Camping at Rooiputs

We’ve camped at tons of camp sites, some insignificant and some that are special.  The special ones are those we will return to every chance we get and Rooiputs is one of those camps for us. 

A firm favourite amongst Kgalagadi regulars, Rooiputs is an unfenced camp on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, only 20km from the Twee Rivieren/Two Rivers entrance gate.

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5 things to do on a Sunday for a better Monday

5 things to do on a Sunday for a better Monday

They say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. I honestly believe this to be true, and it also helps to keep those Sunday Blues away. This doesn’t mean you necessarily have go out and spend money on lunches and events to have a good week, there are simple things you can do at home that will contribute mentally and physically to having a great week.

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What to Pack: Summer Camping Safari

We are off on another adventure and this time it is a 5 day camping safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

We haven’t been to the park since last winter, and packing for a safari in winter and packing for a safari in summer will deliver two different suitcases. If you want see what to pack for winter safari, read my post here.

It’s in the midst of summer now, and summer months in the Kalahari delivers a dry heat with temperatures reaching up to 40 degree Celsius during the day with the occasional thunder shower in the late afternoon. If you are camping, there is no hiding from both so it’s best you are well prepared.

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5 things to do in Hogsback

5 things to do in Hogsback

Hogsback, a small village situated on the top of the Amathole mountains in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is often claimed to be the inspiration behind J.R.R Tolkiens Lord of the Rings.

Driving up the narrow road into this mystical village it feels like you are transported into Middle Earth.

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My 5 Favourite Tented Camps in Southern Africa

Tented Camps South Africa

Not all of us are true campers at heart, which is probably why the “glamping” trend has made such a big impact on the travel industry over the past few years.  All over Africa, tented camps have popped up to satisfy this demand. Tented camps serve as the perfect solution for travelers who want to get close to nature but not give up the basic comforts.  You get a comfy bed and bedding without having to pitch the tent yourself.

The options range from basic to very luxurious, it’s up to you to decide how fancy you want to go and how much you are willing to spend.

Here are my favorite tented camps I have visited in Southern Africa:

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