So after an amazing few months spent driving through southern Africa visiting nature reserves, national parks and doing our very own self-drive safaris, I thought it was only right that I re-watch The Lion King (for the hundredth time). I couldn't help notice how similar it was (song and dance numbers notwithstanding) to our real-life... Continue Reading →
The highest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) and it’s the most popular peak to climb. While you get extra cool bragging rights, you’re spending a ton of money for a somewhat mediocre hike. Why not tackle the slightly smaller Mount Kenya (5,199m) which is a much more beautiful, more enjoyable and cheaper hike?... Continue Reading →
Cape Town has always been on my bucket list. At first, it was just a popular African city with good views. The more I learned about it, the more I realised there was so much more to it. Hiking, wine tasting and a beach full of penguins to name a few, this city and it’s... Continue Reading →
When I wrote about my dream South African road trip, I had already decided that Addo Elephant Park had a firm place on my bucket list. I’m so grateful that we were able to fit it into our busy schedule, even if it was just for one day. Located near Port Elizabeth in the south-east of... Continue Reading →
The Otter Trail is a 45km coastal path that crosses numerous rivers, gives you endless ocean views of crashing waves and rewards you with wonderful log cabins to sleep in. It was my favourite hike out of all the walking we did in Africa and one that shouldn't be missed!
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.
Swaziland is a tiny landlocked African country, bordered by Mozambique to the east and South Africa to the north, west and south. This tiny gem is well worth a visit if you’re in SA, as it’s only a four-hour drive from Johannesburg to beautiful Malolotja Nature Reserve, where we spent a day hiking. After saying... Continue Reading →
Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa where you'll find the beautiful wilderness of the Okavango Delta, ancient rock paintings from the San people, national parks where you can spot The Big Five and plenty more. It's perfect if you want a relaxing holiday without too much excitement.
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.