Archive | August, 2011

The Long Road North – Upington

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011. The previous post in the series is The long road North – Southern Cape to Upington. Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. Although Upington seems like our home away from home when we head up to the Kalahari, it has been a while since we […]

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The long road North – Southern Cape to Upington

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011. The previous post in the series is Take your camera to the bathroom (and other Kalahari safari tips). Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. Every Kalahari trip starts with a long drive north from the Southern Cape, via Upington, to Twee Rivieren at the […]

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Read this . . .

I am starting a new series called “Read this . . .”.  I really struggled to think of a suitable name for the series, and I’m not sure whether this one is the right one either. Any suggestions are welcome. So what is it about? Every week  I read wonderful posts and articles written by […]

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Take your camera to the bathroom (and other Kalahari safari tips)

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011.  The previous post is An oasis in the desert. Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. This year’s trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) in the Kalahari, was our fifth visit there since 2003. Each visit we get a little smarter about how best […]

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Cactus labyrinth

A guest post by Estie for Notes from Africa I am often amazed at how little one knows about ones own home town. How many times do you explore your own town? Only when you have visitors? Or do maybe you live in a small town with very little of interest? I had read about […]

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An oasis in the desert

This post is the first post of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011.  Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. We have just returned from another wonderful trip to the Kalahari – specifically the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) – with lots of stories and photographs to share. We went a month earlier in the year (early […]

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Montagu Pass – a scenic trip back in time

There are four passes through the Outeniqua Mountains which connect the small city of George in the Southern Cape to the interior. The Outeniqua (newest), Montagu, Cradock and Railway passes were built in different eras to serve an increasing amount of traffic which had to travel between George and the town of Oudtshoorn in the […]

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Post A Day – what a lot of bloggers are thinking

At the beginning of 2011, when WordPress announced their Post A Day and Post A Week challenges, I gave this some thought and decided not to sign up. It was mid-summer here in South Africa and as I suffer from severe migraines  in summer, I was pretty sure that I was not going to be […]

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