Cross Border Adventures

TRAVEL GUIDE | Etosha National Park

Exploring the untamed beauty One of Africa’s biggest reserves, Etosha National Park treats visitor to a wide array of wildlife and boasts a massive salt

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.

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!

Heeding the call of the wild

Tourists comes to Africa to experience the wildlife and if visiting the southern bit, it certainly does not get much better than Botswana, especially if in a half-decent 4×4. PATRICK CRUYWAGEN returns to his roots and shows us the best that country has to offer.

Desolate, yet beautiful

As one of Namibia’s most spectacular and iconic spots, Sossusvlei is not to be missed on your Namibian travels. But what makes this place, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, so special? Nolene Kotze explores.

Marhaban in Morocco!

Yala, yala! Let’s go, let’s go! Our valiant group of five couples make our way to the 4x4s in the thin dust of a setting sun over the north-western corner of the African continent, Morocco. The road twisted and wound through the High Atlas Mountains, past crumbling kasbahs and goat herders and the most magnificent vistas… the Sahara Desert was calling!
By KERRY FRASER

There’s gold in them hills!

Roger Gaisford has a Jeep, a CJ2A to be precise, which he bought on a military surplus vehicle disposals sale in Pretoria in 1971. It is one of the 300 or so that were supplied to the South African Defence Force in 1948 by Stanley Motors, the Willys agents in South Africa. He has many fond memories of not only the vehicle, but also the places it has taken him.

Go West!

Avid overlander and 4×4 enthusiast, PATRICK CRUYWAGEN, compares the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, to other overland and 4×4 shows around the world. What he saw and experienced there was a bit of a culture shock… quite unlike anything he had ever come across in other countries.