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Kruger vs Etosha – which is best?

Windows wound down, camera at the ready, I spot movement in the bush up ahead… a lonesome rhino plods out into the morning sun, unfazed by our presence, and munches on a tuft of...

Things to do in Johannesburg with kids

Is is safe to visit Johannesburg with kids? Once considered a dangerous place, only explored by the foolhardy traveller, Johannesburg (commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi), South Africa, is now a changed city that...

Top 18 things to do in South Africa with kids

South Africa boasts a beautifully wild coastline, impressive predators and jaw-droppingly stunning landscapes. Whilst the history remains raw, this is the modern and progressive face of Africa with a well-maintained infrastructure, world-class eateries and...

Our self drive Mozambique overland itinerary starting in South Africa

3.5 months, 2 parents, 2 young kids, 1 Land Rover Defender and a bucket load of adventure. This is the first leg of our African overland travels, detailing a few stops in South Africa...

The Komatipoort border post: Mozambique border crossing

After a few days on a self-drive safari around Kruger National Park, it was time to continue our Africa overland adventures by crossing the border into Mozambique at the the Komatipoort border post, Ressano...

Southern Sands Eco Lodge – family friendly accommodation near Hoedspruit, South Africa

As we approached the gates to Southern Sands Eco Lodge, a giraffe ambled through the bush, reminding us this wasn’t a regular play date. I first met Joanne over a year ago when I...