STYLE, TRIPS

PARADISE AT OUR DOORSTEP

February 6, 2018

We have paradise right on our doorstep, did you know? Were you even aware that a flight to the Seychelles was unnecessary if you just needed a tropical break for the weekend. Yip I found a slice of heaven, I’m pretty sure I’m late to the party but none the less excited to have discovered this beautiful spot right around the corner from Cape Town up the West Coast. Nestled between Churchhaven (a sanctuary) and Langebaan (a lively seaside town) is the delicate cove of Kraalbaai. Continue Reading…

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CHOBE BY WATER

February 5, 2018

We were lucky enough to do an swampfari (dubbed that by me) along the river one afternoon, it was the best viewing for close up hippos and to see how green the wetlands are within all the Chobe channels.
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A MAGICAL PLACE CALLED CHOBE

February 4, 2018

Never have I ever… seen so many wild elephants roaming happily in their natural environment. The Chobe river is a source of life for a vast national park in Northern Botswana, its gateway is the town of Kasane; a small city squeezed between the Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambian borders.
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A DAY AT VIC FALLS

January 23, 2018


One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke that Thunders” deposits its enormous magnitude of water at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. We factored in a day on our overland trip to go see this majestic conglomerate of rock and water because it really is a once in a lifetime thing. A bucket list tick-off if you may. The landscape driving into Zimbabwe was rich, wet and humid – the perfect setting for a scene in Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe.

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OH OKAVANGO

January 17, 2018


Being our first time in Botswana, everything was exciting. Even the increased amount of roadside donkeys perked an interest. We entered via Ghanzi, a medium sized town NW Botswana. We stayed at beautifully remote camp close to a vulture sanctuary for a night. They have built  a hide underground so visitors can watch when they drag the feeding carcass from a neighbouring farm for the vultures. With a strong international funding this programme has been implemented for the conservation of this interesting and relatively private bird.

The next move was to our beloved Okavango, the river that runs through three countries Angola, Botswana and Namibia. We settled along the Okavango Delta, with lush green banks perfect for flourishing flora and fauna. The nearest town is Shakawe, incase you are looking on a map but once we got to our rest camp you couldn’t imagine being close to any sort of civilization. We stayed on the river for about 4 days at a place called Drotsky’s. An incredibly beautiful lodge set up along the river. They have luxury wooden cabins as we’ll as remote bush camps. In a nutshell review – this place is insane, the staff is warm, albeit a bit slow but with the baking African sun wouldn’t we all be?

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