Travel

Finding RIFT VALLEY pearls

DEO and SIMONÉ DU PLESSIS are truly living their dream at the moment, travelling through Africa’s most sought-after tourist destinations in Baloo, their trusty 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 79. An absolute highlight on their expansive adventure was Uganda. They share their adventure.

Overland Adventure- Tanzania

Many people dream of exploring the Serengeti and witnessing the Great Migration. It is, however, a privilege few will ever have. CHARMAINE and DAVE CAIRNCROSS share their experience on a self-drive adventure to one of the most magical places on earth.

KRUGER CHRONICLES-Shingwedzi Rest Camp

It is unclear where the name Shingwedzi comes from, but the local people believe it is named after Tsonga people who used to live in the area. Shingwedzi is believed to be a combination of ‘Shing-za-goli’ (the name of the leader in the group) and ‘Njwetse’, which describes the sound you hear when iron is rubbed together.

Reader Adventure- Snow Safari

It doesn’t happen often that snow falls in many areas of the country as it recently did. Usually, if you want to experience a white winter wonderland you have to head to high-lying areas in the Drakensberg. ANDRÉ VAN VUUREN shares his snowy adventure in the mountains.

CAMPING SPOTS-Namibia Part 1

NOLENE KOTZE explores some of Namibia’s most captivating campsites, where you can find solace under starlit skies, encounter fascinating wildlife, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Botswana adventure Bots Bakkies and Bok!

South Africans are seemingly crazy about many things that start with the letter ‘B’… Botswana, bakkies, braai, biltong and Bok van Blerk. To bring these B’s together, the Adventure Afrika team put together a readers’ tour to the OppiPanne music festival on the Makgadikgadi pans. One of our readers, ESTER VAN ZYL, shares her experience.

Firm family favourites

Family camping trips can be tricky. Sitting around a campsite all day, content with taking in and appreciating the natural beauty while you do nothing more exhausting than simply relaxing and staring into the campfire, is not everybody’s cup of tea. Some campers – especially the younger generation and the little ones – prefer plenty of action, activities and facilities to keep them busy. It is precisely because they have so much to offer visitors that Forever Resorts are so popular. With resorts spread across the country there is something to suit everyone’s taste. In addition, they bear the stamp of approval from Rikus Truter, of Lekker Kampplekke.

Wild and wonderful in Botswana

A loud rumbling tummy awakens me in the dead of the night… I lie stiffly staring into the velvet darkness, then gingerly lean across, drawing my ear to my husband Glen’s stomach. No – it’s not him! I catch my breath – the realisation that a large nocturnal visitor is grazing silently outside. This is wild camping, and this is what we came for – the ultimate Botswana adventure!
Words: Filly Crouch | Photos: Glen and Filly Crouch

Feed your soul

For our regular contributor, HENRY JONKER and his two sons, LIAN and JEAN, a visit to Torra Bay – which is only open to the public for two months of the year – was a bucket list destination. This fisherman’s paradise certainly did not disappoint, and neither did their farm visit to Nungubais!

Test all limits in the Nissan Navara