The Elephant Charge – Ten years of thunder

The Elephant Charge – Ten years of thunder

The Elephant Charge celebrates ten years of 4x4 adrenalin fueled adventure for wildlife conservation in Zambia. In 2008 a group of four friends in Zambia ventured out into the bush, built a course of ten check points, printed a map, set up a tent with a white board...
Behaviour of fellow campers

Behaviour of fellow campers

Our frustration with the behaviour of fellow campers during our December 2013 trip has prompted Gerida to write a letter to the Wegry. Her letter was published by Wegry in their April 2014 addition, and has a great number of responses from readers.  On other webpages,...
Shrek and Donkey at Matobos – December 2011

Shrek and Donkey at Matobos – December 2011

During December 2011 we did a trip to Zimbabwe. We visited the Hwange National Park, Matobos and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.  The SA 4x4 published the photo and short description below in the April 2014 addition under the Readers Rides column. Greetings Pieter &...
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...
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...
Die brug na Mamili is beslis nie vir sissies nie

Die brug na Mamili is beslis nie vir sissies nie

The Rupara bridge en-route to the Nkasa/Rupara National Park (also known as Mamili) in the Caprivi is well known amongst overlanders.  During our December 2009/January 2010 trip to Botswana and the Caprivi we gained first-hand experience of how difficult it could be...
A snowy Oliviershoek pass (1996)

A snowy Oliviershoek pass (1996)

We planned a short breakaway to Sodwana Bay during June 1996.  The night before our departure from Harrismith we experience heavy snowfalls and most of the mountain passes towards KZN were closed.  Our only option was to try going through Oliviershoek pass.  The pass...