|Posted on May 18, 2019 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Well, after a huge delay in updating this website, i can now tell you that YES, we finally managed to get Joseph & Nairesho over here...... after MUCH frustration and effort i might add. Their initial visa's were declined due to some errors in the application, so i went on and filled out and entirely new application and finally got it through with just 2 weeks before their travel dates to depart.!! Then, one of their flights had been cancell...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 18, 2018 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
It's almost Christmas and we are looking forward to having all our family here together again.
It has been a busy time since we got back from Africa and the good news is that we have got the flight tickets for Joseph and Nairesho's trip to Australia. (Joseph and his wife Nairesho, for those who dont know, are the Kenyan maasai family we have been friends and living with for the past 20 years.) They arrive on 4th April 2019, and will be with us for...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2018 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
The last third of our trip this year was to sell Huberta, (the camper). Amazing how a vehicle could rake up so much emotion when you go to say goodbye to it.... but it was true.
On our last night at Mabula, we saw Nightcam pick up a great video of the Genet who came through again, and actually stopped and looked at the camera this time, we were pretty stoked with that. On our trip into Bela Bela, for supplies, we actually met the previous owners of Huberta....Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 10, 2018 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
As we sleep, the night time critters come to visit our camp. The first time we have used our new NIGHT CAMERA and it’s great to wake up and see who comes around. See the 1st night cam video in the video page.
We have bumped slowly over corrugated tracks, traversed over sandy dunes, been out in the bush most of the time, and poor Huberta (our expedition camper) getting scratched and beaten by bushes and branches has rolled along strong every inch of the way. She is a good litt...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Well here we are again. Not planning on visiting Kenya this time, but threw it in at the last month. Only here for 2 or 3 weeks to visit the families before heading back to South Africa and Botswana for some serious safaris.!!
Short stop in south Africa to pick up our camper and get the 2 new fridges installed that we brought over from Australia with us; this job is being done while we fly to Kenya just to say hello to all our friends there and do a little bit of shopping for our galler...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2018 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
We ended up spending a full week with our in-laws on the coast, had a wonderful relaxing time catching up again after a couple of years. Also caught up with our Belgium boys again spending another week with them, visiting Plattenburg on the coast all the way back to Hermannus to see the whales.... sadly, the weather was so rough that day the whales stayed out under the deeper water for the duration.
On the way back to Jo'burg we did not expect to see the SNOW on the mountain...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 6, 2017 at 5:00 AM||comments (1)|
The final stretch......
It took us while, but we both got over the flu bug, or what ever it was after spending 3 days resting at a lovely place with a tuscan feel just down the road a bit from Berlin Falls. Graskop is one of Bobs favourite towns, usually cause he has a antique store that he is fond of... but also, there are some stunning areas to look out of, one being Gods window, and the areas around it, which are full of scenic spots and waterfalls. Next we arrived...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 27, 2017 at 5:55 AM||comments (2)|
Finally everything was sorted in Kenya and we 'ran-the-gauntlet' as you have to driving through Tanzania. Police stop check points are around every corner and at some places, we were stopped even less than 2 klm in one stretch. Knowing how hard they are on speeding and knowing most of their tricks of the trade, at one time, we did get fined for speeding, doing 67 in a 50 zone, so even tho we paid the $30- fine, we also explained to them the importance of using a radar gun on a straig...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Let me tell you, it has been an extremely long and very slow drive,… not for the faint hearted.
For 10 days solid we did nothing but get up, drive,(sometimes in the dark) find dinner, (cooker not working) sleep and drive again. 75 -80% of the way is spent doing less than 50 kms an hour, due to such badly pot holed roads, town boundaries, which go on long after the town has finished, and the all important slow up HUMPS, of which there are hundreds. Fair to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 13, 2017 at 4:00 AM||comments (1)|
G’day everyone, yes we are now sitting in our friends home here in South Africa, preparing ‘Huberta,’ our new camper for the next 4 months of travel.
We will leave here in about a week or so, head up to Kenya via Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania before reaching Kenya and our Kikuya & Maasai family and friends there around the beginning of June.
So, just giving you a heads up, will try to keep things short and sweet. Strap yourself in, get comfy and try to en...Read Full Post »