Travel

Mixed feelings as we visit Franschhoek again

Oh what it is like to wake up on a farm again and hear the cocks crowing from five to announce the new day. Here you do not need an alarm clock and this is the way things have been done for decades, if not centuries. [divider]We are in Franschhoek again and we are...

A special drive to Cape Town for Fredo and Janey

This drive today to Cape Town was special - because somewhere along the road we turned off the main road to explore the foothills of the Hex River Mountains. We stopped at Rooiberg Cellar near Robertson, which is a favourite for us on our travels. [divider]They bake...

We are packing to transfer to Namutoni for another happy seven nights

Namutoni has always been a particular favourite in terms of game viewing. It lies on the eastern side of the giant Etosha Pan and there are a number of very sustainable water holes within a short distance of the camp with its imposing old Fort. There is perhaps also a...

The Springbok enthrals Fredo and Janey in Etosha.

The middle to the west of Etosha is known for its large herds of Springboks. With the plains having plenty of food after the good rains, one finds them everywhere. They gather in small herds, but they are mostly dotted everywhere on and off the roads, of then...

Etosha rewards you when you least expect it

Fredo and Janey are now on their third comprehensive Etosha experience. Fourteen days in 2013, 21 days in 2015 and now 14 days in 2018 – this place grows in you. This is not the place you come to for a few days here and there, rushing from one water hole to the next,...

Namibia is green and grassed and Etohsa is alive with animals

Fredo and Janey arrived in Okaukeujo still talking of our last visit. It was dry and dusty and the animals gathered at a few water holes where they could still drink. In this area of the park we found lions everywhere and there was a mixture of other animals. This...

Sharon Fruit goes on safari to Namibia

This time of the year it is Sharon Fruit season in South Africa. Fredo writes the Sharon Fruit facebook page and that is how we ended up in Etosha tasting Sharon Fruit with people who actually came there to watch wild animals. It started with Hein Small giving us a...

Contrast of Kabeljou run and fire at Stilbaai on Workers’ Day!

May Day! May Day! May Day! [divider]    Kabeljou coming out of our ears on the one side and a bush fire burning down houses up river on the banks of the Goukou River. As Koos Pretorius returned with his fine catch of Kabeljou from the sea - we are reading the anxious...

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