Category Archives: South Africa

The Royal Livingston Hotel.

The Royal Livingston is a very cool hotel. Where else will you have a zebra in front of your bedroom and a baboon on your patio? This is the security guy. He is there to prevent the baboons pinching our … Continue reading

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Livingston, I presume?

We were up early and left the lodge while it was still dark. The object was to see nocturnal wildlife. We were lucky enough to see two leopards. Although I could see them clearly with binoculars my camera is not … Continue reading

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Chobe.

We were advised to make use of the nosquito nets as this is a malarias area. So I did! This morning we had a river cruise on the Chobe River, Botswana on one bank, Namibia on the other. The afternoon … Continue reading

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1 Day 3 Countries!

Sandton is a suburb of Johannesburg and we had an overnight stop there. By 9.00 a.m. we were back in Joburg airport checked in and waiting for our plane to Livingston Zambia.  On arrival in Zambia we had an hours … Continue reading

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The Most Luxurious Train In The World!

MONDAY This morning we were collected from the hotel and taken to the Railway Station or rather to the Rovos Waiting room at the main Cape Town Railway Station. It was nothing like a British Rail waiting area. We were greeted … Continue reading

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The Cape Peninsula.

We had beautiful weather for our trip to the Peninsula. Stupidly I lost all my photos from the day. The attached photos are courtesy of Gary, thank you Gary! We drove south on the very scenic coast. Rugged mountains on … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes!

This morning the wind had dropped and the sun was shining. We went on a trip south to the tip of the Peninsula. A very scenic drive, with lots of photo stops on the way. We visited Cape Point and … Continue reading

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Cape Town.

I am sure I knew that Table Mountain had a flat top and that it dominated the city of Cape Town. Even so the first sight from the hotel was quite stunning! There is a South East wind blowing which … Continue reading

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The Road to CapeTown

This morning dawned cold, bleak and wet! We left Arniston and continued our journey west, mainly on the coast road. The journey was full of interest, the scenery varying all the time from rugged, rocky muntains to flat farm country. Our … Continue reading

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Arniston.

An early start today as we had a long way to travel before lunch. It rained quite hard for most of the journey which was a pity as we travelled through some very varied scenery. For a time we were … Continue reading

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