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Trips in South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini (formally Swaziland)

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 Western Cape.    November 2022  *

We picked up Di and David from Cape Town airport and had 6 days at a self-catering house in Simon's Town so that we could take them around the Cape Peninsula.  We then drove back to Reebok via Cape Agulhas and were able to take them around some of the local places of interest and also drove to Prince Albert via the Swartberg Pass and then back via Meiringspoort.

West Coast .  Sept 2022 *

We drove to Springbok to meet up with Darryl and Carol and then went to Lambert's Bay and Velddrif.

Hluhluwe, Kruger, Eswatini.  2022 *

We travelled to Kruger and Djuma Games Reserves via Hluhluw/Imfolozi and Eswatini (Swaziland).

KZN.  May 2022 *

We revisited Spioenkop, Dundee, Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana and also stayed at Weenan Game Reserve.

Western Cape.  Jan-Feb 2022 *

We travelled slowly down to Paarl for a couple of repairs on our Bush Lapa and then spent time in the winlands, Onrus and the western end of the Garden Route where we spent 3 weeks looking at houses as well as exploring the area.

KwaZulu-Natal and Naude's Nek Pass.2021 *

Between March and June we explored the local area and did 3 short trip, two to the northern KZN coastal area and one travelling over Naude's Nek Pass in the Eastern Cape.

KZN. 2019 *

walking up the Sani Pass

We spent most of the time in Richmond but did visit the Sani Pass, Imfolozi Game Reserve, Scottburgh, Happy Wanderers and Oribi Gorge.

Orange River. 2019 *

A braai next to the Orange RIver

We drove across the Karoo to the mouth of the Orange RIver at Oranjemund and then followed the Orange RIver upstream.

Kruger NP. 2018 *

Adult cheetah lying down near our vehicle.

 3 weeks travelling from Punda Maria in the north down through the Kruger NP to Berg-en-Dal in the SW of the Park.

 KZN & Lesotho. 2018 *

Lion cub lying on top of a rock.

Di (my sister) and her husband, David, spent 2 weeks with us. As well as time in Richmond we visited Sani Pass, Golden Gate NP,Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge and Umlalazi Nature Reserve.

Richmond 2017

Family playing in our garden.

 We stayed in Richmond and caught up with family and friends.


Sani Pass. 2016

A drink at the hotel at the top of the Sani Pass.

 Our friends Geoff & Paula had neve been up Sani Pass so we went up together. We had a night in Himeville and another at Sani Top Chalets.

Wild Coast. 2016

The Wild Coast.

  A long weeked in Mngazana with Geoff and Paula, staying in a house owned by a friend of Geoff's.

Western Cape. 2016

Kevin looking out from the top of Table Mountain.

 Golden Gate NP --> Karoo NP --> Sutherland --> Cape Peninsula --> Cape Winelands --> back to Richmond.

KZN. 2015

Aloe Festival - steam train ride.

 Several short trips to parts of KZN: Splashy Fen, Chelmsford Dam, Clansthal, Creighton Aloe Festival.


Bloemhof Dam. 2015

The twins with a few fishes caught at Bloemhof Dam

 Our great-nephews, Jason & Mark (twins) love fishing and wanted to go to Bloemhof so we had a week there at the end of November after they had broken up

KZN. 2014

Chelmsford campsite at the edge of the Dam

 Richmond, Happy Wanderers, Umlalazi Nature Reserve, Chelmsford Dam, Underberg & Sani Pass, Salt Rock.

Kruger NP. 2014

A leopard sighted in the Kruger National Park.

 We took Mark & Jason to Kruger NP - their first visit there. They were excellent at spotting animals and we had some great sightings.

Western Cape.   2013

A great view from the top of Paarl rock.

 Cederberg --> Winelands --> Cape Peninsula and West Coast --> Garden Route.


Western Cape .  2012

Oryx in the Karoo National Park.

 Mokola NP --> Karoo NP -- Limieberg --> Bontebok --> Grootvardersbosh --> Biedouw Valley.

Tracks & Signs.  2012

Test day at the end of the Tracks & Signs course.

We did a  facinating  6 day Animal Tracks & Signs course at Moholoholo.

Drakensburg .  2012

Lotheni, Drakensburg Mountains.

 Cobham, Lotheni, Monk's Cowl, Spionkop.

Limpopo.   2011

Elephants arriving at the Mapungubwe waterhole.

Marakele NP --> Mapungubwe NP --> Kruger NP.


Balule & Kruger NP .  2011

Participants in the wildlife photography course at Balule Game Reserve.

 We did a Wildlife Photographic Course at Balule Game Reserve.

KZN to Cape Town.  2011

Looking out over the coast at Hole-in-the-Wall.

Wild Coast --> Port Elizabeth --> Garden Route --> Overberg --> Cape Peninsula. 

KZN to Kruger .  2010

At the start of a walk from Thendele.

Drakensburg --> Battlefields -->  Swaziland --> Kruger --> Panorama Route.

Imfolozi Trail.   2010

Sitting around at campfire.

 We did a 3 day walking trail in the Imfolozi Game Reserve.


Football World Cup .  2010

World Cup match at Rustenburg.

 We went to 2 matches and visited some places on our way to Zimbabwe.     

KZN.  2010

Coastline at Cape Vidal

Umlalazi --> Cape Vidal --> False Bay --> Ndumo.

E & W Cape.  2009

Mountain zebra.

Mountain Zebra NP --> Tsitsikamma --> Kynsna --> Swartberg --> Bontebok NP

Northern Cape.   2009

Orange RIver at sunrise, Richtersveld National Park.

Karoo --> Calvinia -->Springbok --> Richtersveld NP


KZN & Kruger NP .  2009

A pair of Bataleur eagles in Kruger National Park.

Di and David's first visit.  KZN to Kruger.

Eastern Cape .  2009

A drive through the Bastervoetpad Pass.

Mount Currie --> Rhodes--> Mountain Zebra NP --> Graff-Reinet --> Baviaanskloof --> Addo Elephant Park --> Hogsback.

Lesotho.  2008

A Lesotho man riding along the road.

 Drakensberg --> Battlefileds --> Kruger --> Panorama Route.

Last updated: May 2023