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Christmas in Jeffreys Bay

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [790]

We arrive in Jeffreys Bay in high spirits, looking forward to a Christmas by the beach. Jeffreys Bay (a lot like St Lucia) is a tourist hot spot for South Africans so accomodation is scarce. Luckily for us though, we have booked ahead and despite the ... Read more >

Gallery: Grahamstown

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Eastern Cape - Grahamstown

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Views [849]

The journey from Coffee Bay to Jeffreys Bay (our next intended destination) is too long for a single day's drive so Alicia consults the Lonely Planet for recommendations. She comes up with Grahamstown. We stop here after eight hours on the road and go ... Read more >

Gallery: Wild Coast

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Wild Coast - Road Kill and the Hole in the Wall

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [450]

The Coffee Bay hostel is still unavailable, but we're able to get a room in the The Hole in the Wall hotel, which is 8.2km away. So we drive there on a small winding road. The scenery is amazing, but the animals are annoying. We were warned about this ... Read more >

Wild Coast - Port St Johns

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | Views [290]

This is boring....you don't have to read it... It was suggested to us that on our drive down to Cape Town, one place we should stop in is Coffee Bay. As we like to wait until the last minute to do everything, we phone the one hostel in Coffee Bay on ... Read more >


SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | Views [575]

Despite any mis-pre-conceptions, Durban is one of our more enjoyable stops and gives us the opportunity to hang out with the Goldswain family. Warren (Goldswain) used to work with Alicia at Foxtons estate agents in west London before moving back to ... Read more >

Gallery: Durban

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Zululand - St Lucia & Shaka's Rock

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Views [831]

Swaziland sits very conveniently in our chosen path between Mozambique and South Africa, so we decide it has to be worth at least a one night stop-over. We endure terrible storms, inadequate road signs and a depressing hostel. We change our minds! No worries ... Read more >

Gallery: Zululand

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Mozambique - Xai Xai

MOZAMBIQUE | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [815]

In between Tofo and Maputo is a place called Xai Xai, just by the beach. It's almost in the middle so it's a pretty convenient place to stop off as we're driving back south. We go in search of a place to stay and stumble upon some luxury villas (stumble ... Read more >

Gallery: Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Mozambique - Tofo

MOZAMBIQUE | Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | Views [445]

The drive up from Maputo is pretty good. Ignoring a few potholes, the roads really aren't bad and a lot of the time they follow the coast line so you get some really nice scenery. Although by the time you reach Tofo and you've just done a six hour shift ... Read more >


MOZAMBIQUE | Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [564]

The drive from Pretoria to Maputo (capital of Mozambique) takes about 9 hours and we do it in a day. Other than a brief mandatory stop at a police road block, the journey is pretty much uninterupted all the way to the border. The border crossing itself ... Read more >

Pretoria Comfort

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [482]

Because we only decided to come to South Africa 24 hours ago, we haven't really got much of a clue in terms of where we're going first. The woman who worked at the travel center in our Zambia hostel told us that Pretoria is the better option to Johannesburg ... Read more >

Gallery: Pretoria

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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South Africa here we come...

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [447]

After much deliberation, we finally decided to fly direct from Livingstone to Johannesburg. There were a number of other options (bus routes through various combinations of Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana) but all had their problems and would take many ... Read more >

Gallery: Victoria Falls

ZAMBIA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Victoria Falls

ZAMBIA | Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | Views [1223]

Our first day in Livingstone and we go straight to the main event: Victoria Falls . Fawlty Towers (our hostel and home for the next four days) offers a free shuttle bus to the Falls every morning. The "bus" is actually a really cool open ... Read more >

Gallery: Zambia

ZAMBIA | Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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