Why take young children on Safari?

Time and time again, I have heard (or more usually read) ‘we don’t recommend safaris for young children’ and time and time again I hear myself muttering the same phrase in response ‘Why the hell not!?’ So… we’re here to debunk those ‘myths’ They won’t remember it… Well that is partly true, but in this … Read more Why take young children on Safari?

Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope… the final destination of our African adventure…. where we’d stand, perched between two oceans.. Well, apparently, that’s not quite true… The actual meeting of the Indian and Atlantic occurs approximately 100 miles away from here… but hey ho… it’s a nice story. And in any case, the children are now at … Read more Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope

Welcome to South Africa – Pilanesberg and Pretoria

Very (VERY!) early one morning, we crossed over from Botswana to South Africa… We’ve crossed over 6 border controls since leaving the UK, but this one feels rather special. Maybe it’s because this is our last one. Or maybe it’s because they’ve made us get up and present ourselves… underneath those clothes are PJs!!!!! Just a quick train journey… … Read more Welcome to South Africa – Pilanesberg and Pretoria

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Zambia border

After a few days travelling, it’s time to leave the train… for the amazing Victoria Falls. We crossed the border on the bridge….                          And got our first glimpse of the falls….                                                They are truly stunning. One of the first things we see is the bungee jumping platform… Now MANY years ago, when … Read more Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Zambia border