Title for Our African and European Travels

 Welcome to our website

Having taken early retirement in 2007 we wanted to spend time travelling in Southern Africa. We’d been to South Africa several times previously as Kevin's sister and her family live there. From 2008 until 2016 we spent most of our time travelling around Southern Africa in a variety of camping setups and had a fantastic time visiting some amazing places. 

In September 2016 we returned to the UK as I (Michelle) need 3 monthly checkups for an in-transit lymph melanoma, We decided to carry on with our travels in Europe and bought a camper van.  After 5 years I have been discharged from the hospital.

 During Covid we spent most of our time in South Africa as several of our flights were cancelled and then we were not prepared to pay neary £4000 to spend 10 days in a hotel room.  In February 2022 we were travelling in the Western Cape and ended up buying a house in Reebok, which is half way between Mossel Bay and George, on the Garden Route.  We sadly decided that we would have to sell our UK van as it wasn't being used.     

Our vehicles and camping outfits
The off-road trailer we use in Southern Africa

In South Africa we have a Toyota Hilux and a Bush Lapa off-road caravan which has enabled us to travel all over Southern Africa.

The camper van we use in Europe

From 2016 to 2020 we had a camper van (Autosleeper Kingham) which was  great for travelling in the UK and Europe.

Our most recent trips

More recent trips ( indicated by a *) are in new, responsive pages which adapt to the screen size of the device.  Other trips are still in the old format with a menu on the left and a coloured background and the pages look the same on all devices. All trips before 2013 still have the old menu and the only links that work are the Home page and the Campsites Page.

 Zimbabwe 2023 *

We spent 2 weeks with Kwando Adventures visiting Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Maabwe, Matusadona National Park, Kariba, Mana Pools National Park, Great Zimbabwe and Gonarezhou National Park.

South Africa - Western Cape.  Nov 2022 *

3 weeks with Di and David showing them some parts of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Agulhas and the Garden Route.

South Africa - West Coast 2022 *

We joined Carol and Darryl in Springbok and then had a few days on the West Coast,

South Africa - Kruger.  2022  *

 Hluhluwe, Eswatini (Swaziland), Kruger and Djuma Game Reserve. 

South Africa - KZN.      2022 *

Spioenkop, Dundee and Weenan Game Reserve.  

Last updated: November 2023