presented itself, no second thought was given and flights were booked. The plan was to spend a couple of days exploring Amsterdam, then flying into Oslo and hiring a car for a road trip, taking in Bergen, Ålesund and Trondheim. Time, always a factor, prevented us from going further...

Wilderness South Africa

Garden Route Road Trip

Road Tripping the Garden Route Late summer, great weather in the Western Cape, holiday season is over and the crowds have gone back to work or school, there is no better time for a bit of road tripping through the Garden Route. Our aim was to avoid tarred routes as far as possible, sticking to gravel whenever we could, on a meandering route from Cape Town, via...

Fish River Canyon Namibia

Namibia: Swakopmund to Fish River Canyon

Apart from the roads within Etosha and then the long stretch from Khorixas to Henties Bay, much of the Northwards trip was on fair to good asphalt, from here it’s gravel all the way to the South African border at Vioolsdrift, apart that is, from the short stretch from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay. That’s what this trip is all about, experiencing the enormous...

Etosha Nambia

Namibia: Cape Town to Etosha

The day of our long planned road trip through Namibia finally arrived. The trip would take us North from Cape Town to the border post at Vioolsdrift, through Windhoek to Tsumeb, then turning West through Etosha to Henties Bay on the coast. From Henties Bay we would turn South via Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Sossusvlei, to the remote Western side of the Fish River...

Sossusvlei Sesriem

Sossusvlei Long Weekend

Sossusvlei is such an awesome place, each visit has revealed another side to that unique place on this earth. This was a dad and kids long weekend road trip, quality time on the road with not much else to do on the long drive from Cape Town but connect. Orange River First night on the trip North from Cape Town was spent in a bungalow overlooking the Orange River at...

Kubu Island

Botswana & Namibia Road Trip

Photos and report from our family road trip through Botswana and Namibia in October 2011, 6200 kilometers driven over 12 days, overnighting in 9 different locations, and well worth every minute. Our route took us through Gaborone with a one night stop at Kubu Island, one of the most awesome places I’ve ever visited. Maun, gateway to the Moremi national park...