Welcome to our Africa blog

We hope all our families and friends will log in from time to time to see how we're getting on - and just to touch base. We all know we shall miss everyone and this is one of the ways we hope to keep in touch. And, of course, we shall be logging on to Skype and emailing whenever we get the chance. This is a massive adventure for us all with a shed load of planning , but once you've fallen for Africa you just have to see more. So here we go!

Monday, 29 April 2013


We made it! A final celebration, thank you to all our followers, can't wait to see our family and friends.

A Last Day Hiccup!

After a few special days in the Cederberg, a flat tyre on the way to Cape Town, Chris and Garrie show off their skills!!

South Africa Campsites

Jakkalswater, Springbok. Welcome overnight stop when travelling from Namibia. Good facilities. Site difficult to find to west of N7 after Okiep.

Algeria, Cederburg. Large site in superlative setting. Good facilities. Few other campers mid week in April

Boontjierivier, Citrusdal. Small site situated in beautiful setting by river and citrus grove. Good facilities. Must make reservation in advance.

Mount Ceder, Cederburg. Another camp site in great setting. Excellent facilities

Friday, 19 April 2013

On The Road to Fish River Canyon

An unusual drop in temperature, we need porridge for breakfast and to wear our fleeces to stay warm. Scenery very strange and dramatic, no roadside food here.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

Visiting Sossulvlei at sunrise, still 25 degrees before 8am!

Namibia Campsites

Zambezi Protea campsite Katima Mulilo.
Good facilities, next to river. Quiet

Ngepi, Divundu.
Pleasant shady site. Next to Okavango

Mahangu, Divundu
Excellent site with secluded pitch against Okavano

Sarasungu Rundu
Good site overlooking Okavango and Angola the other side

Roy's Grotfontein
Excellent overnight stop

Onguma outside east gate of Etosha
Excellent with good facilities.

Haloli and Okakayeo sites in Etosha NP
Well equipped sites with strategically placed waterholes making for great wildlife viewing.

Bushfeld rest camp Outjo
Lovely shady spot for resting up, with excellent food. Walking trails

Doro Nawes Granietkop
Great camp site set in granite rocks in desert. Good facilities with the away from it all feeling
NB we understand Xagaru site is now closed.

Swakopmund Alte Brucke
Well equipped urban site

Sesriem Sossus Oasis
Good site with own facilities and cooling swimming pool

Aus Klein Vista
Good site in rocky valley, secluded and quiet despite travelling through building site to camp.

Fish RiverCanyon Hobas
Excellent shady site. Ai Ais is more of a resort set in magnificent mountain scenery. Excellent facilities in both

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Etosha National Park

A super trip for Chris and Diana with magical hours spent by water holes.