Lost in Africa

Miles travelled:  6750 (mostly in circles..) Highlight: Being treated like kings at Khotso Backpackers Lowlight: The moment we realised what the funny looking donkeys were Hours spent wandering lost around the Mkhomazi Wilderness Park: Six An interesting few days to say the least! As we mentioned in an earlier post we’d agreed with Khotso Backpackers that we’d test … More Lost in Africa

A warm welcome to Makhapung, Lesotho

Miles travelled: 6965 Highlight: The wonderful welcoming people of Makhapung Lowlight: The bloody rooster Mapaseka met us at the Sani Mountain Lodge as promised and drove us to her village, Makhapung, 40km into Lesotho. Lesotho itself is unlike anywhere we’ve ever been. It’s hard to get your head around the idea that there’s a self-contained country … More A warm welcome to Makhapung, Lesotho

Driving the Transkei

Miles travelled: 6693 Highlight: The incredible diversity of the scenery Lowlight: Driving through some dodgy towns and past some equally dodgy drivers Emergency stops for baby goats: 2 The first person we met on our road trip was the owner of the guesthouse in Knysna. When we told her we were making our way to the Drakensberg, she was … More Driving the Transkei

Addo Elephant Park and a forgettable stopover in King William’s Town

Miles travelled:  Highlight: Spotting our first elephant in the bushes Lowlight: Driving through King William’s Town after a long day on the road Animals spotted: Elephants – over 100!; Lions – 2; Tortoises – 10; Buffalo – lots; Bat-eared fox – 1; Warthogs – everywhere; Dung beetle – 1; Aardwolves – 0 😦 We were treated to a … More Addo Elephant Park and a forgettable stopover in King William’s Town