The Big Walkabout Part Two – South East Queensland

It was day four of The Big Walkabout, and having just completed an exciting morning of surfing, (and leg breaking for one unfortunate member of the group; we all seriously admired her bravery as she continued, albeit hobbling, on the tour with us) it was time to drive two hours to our next destination; Byron […]

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Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Eleven – South Africa

Namibia It was our final day in this astonishing country, as today we were crossing the border from Fish River Canyon into Orange River, South Africa. Before reaching the border we came across an Aloidendron dichotomum, or “quiver tree”, Namibia’s national tree. They grow for up to 100 years and their nickname comes from the … More Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Eleven – South Africa

Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Ten – Namibian Sand Dunes

Namibia The day began with a medium-length journey as we departed the granite landscapes of Spitzkoppe. (It was seven and a half hours, but at this point we’d had much longer drives so it didn’t feel too tedious). Today’s destination was Swakopmund; “mund” means mouth in German and this coastal city is situated at the … More Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Ten – Namibian Sand Dunes

Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Nine – Damaraland and Spitzkoppe

Namibia It was the 30th day of my amazing African adventure and I couldn’t believe I had been driving around this continent for a month now! Today we were leaving spectacular Etosha behind and travelling onward through the desert, to Damaraland. As we departed Etosha we were fortunate enough to be greeted by a few … More Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Nine – Damaraland and Spitzkoppe

Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Eight – Etosha National Park

Namibia It was our 27th day of the tour and we had just crossed the border from D’kar in Botswana to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Though Windhoek is sparsely populated, it was a thought-provoking city to drive through. Supposedly, Namibians relocate here looking for greener pastures, but it is not all it seems. For … More Serengeti, Falls and Cape Part Eight – Etosha National Park