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Trips in South Africa (including Lesotho and Swaziland) from 2008

I've separated this page into 2 sections. The first section are the longer trips that we've done in South Africa, Lesotho and Sawziland (now called Eswatini). Underneath are the pages about our time living in Richmond and the short trips that we've done from there in KwaZulu-Natal.




June - Oct 2019. KZN.
We spent most of the time in Richmond but did visit the Imfolozi Game Reserve, Scottburgh, Happy Wanderers and Oribi Gorge.

January 2019. Orange River.
We drove across the Karoo to the mouth of the Orange RIver at Oranjemund and then followed the Orange RIver upstream.

November 2018. Kruger NP.
3 weeks travelling from Punda Maria in the north down through the Kruger NP to Berg-en-Dal in the SW of the Park.

March 2018.

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 and Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge.

August - Oct 2017. Richmond

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

May 2016. 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.

February 2016. Wild Coast.
A long weeked in Mngazana with Geoff and Paula, staying in a house owned by a freid of Geoff's.

Jan/Feb 2016. Western Cape
Golden Gate NP --> Karoo NP --> Sutherland --> Cape Peninsula --> Cape Winelands --> back to Richmond.

2015. KZN.

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

November 2015. 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.

2014. KZN
Richmond, Happy Wanderers, Umlalazi Nature Reserve, Chelmsford Dam, Underberg & Sani Pass, Salt Rock.

November 2014. Kruger NP
We took Mark & Jason to Kruger NP - their first visit there. They were excellent at spotting animals and we had some great sightings.

January 2013. Western Cape
Cederberg --> Winelands --> Cape Peninsula and West Coast --> Garden Route.

December 2012. Western Cape
Mokola NP --> Karoo NP -- Limieberg --> Bontebok --> Grootvardersbosh --> Biedouw Valley.

January 2012. Tracks and Signs Course.

January 2012. Drakensberg
Cobham, Lotheni, Monk's Cowl, Spionkop.

December 2011. Limpopo
Marakele NP --> Mapungubwe NP --> Kruger NP.

August 2011. Balule and Kruger NP.

February 2011. Richmond to Cape Town
Wild Coast --> Port Elizabeth --> Garden Route --> Overberg --> Cape Peninsula.

August 2010.

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

August 2010. Imfolozi Wilderness Trail.

June 2019. Football World Cup.

May 2019. KZN.

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

December 2009.

Mountain Zebra NP --> Tsitsikamma --> Kynsna --> Swartberg --> Bontrbok NP.

August 2009. Northern Cape.

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

July 2009. KZN and Kruger.

Richmond, Durban and Umlalazi. Royal Natal --> Battlefields --> Kruger.

January 2009. Eastern Cape
Mount Currie --> Rhodes--> Mountain Zebra NP --> Graff-Reinet --> Baviaanskloof --> Addo Elephant Park --> Hogsback.

September 2008. Lesotho




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