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Fitting a rooftop tent

During 2015 we decided to do a trip to Malawi, wait for it, without the trailer.  And you know what that means?  That means back to the drawing board again.  We needed to re-think and re-plan everything.  How will we fit in everything that we got so used to and that...

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The trailer top tent

During December 2009/January 2010 we did a trip through Botswana and the Caprivi with friends.  Us with the trailer and dome tent and our friends with their trailer and a trailer top tent. As soon as we arrived home it was back to the drawing board, the trailer top...

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Camping with a big tent

After two or three camping trips with our small tent we realised that we needed to find a better solution.  What we needed is a solution that would offer: The same flexibility that the small tent offered, but would have more space to utilize against the elements. We...

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Camping with a small tent

After selling our Sprite Sunway caravan early in 2005 we reverted to camping with a tent. We had a small 2.5mx2.5m canvas bow tent stored in the garage, and decided to give it a try. We did however need a few extra things.  The fully equipped kitchen of the caravan...

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Camping – How did we start

We started camping with a large “Luxury” caravan, a double axle Sprite Sunway with two doors.  A caravan of this size and weight required a powerful towing vehicle and for this we used a Land Rover Discovery with a V8 engine. The caravan was equipped with almost...

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Camping, and how it evolved for us

I want to share some of our camping experiences over the years with you focusing on how we started camping and how it evolved from our first camping trip up until how we do it now. 

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Anthrax kills 109 hippos in Bwabwata

We recently read the following article in the Namibian news: News - National | 2017-10-09  Page no: 1. (by Lugeretzia Kooper) About 109 hippos have been killed in a suspected anthrax outbreak in western Bwabwata National Park in a week. Parks deputy director of the...

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Namibia and the Richtersveld – December 2016

Our December 2017 trip has been finalised. We will be visiting the Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz and Kolmanskop in Namibia.  From there our route will take us via Vioolsdrift to the Richtersveld.  Leaving the Richtersveld will take us through the Richtersveld World...

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CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (CKGR) – BOTSWANA

We have been in the CKGR numerous occasions and have subsequently received a number of requests regarding our itinerary. We will finalise our detailed trip report (now long overdue) and post it to our website soonest.  However, please find below information to answer...

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Carnet de Passage en Douane

Carnet de passage en douane We started to explore countries across our (South Africa) borders many years ago.  That includes visits to countries such as: Botswana Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia Swaziland Zimbabwe Zambia Never ever was a carnet de passage required...

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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...

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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 Min...

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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 appearing...

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Packing Space

Space for all our camping gear For our trip to Malawi during December 2015/January 2016, we needed some extra packing space for a mattress, bedding and campchairs. We had space available on the roofrack but needed a way to keep everything dry as we would be travelling...

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