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

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

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

Namib Desert Exploring: A Field Guide To Driving Southern Namibia

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Southern Namibia Guide

We drove into Southern Namibia from South Africa and were greeted by looming rock formations and empty roads. The path before us wound through an arid canyon and came up to a plateau. As we ascended out of the canyon the sun began to set. The change in weather created gusts of fiery red sand, that lit on fire from the descending sun. This all came within our first hour in the country. We had yet to make it to a single site on our journey, but we had already come to our conclusion. Namibia is entrancing. Weather in Namibia is not … Read More

Wolwedans: Waking Up in a Dream in Namibia’s Top Eco Lodge

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The Most Beautiful Eco Lodge in Namibia

What’s your idea of Namibia? If you have any idea, it is likely one of wonder. While images of towering sand dunes, ancient rock formations, wild tribes, desert animals, sand storms, and mysterious circles swirl around your head. All of which are striking elements of Namibia. However, one of the most striking elements of Namibia is not the scorching hot temperatures in the summer, but the serenity. In the desert at night, there is simply the wandering soul and the night sky. For us, we found solitude in Namibia at almost every corner, but one stands out. There are many, many, … Read More

What’s it Like to Have the Most Luxurious Weekend in Cape Town?

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A luxurious weekend in Cape Town

We’ve been hopping in and around Cape Town now for the past two months. We’ve spent our time gallivanting in and out of cafes, hiking various points, and eating a plethora of extremely delicious food. However, there is a side of it that you haven’t seen. The side that explains why we are in this gosh darn city so long. That side is the work, preparation, and planning of our entire African trip. Between the adventure activities and the sushi lunches we have actually been hard at work in front of our computer and making countless runs to the Department of … Read More

Escape To The Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa

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Drakensberg Mountains In South Africa

The Drakensberg mountains in South Africa are a destination not to be missed. They can be found in all sorts of nature documentaries and travel books about Africa. Dramatic, weathered, and mysterious the Drakensberg conjures up the imagination. They culminate at their highest with the Drakensberg Amphitheater. One of the most photogenic natural landmarks in the world. For us, traveling to them became a necessity as we drove through South Africa. What lay ahead of us in the Drakensberg region was Lesotho, country lodges, national parks, and small towns to steal our hearts away. The region is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. We spent … Read More

Ecotourism in South Africa at Gondwana Game Reserve

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Ecotourism at Gondwana Game Reserve

We pulled into Gondwana Game Reserve, eager and ready for our week at their new tented eco-camp to experience ecotourism in South Africa. We had only done one self-drive safari through Kruger National Park and were more than ready to see more giraffes, buffalo, and (maybe) even the elusive cheetah in South Africa. We pulled into the main reception area of Gondwana, where a stunning lodge awaited us with a pool and high-speed WiFi. “This can’t be right,” we thought. Then appeared Brendan, a ranger that completely fit the part of a hardcore South African conservationist. He informed us that we … Read More