Currently browsing category

Trips

image_print
Ngepi Hippo

[Road Trip 2013] Part 3 – Ngepi Camp, Namibia

Day 2 The access road to Ngepi Camp was not the nicest road of all, not when you’re expecting easy access. It was incredibly bumpy and there was lots of deep, soft sand. After having almost been stuck already, we saw the above sign which I’m sure many of you …

Crakes

[Road Trip 2013] Crakes and the Bird Whisperer

Sitting in our campsite at Ngepi Camp in the Caprivi Strip, Namibia, on our 2013 Road Trip we took it upon ourselves to do a little bird spotting. On that particular day we encountered countless birds and identified more than twenty different species, one of which was a Crake (see above). …

2013 Leg 1 - Map

[Road Trip 2013] Part 2 – Botswana

Day 1 With very little sleep and full of excitement we hit the road at about 04:00 on Tuesday morning and set off. The South African leg of the day was fairly uneventful, although the extortionate toll fees (R71.00) outside Zeerust took all our breaths away as the road was …

[Road Trip 2013] Part 1 – Introduction

Since last year we have been planning our road trip for this year and finally the time arrived for us to depart. From the 23rd April 2013 until the 10th May 2013 we traveled through Botswana to Namibia before heading back to South Africa. Our destinations included: Kang – Botswana …

African Elephant

2012 Afrishots Road Trip – Leg 3

Introduction After a night in Port Elizabeth replenishing our supplies, getting a few extras for the Amarok and spending a wonderful evening in the company of friends and family we were off to Addo Elephant National Park. The weather was dismal but it seemed to be lifting. There were now four …

Kichaka Lodge

2012 Afrishots Road Trip – Leg 2 – Kichaka

The Journey Our last day in Mt Zebra had an early start with a drive around the mountains in the southern portion of the park. Talk about breath taking scenery! We could see virtually forever with snow capped mountains on the horizon. If scenery is your thing, I’d definitely recommend …

Mt Zebra Mountain Hide

2012 Afrishots Road Trip – Leg 1

The Journey In July we set off on the first ever Afrishots road trip. We spent months trying to finalize our destinations and in the end, plans were still changing once we’d set off. Day 1 was supposed to be Johannesburg to Aliwal North. Once on the road and both …

Marakele National Park – November 2011

This week we were lucky enough to spend two nights in Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi, South Africa. We heard about it from a friend who has been there recently and he highly recommended it saying it is a beautiful area. He mentioned game spotting was scarce however the idea …