Nata Lodge – Nata, Botswana (15 Dec 2016)

Nata Lodge – Nata, Botswana (15 Dec 2016)

Camping at Nata Lodge Our campsite at Nata Lodge Botswana. Nata Lodge Reception, Restaurant and Shop at Nata Lodge, Botswana Nata Lodge Entrance The entrance to Nata Lodge from the Francistown/Nata main road. Nata Lodge Campsites The sandy campsites of Nata Lodge Nata...
MALAWI – DECEMBER 2016

MALAWI – DECEMBER 2016

It is almost time to leave for our yearly long distance holiday.  After our visit to Malawi in December 2015 we realised that there is so much that Malawi has to offer that we just have to go back to experience more of this beautiful country. We are taking a slightly...

Botswana Traffic Fines

Botswana Increase Traffic Fines The road traffic Act has been amended with a view to correct the bad road user behavior which is responsible for high rate of road crashes in the country! Sec.30 Offense: Driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license...
Crossing the very wet Makgadigadi Pans in 2006

Crossing the very wet Makgadigadi Pans in 2006

Makgadigadi Salt Pan – Botswana One of the stop overs during our December 2006 Botswana trip was Kubu Island in the Makgadigadi Pans. We entered the pans from Letlhakane with perfect dry weather and not a single cloud in sight. Late afternoon clouds started...
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Pay it forward trip:  December 2016 How time flies! Here I am typing our planned December 2016 trip. It is September already. Only three months left before we leave. This year we decided to name our trip – because it will be a special one. Our “Pay it forward” trip....
Grootvoete slurp Piperpan leeg

Grootvoete slurp Piperpan leeg

After our visit to the CKGR (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) during December 2013/January 2014 Gerida wrote an article to the “Wegry” magazine about the elephants that we came across in the Piper Pan area. The article was published in Wegry no 47 of March 2014.  See a...
Swartpan – Botswana – December 2013

Swartpan – Botswana – December 2013

After being on the bucket list for a very long time we finaly decided it is time to visit Swartpan in the north western corner of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana. Preparation for the trip   With our Land Rover (Shrek) and Trailer (Donkey) by now well...
The Rhinos of Khama

The Rhinos of Khama

During a visit to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in May 2012 we stopped over at the Khama Rhino Reserve in Botswana. Here we experienced first-hand how protective the Botswana authorities are about their rhinos.  We (South Africa) can learn from them in this...
The lions of Mabuasehube

The lions of Mabuasehube

During December 2010 we were camping at Mpayathutlwa campsite no 1 in the Mabuasehube Game Reserve in Botswana.  This park forms part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.  During our stay at this campsite we had an encounter with Lions and Gerida wrote an article...
Mabuasehube – Desember 2010

Mabuasehube – Desember 2010

Na ons vorige besoek (Junie 2010) aan Mabuasehube het ons so verlief geraak op die plek dat ons sommer dadelik met ons terugkeer bespreek het vir ons Desember vakansie.  Ons sou daar kamp vanaf 16 tot 31 Desember 2010. Ons is die oggend van die 15de met die klaar...
Botswana & Caprivi – Desember 2009 tot Januarie 2010

Botswana & Caprivi – Desember 2009 tot Januarie 2010

Ons Roete Die kaart hieronder gee die roete wat ons gevolg het.  Ons is met die N1 noordwaarts tot by Mokopane waar ons weggedraai het met die N11 tot by die Martins Drift/Groblersbrug grenspos waar ons oor is na Botswana. DAG 1 (26 DESEMBER 2009) Die eerste dag van...
Botswana – Desember 2006

Botswana – Desember 2006

  Voorbereiding Voorbereiding vir die Botswana vakansie het begin iewers in Februarie 2006 toe Kokkie en Dina een Saterdag by ons gekuier het, ons oor vakansie en kamp begin gesels het en later met ‘n kaart van Botswana op die tafel geeindig het. Kort hierna het...