Category Archives: South Africa

Botswana Part III –Mapungubwe, Francistown, Nxai Pans, Baines Baobabs, Maun

Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park lies to the north of the Nata–Maun road at the northern fringe of the ancient Lake Makgadikgadi basin. It is contiguous with Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, to the south of this same road. Continue reading

South Africa Again – Kruger Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19 485 square kilometres (7 523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Continue reading

South Africa Part III – Richtersveld


Wednesday 25 February 2015 marked our 20th night since we’ve left Pretoria, as well as my sister Hilge’s birthday. At least we were able to phone her and sing Happy birthday, which might not be the case for other loved ones during the coming year. Continue reading

South Africa Part II – From Lambertsbaai to Enjo Nature Farm

On Day 15, we left Tietiesbaai to go to Lambertsbaai, still on the West Coast. It is another small fishing town with a lot of wind. Really, this place is windy, and it doesn’t smell nice. It smells of fish and guano. Continue reading

South Africa Part I – From Pretoria to Tietiesbaai


We have finally left! All of us were wondering whether it was ever going to happen. Our family actually started to bet on when and/or whether we would leave and how far we would go on Day One. My bet was on Sandton, a mere 60 km from Pretoria. Continue reading

On your marks, get set….

Gustav, Sophia and I arrived safely and very tired in South Africa on Friday, 12 December 2014, and instead of picking up the trailer as agreed, we drove straight from the airport in Johannesburg to my parents’ farm between Groblersdal and Marble Hall in Mpumalanga. The reason? The trailer was not ready yet. Continue reading