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Naries: It’s all downhill from here

As we were travelling from the Southern Cape to the Namibian border, we decided to make our first night’s stop in the Northern Cape town of Springbok. I thought that Willie had booked us into a little B&B or guesthouse in the town, but instead he opted for the beautiful Naries Namakwaland Retreat which lies […]

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On the road to Nowhere

On a deserted road in Namibia, we came across this old rusted vehicle on the side of the road. It was a sight which would be repeated a number of times in our travels there, and got me to wondering how the vehicle got there and why was it left there. Did it break down […]

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Impressions of Namibia

Before this latest trip to Namibia, I had not been there for many years. My impressions of the country and its people were through the eyes of a child. Back then my family did a long road trip through Namibia, and I can remember the insane distances we were driving and the intense heat (it was mid-summer). […]

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Getting stuffed at the Seeheim Hotel

South-west of the little Namibian town of Keetmanshoop is the Seeheim Hotel. Having seen the sign below we had visions of a hotel like the one featured in the Stephen King’s book The Shining or the Hotel California! Check in there and you may never leave . . . at least not in your present form!   What I discovered […]

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Kruger Camps III – Bushveld camps – Bateleur & Sirheni

The Bateleur and Sirheni bushveld camps lie in the far northern region of the Kruger National Park. They are both fairly close to the Shingwedzi Rest Camp (one of the main camps on the north-south road), which raises the question of whether it is really necessary to stay in both on the same trip. We […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

In a lot of small towns in South Africa, the landscape is dominated by the local church or churches. George is no longer a small town, but this church at the top of the main road, is still a dominant landmark. Even at night.   This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges […]

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Rosie is a brave bear

For years when people asked me whether Rosie was a good watch dog, I’d say she has excellent hearing and an impressive bark but that she is not a very brave little bear. Often if there was a strange noise at night, she would leap up barking, but then expect one of us to follow her […]

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Postcards from Namibia

This is a taste of what is to come in a series I’ll be starting soon about our road trip through Namibia. Please join me on the journey . . .   This post is part of a series I will be publishing about our travels through Namibia. It is also part of my daily posts for […]

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What’s on my iPod?

I have mentioned before that I love listening to podcasts. Way back I wrote about my favourite “Bedtime Stories” (click on link), and although I still do listen to those podcasts, I have added several more to my playlist. You can listen to episodes from the podcast archives on the websites (you can link to […]

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The Kruger Red Rocks

The Red Rocks Loop (S52) runs along the Shingwedzi River and is one of the most beautiful areas in the Kruger National Park. The road passes through thick riverine forest and also allows visitors to see where the Shingwedzi River has carved a path across a Karoo Sandstone band. Here there are reddish cliffs and […]

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