South Africa: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park

No visit to Africa should go by without visiting a national park for some game drives. This time we choose to spend a couple of days in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. The park is mainly famous for black and white rhinos and is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa. It consists of 960 km² of hilly topography, 280 kilometers north of Durban in central KwaZulu-Natal.  We stayed in the Hilltop…

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South Africa: Quite days at the Lambazi Bay

After enjoying hiking in the Drakensberg and the Oribi Gorge, it was time to enjoy some beach time. We choose the isolated beach of Lambazi Bay. The drive from the Oribi Gorge was long and really bumpy. The last 30 kilometer been only on a dirt road. It is all doable without a 4x4, but real slowly. We have been created by the Lodge Manager Rob, which hosted us as only…

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South Africa: Oribi Gorge and Around

In order to see a few new parts of South Africa, we drove to the Oribi Gorge. The Gorge is a canyon in southern KwaZulu-Natal. It is, cut by the Mzimkulwana River, is the eastern gorge of two gorges that cut through the Oribi Flats of KwaZulu-Natal. The western gorge was formed by the Mzimkulu River. The gorge is approximately 400 meters deep, and almost 5 kilometers wide.  Map of the…

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South Africa: Back in the Drakensberg

After our great time in South Africa in 2018, we knew at one point of time we want to go back and enjoy more of the Drakensberg area. Our first visit was in February/March, which was at that time too hot for hiking. With that in mind, we planned our new trip at a better time in September. Which is still Winter in South Africa - not to be compared with…

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Namibia: Tips

General Namibia is a country that is easy for self-driving. An important thing to know is that the majority of the roads are gravel - but an easy kind. Nothing compared to Iceland or Mongolia. Even that, it is highly recommended to rent a 4x4, the majority of the time it would not have been necessary. There only had been two times which really needed a 4x4. First in the Tiras…

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Namibia: A dream of sunsets

WindhoekAfter your night flight from Frankfurt, we started our journey in Namibia with a relaxing day at the pool in Windhoek. But before that, we go a bit of a fun before getting your rental car. Folks who returned to Namibia insisted of having 2 spare wheels instead of only 1. Many inspections detailed the whole process. We even had to change one wheel, as it had no profile anymore. In…

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Story Time: What if, how our trip around the world would have looked (Covid-19 Blog)

It already feels a lifetime ago, that we decide to cancel our trip around the world for 2020 due to the coronavirus. At the moment it seems that this was the right decision, as nothing is certain this year. We are currently in week 3 of the lockdown in Germany, without knowing when life is coming back to a normal reality. Worldwide the picture totally unpredictable, every country is doing their…

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World: Rewind 2018

As the year 2018 is coming to an end, there is always time to reflect on the year and what has been the memories that will stay. This year was marked by big travel events - a new continent Africa and going back to Patagonia. Especially Patagonia I was waiting for 3 years to go back to. I studied in the meantime a lot of Spanish, in order to be prepared.…

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South Africa: Driving Impressions

Before coming to South Africa my picture for Africa was a lot of dirt roads and off-road driving. Even this might true for a lot of African countries it is not true for South Africa. The main percentage of the roads are paved and easy to drive. Having a non 4×4 drive is decent for almost every road. One big topic is the distances between places. It is easy to drive…

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South Africa: Blyde River Canyon

The morning and early evening we still spent in the Kruger National Park, in order to enjoy the time with some nice animal encounters. As every part of the Kruger Park is different, we noticed that the north part of park is much more open and it is possible to see big herds of animals left and right from the street. From the Kruger National Park we drove to Blyde River…

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