Fitting a rooftop tent

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...
The trailer top tent

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...
Camping with a big tent

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...
Camping with a small tent

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...
Camping – How did we start

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...
2016 – Easter long week-end trip report

2016 – Easter long week-end trip report

  Preparations for our trip Gerida and I normally have a rule that we do a longer trip over the December/January period across border, and a shorter trip through South Africa over the Easter period. This year (March/April 2016) our trip took us through the Natal...
Basiese Paklys

Basiese Paklys

Basiese Paklys In 2006 toe ons begin het met ons Afrika toere, het ek dié lys in een van die Weg tydskrifte gekry. Met die jare het ek dit so effe aangepas (ons vat nou die helfte minder goed saam op vakansie as desjare), maar die basiese items bly nog belangrik....
Mana Pools – Zimbabwe

Mana Pools – Zimbabwe

Mana Pools   2 Januarie 2016 Môre uit ‘n baie BAIE warm Mana Pools (Zimbabwe Toe ons Donderdagoggend opstaan het Pieter se been BAIE beter gelyk. Die man het sommer ‘n huppel in sy stappie gehad en hy het vol sinne met my gepraat … ek moes tevrede wees met “grunts”...
Chipata – 29 Desember 2015

Chipata – 29 Desember 2015

Malawi Mama Rula's, Chipata, Zambia   29 December 2015 Toe die wekker vanoggend 6uur afgaan, toe weet ek dis ons laaste dag in Malawi. In ‘n mate was dit “sad”, maar ook opwindend. Ons volgende fase van ons vakansie het begin. Ek hoor Pieter kreun kreun wakker...
Kasunga – Malawi – 26 Desember 2015

Kasunga – Malawi – 26 Desember 2015

Kasungu Malawi   26 December 2015 En toe slaan die noodlot toe. Letterlik. In Kuimba Shiri (aan die begin van ons trip) net buite Harare (Zimbabwe) het Pieter met die opklim op die Landy skeef getrap en sy maermerrie afgeskuur teen die Landy se bulbar. Ons het...