The Drakensberg are a mountain range that run along the border of South Africa and Lesotho, with dramatic cliffs falling away from the plateau at an almost constant altitude of 3200m. Spend 5 or 6 days hiking and camping between the two countries to conquer one of the top hikes in the world.
After such an amazing day in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park I had high hopes for Etosha, and it did not disappoint. Every single day we saw giraffe and zebra, wildebeest and hartebeest, rhinos, elephants, and lions. We even saw two leopards! If you only have time for one safari in Southern Africa, here's why you should choose Etosha.
My first safari was the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and it did not disappoint. You won't find the Big Five here, but you'll find lions, cheetahs and leopards if you're lucky, alongside giraffes, wildebeest and a billion springbok.
The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees, it lies -116m below sea level and is one of the driest and most tectonically active places on the planet. Here you will find salt flats and salt mountains, bubbling sulphur pools and active volcanoes, dotted with villages of the Afar people.
The isolated mountain town of Lalibela is famous for it's complex of rock-hewn churches, the perfect symmetry and intricate details carved out of the cliffs from the roof down. Get lost in the connecting tunnels, catch a morning mass and enjoy the clean air, this is one place you cannot miss.