Journey through the Capes

After a few days in stunning Cape Town (post to follow when we return to the city), we picked up our trusty Toyota Corolla Quest and headed east. We had booked the car for nearly four weeks so had plenty of time to explore the country before dropping it in Johannesburg. Here are some highlights…

Stellenbosch and the end of the overland tour

We had three nights in South Africa before the overland tour ended in Cape Town. The first night was spent amongst beautiful vineyards at a pretty campsite which was a precursor to our following two nights spent in South Africa’s top wine region, Stellenbosch. On arrival we snuck away from the group and had a…

The deserted deserts of southern Namibia

From Swapokmund, we headed further into the Namib desert which takes up 81,000 sq km and most of the southern half of the country. It was incredible to drive for hours and hours and see the different types of desert scenery pass us as well as no other vehicles on the gravel road. Some old cars…

Northern Namibia: Etosha to Swapokmund

We were very excited about crossing into Namibia and it was the country our tour was spending the most time in (two weeks) so we had high hopes. Our first stop was a cheetah sanctuary where we got very close to these amazing cats. Four cheetahs had been rescued by a couple who had previously hunted them and then…