My husband and I are planning an overland trip in 2019 and during this trip we will need to live in our trusty Land Rover Defender for more than 5 months. Crazy I know, but is it really? There has been a massive uptake in the van life movement the past few years, these are young couples and families who want to keep life simple and live a mobile lifestyle.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is famous for it’s red sand dunes, black maned lions and exceptional wildlife photography opportunities. It has become a very popular safari destination for travellers looking for a more rustic and down to earth experience. If you are planning to visit the Kgalagadi, here are some tips before you go.
Verneukpan is a salt pan 57km long and 11km wide located in the middle of the Northern Cape, South Africa. I was blown away how such a vast empty space could showcase so much beauty.
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:
One of the benefits of living in a small town is that there is no traffic. I used to dread it when we lived in Johannesburg, it would takes us 2 hours just to get out of the city on a Friday afternoon when we wanted to escape for a weekend getaway. Fortunately we don’t have that problem anymore. The open road was waiting for us and we took a trip to the Augrabies National Park over the weekend.