Motsentsela Tree Lodge
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Just learnt that Mark Beaumont (he followed me on Twitter I noticed a few months ago) who has the record for the fastest cycle trip around the world - has set off on another record attempt to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town in 50 days - so in under half the time that we are cycling it……. He started on the 10th of April, and within 6 days he has crossed over the border into Sudan. I can’t get any internet at all on my laptop, ...
... place to be, speed up, slow down, speed up hit the brakes. The guy ahead of me must have thought he was on the highway, and wouldn't let me catch on. He'd move to the side, slow down, knock me off etc. To hell with this, I backed off and he seemed to be happy with that. Jaap saw I had fallen off and came back for me, I explained to him what the rider was doing, and it's not the first time, or last time he's been like this Jaap said. They don't like when he rides ...
... grass buds for the zebras to munch on. We continued to walk, were shown a termite mound, a baobab tree and realised that, like the hippos, no sensible creatures were here due to the lack of food, water and shelter. Hot and disappointed, we trekked back to camp. (Although the sunset was lovely and helped lighten the mood slightly) Dinner in the dark, followed by a brilliant show from the polers come entertainers, who sang a few songs that seemed to be based ...
The Okavango Delta is where we spent the most recent leg of our journey, at another “tented” camp called Kanana. We flew over the delta, expecting it to be full of water as this is the rainy season. Normally rain in the highlands of Angola drains into this unique inland delta, the only one on the planet. The delta channels flood and empty into the Kalahari desert, bringing life to a very arid corner of Africa. This year the rains did not come, which means ...
Botswana, going with the flow.
Da plan was to hire a Cessna and fly from Grand Central (Johannesburg) into
Botswana. Via Gaborone, Gweta, Maun to the Okavango Delta.
The change of plane was instigated by Japie Celliers when I was at his farm in
“Frank, why don’t you forget about the plane and the flying and let ME show you
I got goose bumps thinking of driving through one of the most beautiful