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Back to Fika Futi

Back to Fika Futi

The small lodge at Fika Futi was originally a farm house but these days it is a small self-catering lodge that is the perfect place for anyone who puts game viewing over the comforts of a five-star lodge. There are no fences around the lodge and on any day you can...

Halcyon Lodge

Halcyon Lodge

The word halcyon is synonymous with serene, calm, tranquil, peaceful and moreand I can think of no better name to describe this beautiful lodge, situated near the border crossing into Botswana at Pontdrift in North West South Africa.  This idyllic spot was home to us...

Soweto

Soweto

About 24 kilometres from Johannesburg is the sprawling township of Soweto, a town famous around the world for many reasons but the two best known facts are, two Noble Peace prize winners lived in the same street, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, and 176 students died...

Chobe National Park – final day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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