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Chobe National Park – final day

Our final early morning drive before we say goodbye to Botswana and once again we were not disappointed.  The early part of the morning was very quiet, it was cold and there was a breeze blowing and Max, our guide explained that animals become very skittish when there...

Chobe National Park

The early morning wake up call was at 5am so that we could be on the game vehicle and on our way to the Chobe National Park before sunrise.  The lodge is a 20 minute drive from the park and as it is winter it is a bit chilly on the open vehicle so layers are the order...

The Victoria Falls and Chobe River

Having seen the sunset over the Zambezi last night this morning we saw sunrise over the Victoria Falls.  The local name for the Falls is Mosi-o-Tunya “The smoke that thunders” and it is a very apt name as the sheer force of the water drives a column of spray far into...

Flying High

Victoria Falls is an adrenaline junkies playground with bungee jumping, white water rafting, microlight flights, zip lines to name just a few and we decided to go for the microlight.  The flights take off from Zambia so we had to cross the border early for a 7:30...

Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

We flew out of Cape Town very early this morning to Johannesburg to catch a connecting flight to Victoria Falls arriving just after midday.  There are certain destinations in the world that conjure up a picture in your mind, a feeling that is hard to describe and...

Walking Tour of Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast in the Company Gardens we joined a free historic walking tour of Cape Town.  The concept of “free” walking tours in major cities has now been around since 2004 and while you do not pay any upfront fees you are expected to leave a tip.  I...

Cape of Good Hope

It was an earlyish start this morning for the 35 minute drive to Simon’s Town for breakfast before heading down to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.  Simon’s Town has been a naval base for more than 200 years and nestles on the shores of False Bay and is now a...

Cape Town

We arrived at our  accommodation in Cape Town around 9pm last night and we are staying in a cottage in the DeWaterkant area which is centrally located within walking distance to the CBD, Bo-Kaap and the Waterfront.  There are a lot of restaurants, bars and shopping in...

Mapungupwe

A few kilometres from Halcyon is the National Park of Mapungupwe which stretches along the southern banks of the Limpopo river at it’s confluence with the Shashe river and where Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet .  This is not a large park in comparison to the...

Back to Halcyon

We all had a sleep-in this morning as we were not leaving Fika Futi until 8:30 for the drive south to the border crossing at Pontdrift.  It was very sad to say goodbye to the wonderful staff at Fika Futi and we all swore we would be back.  In my case that will be...

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