One backpack each and a small cooler for the beers.

Into The Wilderness: Two Nights In A Mountain Hut

I’m perched on the edge of a cliff, a winding valley with a small river rushing through it lies before me. To my right, towering snow-capped peaks bastion the undulating Fynbos-covered landscape that rolls beneath it. We have escaped the humdrum of the city for two nights in the Du Toit’s Kloof mountains. A wood […] → Continue Reading Into The Wilderness: Two Nights In A Mountain Hut

Orange River, People Like Us Safaris, Namibia, accommodation, adventure

Orange River: Life as a river rat

“Lifejackets!” shouts our guide Yango John. Yikes – that means there’s a rapid ahead. And this one’s a biggie. It’s called Sjambok, probably for a reason. My sister Sammie and I are paddling together and we shout instructions at each other as we get close. The rushing water is carrying us through a narrow channel. […] → Continue Reading Orange River: Life as a river rat

Walking Safari

Earthcare Travels with PLUS

In June this year PLUS provided an adventurous family holiday for the founders of Earthcare productions in India. We saw it all from the coastal plains, deserts and mountains of Namibia to the Okavango delta, savannahs and salt pans of Botswana. We did wild camping, stayed in luxury permanent tents and comfortable lodges; we drove, […] → Continue Reading Earthcare Travels with PLUS

Hippos & People in the Okavango Delta

It is a fact that hippos kill more people annually than any other African mammal besides humans. So how does the relationship with the people in dugout canoes and the resident hippo population in the Okavango Delta work? Hippo bulls are highly territorial and have their “hippo pools” which they defend from other hippo males […] → Continue Reading Hippos & People in the Okavango Delta

Table Mountain, Cape Town

5 reasons to travel to Southern Africa now!

1. Comfortable – The average temperature in Southern Africa is 30°C whilst the average temperature in Europe is 7°C   2. Affordable – The Euro is roughly 10x as strong as the South African, Namibian and Botswana currencies and much stronger for Mozambique and Zambia.   3. Timing – The changing of the seasons is […] → Continue Reading 5 reasons to travel to Southern Africa now!

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