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Mashatu Game Reserve Botswana

I have just returned from my last tour in Southern Africa and this time it was with a small group to Fika Futi Lodge in Mashatu, Botswana.  Fika Futi was a farm house in a previous life but is now run by a syndicate whose members enjoy this rustic lodge complete with...

Cape of Good Hope

On our last full day in Cape Town we travelled to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope which is the most South Western point of the African continent and is situated within the Table Mountain National Park. The park is home to a wide array of fynbos, over 250 species...

Winery Tour

South Africa is a leading wine producing country and was the 8th largest wine producer in the world in 2017.   The majority of wines are grown in the Western Cape region with Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia being the most renowned areas.   Constantia...

Hermanus

This morning we headed off to Hermanus, a 90 minute drive south east of Cape Town and known as the world's foremost land based whale watching destination.  We drove via Somerset West, up over the mountains and into Hermanus via a very scenic route passing many...

Cape Town

Voted No.2 in the top cities to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet and constantly in the top 10 cities in Africa, Cape Town is a colourful and vibrant city with so much on offer for the visitor.  On our first morning we travelled on the cable car to the top of Table...

Sunset over the Zambezi

Another early start this time to cross the border into Zambia in order to take a microlight flight over Victoria Falls and what a great way to see this wonder.  The view is amazing and from on high you understand why the falls are the largest in the world.  During the...

Chobe – Victoria Falls

On our final day in Kasane we had a cruise on the Chobe River but this time to see where four countries almost meet, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana at the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. As we cruised towards this point the construction of...

Chobe River – another great day

After a busy few days all of the group decided to have a quiet afternoon resting with maybe a dip in the pool to cool off and it was just what was needed.  Last night the staff entertained us with singing and dancing and we were encouraged to join in, but the staff...

Chobe River

We arrived in Kasane, Botswana yesterday afternoon just in time for an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River followed by an open vehicle drive in the Chobe Park this morning.  Our accommodation is at the Bakwena Lodge situated on the river itself and the name...

Ngala Safari Lodge part 2

Our final day at Ngala Safari Lodge finally came to an end and we had to say goodbye to all the amazing staff at the lodge and to promise to return to this peaceful haven.   On guide for the three days had been Barney and his tracker was called Tonight and their...

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