Best Hotels In Cape Town: Luxury in the Mother City

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The Best Hotels in Cape Town

Looking for the best hotels in Cape Town? Here are some of the best of the best in one of our favorite cities in the world. After all, in a city with hundreds of places to stay there has to be somewhere that’s perfect to take in the views of Table Mountain for everyone. Finding the perfect luxury hotel could be a struggle, but after visiting all of the hotels below we can safely say we know which are the best of the best. We’re also not influenced by marketing budgets like CNtraveler or Forbes, hence the reason our top … Read More

Botswana Travel: Things to Know Before You Go

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Botswana Travel Guide

Traveling to Botswana? Lucky you! This southern Africa nation left us enchanted with its vast landscapes, varied wildlife, and hospitable people. After a month in Namibia, we arrived in Botswana with little expectations. Of course, we have seen Planet Earth and watched the wildlife from a television so we had some idea. However to witness the spectacle that is Botswana in person is entirely different. From Botswana’s first national park (Chobe National Park) to the Makgadikgadi Pan here are ten things to know before you travel to Botswana. Things to know before you travel to Botswana PULA Pula is the national currency … Read More

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Namibia

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A Namibian Road Trip

With all the difficulties it took to buy our Land Cruiser in South Africa, we had minimal time to plan for our Namibia road trip. When we finally had the keys to Charlie, our Cruiser we had three days to leave South Africa, to service the truck, purchase gear, and pack all the equipment we needed to overland Africa for the next eight months. So when we arrived in Namibia is was a massive relief. Namibia proved to be a land of inhospitable beauty and quite possibly one of the most deserted countries we have ever traveled through. It is a country of … Read More

Modernity Meet Africa on the Great Chobe River

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Life on the Chobe River

It was a sad day when we had to leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. We had come to admire the desert country during our month there. We felt especially fond for the Caprivi strip. However, we crossed over the Ngoma border post and geared up to explore more of Africa. The brand new Chobe Water Villas were awaiting us.  Cruising into Chobe Water Villas We didn’t miss Namibia too long, though, because two hours later we were crossing the Chobe River and getting our passports stamped back into Namibia. It had been a long day of driving from the Katima area. … Read More

Amazing Photos of Southern Africa from Above

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Africa Photos

Six months ago we landed in Southern Africa with a plan to travel the continent far and wide. Now we have traveled through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia capturing some of the best photos of Africa by air. Africa is a continent jam-packed with staggering natural beauty, so we never missed a chance to in the sky. Here is what six months in Southern Africa (with a layover in the Seychelles), looks like from above.  Photos of Africa from the Sky Free State, South Africa We spent three months in South Africa and one of our first … Read More

Birthdays, Hippos, and Crocs: Cruising on the Chobe River

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Living on the Zambezi Queen

When I turned 25 last year on the road it was nothing special. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a bad day, but spending it in a lifeless tourist town in Turkey was not ideal. Our food options boiled down to two restaurants in town, and since we had seen the famous cotton castle the day before there was nothing more to do in town. So, we spent the day holed away in our hotel room.    Turning 26 on the Chobe River However, my 26th birthday in Africa was set to be once in a lifetime event. A … Read More

What to Pack for Overlanding Africa

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What to pack when you overland Africa

It’s official, after spending two months in Cape Town we have purchased a Toyota Landcruiser and we’re currently driving across Africa! Don’t ask us about all of the logistics, a lot of it we are making up as we go along. It’s just what we do – don’t judge. We dabbled with the idea of taking public transport from Cape Town. Which, would make for some pretty incredible stories. However, we are traveling with a lot of expensive gear and would prefer to have the freedom of our own car especially in the most remote parts of Africa. We spent months planning … Read More

15 Namibia Travel Tips to Know Before You Go

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Namibia Travel Tips

When we crossed the Noordoewer border post from South Africa and into Namibia we had no expectations. We knew we were in for a month of vast landscapes, chilling coastlines, amazing wildlife, and a unique Africa. Namibia is a country you should self-drive. Which from the sheer amount of rental cars we saw on the roads, is not just our opinion. Whether you are self-driving, on an overland tour, or flying into one of the many desert lodges in the country here are 15 Namibia travel tips to know before you go. Our Namibia Travel Tips   Distances are long We had started planning our Namibia … Read More

Welcome to Africa: Between Botswana and Zambia on the Kazungula Ferry

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Welcome to Africa

We may have spent seven months in Africa this year, but we just experienced one of those crazy African borders. We finished up our time in Botswana and making our way north through Zambia. For the next month we will be hopping between Zimbabwe and Zambia! We had an amazing time exploring the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, but there was one thing that had been looming over our head – the Botswana/Zambian border. The hectic Kazungula Border Crossing and ferry are notorious. We knew self-driving over the border would go one of two ways – easy peasy or painstakingly difficult. … Read More

A Self Drive Guide Through the Wild Northern Namibia

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Travel Northern Namibia

The Northern section of Namibia is much more varied than Southern Namibia in terms of flora, fauna, and people. Here you can find what is often referred to as the Skeleton Coast, a coastal German enclave, true wilderness, and innumerable wildlife. Our route stretched from Walvis Bay on the coast all the way across the country and to the end of the Caprivi Strip. Stops along the way included entrancing tribal villages, lush green forests, and the famous Etosha National Park. Our last post detailing travel in Southern Namibia ended at the Tropic of Capricorn. So, that is where we will … Read More