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.
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.
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.
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:
In a few days, I will be visiting one of my favorite national parks for another eventful safari and it’s time decide what to pack.
I might not live in the city anymore, but I still prefer my weekend getaways to be secluded, close to nature and far from a crowded city. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life you are going to want to see this list of Airbnb locations. Get ready to pack your bags and disconnect!
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.