Zambia into Lilongwe, Malawi

Mama Rula was the name of the camp that we stayed at on our last night in Zambia.  It is just outside the city of Chipata, which is close the Malawian border.  We knew we would be getting in late as the time in Lusaka with the Land Rover crowd had chewed up travel time. …

Pep Guardiola in Lilongwe, Malawi

I can’t believe it but we just met Pep Guardiola in a Snooker bar in Lilongwe, Malawi and I wanted to share some pictures right away. Mark doesn’t know him, but I was quite excited.

Lusaka travelling East to Chipata, Zambia

Eureka ! We had found a campsite and the campsite was actually called Eureka! We found what we thought was a great spot to set up our tent and relax. While braaiing the engineers in us found a way to suspend the chicken just the right height above the fire, as only engineers can do….

From Livingston to Lusaka, Zambia

We got up early at the Livingston campsite and after a quick tea and coffee were on our way towards the Victoria falls. For the non-Africans: the Zambezi river forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, so the Vic falls also have both a Zambian and a Zimbabwean side. We paid 45 USD entrance fee…

From Etosha to Caprivi

We woke up early in the Sachsenheim campsite because our neighbor decided at 5am to chop firewood! By the way I asked the owner whether they were from Sachsen (Saxony, Germany).  The explanation however is simpler. The Sachsenheim is the home of the Family Sachse who came from Germany 3 generations ago. The campsite had…

Windhoek and further North

In Windhoek we stayed at the Urban Camp which is across the road from the famous Joes Pub.  Which we visited of course.  Interestingly we were warned not to walk back to the camp in the dark even though it was just 500 meters.  And I thought South Africa was dangerous.  The WiFi at Joes…

From Namaqua to the Orange River

The next morning was beautiful. We went down to the sea to get some salt water to wash our dishes, made tea and coffee, and left early to get going. Mark was excited to get into some serious 4×4 driving as we needed to go up along the coast through some rather soft sand. In…

Cape West Coast

After fixing the inverter we left Capetown towards Garies on the N7 and drove north. Along the way we passed several huge vineyards. We noticed a small scruffy roadstall and stopped to grab some wine and a bite to eat, only to be disappointed as they were closed. However, there was a friendly guy who…

Cape Town

Arrived in Cape Town at 4pm and checked in at the Citi Lodge V&A, had a quick shower and hit the V&A Waterfront for some liquid nourishment.  This was to be our first and last evening in a hotel.  A fun evening celebrating our formal start point.  Our first mishap was the leaky water tank,…