Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

Dive into the Jungle, run with the hippos, swim with the crocodiles. Birds will fly through your hair, trying to pick the litchis from the trees. Climb the neck of a giraffe just to see the rolling waves on lonely white beaches. Only a leatherback is moving it’s heavy body out of the water to dig a hole for new life. The ghost of a crab appears to snatch a   Read More ...

This is Cape Town, isn’t she a beauty? Where else can you find a 221 km² nature reserve a few steps away from your doorstep? Check out our 360° interactive panorama shot from the top of Table Mountain: Click to open panorama picture (Controls: click left mouse button and drag to pan the image and use mouse wheel to zoom in and out)      

Categories: Camping, Panorama

What do you get when a group of young eco-enthusiasts with a great vision start a tree planting movement and gather together more than 400 like-minded individuals at Africa’s southern most indigenous forest, the Platbos Forest: A weekend filled with yoga classes, forest walks and eco talks, drumming, strumming and humming by the campfire, loving, laughing and lots of digging, mulching and planting, planting and more planting!! In total 7.001   Read More ...

Thick white fog embraces us, while we climb higher and higher. A journey into the unknown, maneuvering our car around the tight bends, as suddenly the clouds unveil the long-awaited sign: Sani Pass!

The 30 km pothole studded gravel road immediately slipped our memory, when we cast a first glance into the Injisuthi valley. Thrown back to a land before our time, our view wanders along the green hills, the rugged cliffs of the surrounding mountains and an innocent gurgling stream beneath us. Ruffled clouds urging over the mountains, sloshing into the scenery, beams of sunlight breaking through, sprinkling spots of golden light over   Read More ...

“I’m so tired but cannot sleep! Can’t feel my feet anymore! My ears are also frozen! To be honest, I am chilled to the bones! I am thirsty and there’s at least 20 meters between me and the water bottle. What? The temperature says 2 degrees outside?!…I will never go camping again!” If this is something that went through your tired out brain on one of those freezing nights while   Read More ...

This year we skipped the long Easter weekend due to miserable weather and a higher than usual workload and decided to hit the road the following weekend instead. A bonus of course being that we left behind the masses of people simultaneously leaving town. The Tankwa Karoo National Park, about 300 km’s travelling distance from Cape Town sounded very appealing to us, so we booked one of the 6 camping   Read More ...

Standing on an extinct volcano in Iceland? The roaring steam bursting out of the ground, the rotten smell of sulfur in the air and the melting shoes on the hot ground tell another story! I am sure you have a lot of questions about that wonderful country, now let’s try to answer some of them: But it is so incredibly cold and it rains all the time? It is not   Read More ...

Categories: Camping, Iceland, Video

Iceland was never on your bucket list? Big mistake! Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries you can possibly imagine! This little island with only 320 000 inhabitants and 103 000 m² holds surprises and adventures ready at every turn. The only bigger city is Reykjavik, a living and colorful town with friendly people, delicious food, museums worth visiting and a pulsing fresh vibe you will never forget. There is only   Read More ...

Being in the middle of nowhere with no place nearby to buy some bread for your braai? Isn’t that a terrible picture? We found ourselves under exactly these circumstances as we sat at 1250 meters on an extinct volcano somewhere in Namibia. For those who have been to Namibia will understand that it is not very easy to go to the nearest city and buy some food… because most likely   Read More ...

Birds, mongoose and ground squirrels having the time of their life! the fluffy and the furious from the wild angle on Vimeo.

Categories: Animals, Camping, Namibia, Video

These are just some impressions of our last trip. It just needed 4 days in Namibia to fall in love with this wonderful country. Namibian Desert from the wild angle on Vimeo.

Categories: Camping, Namibia, Travel, Video

Before I started to write this post I wrote the review of the Hilleberg Saivo tent to calm down and remember that there are companies out there who know their trade, build things that are extremely well thought out and work like they should. (don’t skip the update at the bottom) Some months ago we bought a LA Sports Pro Tent Series II for the roof of our bakkie (this   Read More ...

Categories: Camping, Gear, Reviews

Being away for two weeks can improve your life. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a perfect escape for those who want to feel close to nature again and get away from any cellphone reception and the rush of the city. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the first formally declared transfrontier park in Africa, its 9 591 km² have linked the South African Kalahari Gemsbok Park and the Botswana Gemsbok National Park since   Read More ...