Today’s travel experiences would have us travelling through the rugged rural landscapes of Namibia. Leaving the comforts of our camp in Sossusvlei, we’d head over land from Sesriem through the Namibian desert tundra to the coastal city of Walvis Bay. The drive was surreal, spectacular and remote; something any adventure traveler would enjoy. Activity: Overland Travel Sesriem to Walvis Bay, Namibia “The Driving Route from Sesriem to Walvis Bay covered Desert to… Read More

One of Namibia’s greatest attractions are the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Home to one of the world’s greatest salt pans, the sand dunes tower over visitors at heights of over 400 meters. A self guided visit through the park was among the highlights of our trip to Namibia. Activity: Hiking the Majestic Sand Dunes at Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sesriem, Namibia “The Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are… Read More

We had a really special stay at the Sossus Dune Lodge in Sossusvlei, Sesriem Nambia at an eco-lodge located in the middle of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The Lodge offered private and comfortable accommodations with world class views, making this lodge highly recommended on travels to Sossusvlei, Namibia. Review: The Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia “The Sossus Dune Lodge provided excellent eco lodge accommodations with world class views, and an unbeatable… Read More

It’s always been on the list to do a driving trip through Namibia. Today’s adventure would have us setting out towards Sesriem from Windhoek in a Toyota Hilux truck. There’s something exceptionally remote about driving in Namibia thanks to its remote nature and low density of space to population. We took in the sights while we travelled across a beautiful African landscape as we headed into the desert and our final destination… Read More

Air Namibia was the national airline of Namibia and operated a small but interesting route network across the southern saharan African belt. At the time of our travels, they operated a fleet of 4 Airbus 319’s, 2 Airbus 330’s and 4 Embraer 135 jets. Instead of staying with the mainline carriers on South African Airways or British Airways Comair, we used them to fly from Cape Town directly northward up to Namibia… Read More

While food is always quite good in South Africa, it’s absolutely spectacular at The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa. With dozens of awards and accolades under it’s roster, dining here is a wonderful and reasonably priced experience by first world standards. Review: Returning to The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa This was our second return visit to the wonderful Test Kitchen restaurant. For our previous visit, please see our… Read More

Today’s visit to the Western Cape Wine Region was a trip to an often overlooked region of Paarl. Paarl is home to several major wineries and is a neighbour to the more popular Stellenbosch and Franschoek regions. Our visit to Paarl had us casually visiting several wineries as we enjoyed the region’s attractions and scenery. Activity: Returning to Stellenbosch and Franschoek, Western Cape Winelands, South Africa “Our visit to low key Paarl… Read More

The coastal town of Hermanus has a terrific reputation as one of South Africa’s coastal town and a world renowned whale watching destination. Along with our continued exploration of the Western Cape area, we were able to stop in for a little exploring after our Shark Cage diving experience in Gansbaai. Activity: The Hermanus Coastal Walk, Hermanus, South Africa “A charming seaside down marked with specular South African Coastline” After a morning… Read More

For as long as I can remember, MrsWT73 has talked about doing a cage shark diving adventure in Cape Town, South Africa. As a lover of these slender animals, it occupied a lot of conversation about our aquatic travel adventures for quite some time. On this trip to South Africa, we made sure to allow ourselves some time to take in this experience in order to appreciate these creatures up close. Activity:… Read More

Today’s visit to the Western Cape Wine Region was a trip to an often overlooked region of Paarl. Paarl is home to several major wineries and is a neighbour to the more popular Stellenbosch and Franschoek regions. Our visit to Paarl had us casually visiting several wineries as we enjoyed the region’s attractions and scenery. Activity: Wine Tasting in Paarl, Western Cape Winelands, South Africa “Our visit to low key Paarl Wine… Read More

We had a five day stay in Cape Town and centred ourselves in the modern Westin Cape Town hotel. We had a terrific stay at this property, and really enjoyed our suite, the Executive Lounge, along with the central location of the property. Review: Westin Cape Town – Guest room 1 King, Cape Town, South Africa “Still one of my favourite modern chain hotels in Cape Town, it continues with it’s world… Read More