A surprise stop-over en-route to Zavora

A half moon shed its soft light over the dark stillness of the lake in front of us, with the occasional drifting clouds dimming its rays. The night was almost dead quiet! Just the faint lapping sounds of water caressing the shore at our feet and the odd splash of hungry kingfish prowling the waters in search of prey. Stars shone in abundance with just one red manmade light, a radio mast, visible far away across the shores. We both sat there in awe of the peace and beauty, reflecting on our luck to find such a spot. Continue reading A surprise stop-over en-route to Zavora

Southern Mozambique – first impressions  

We stocked up with fuel and food in Manguzi, just north of Kosi Bay, after an early wake up and a slow, bumpy ride through deep sand to the town. The border crossing went smoothly, although it took the SARS representatives (SAPS) some time to work out how we should declare our outgoing electronic equipment. Finally, after brushing aside some aggressive hustling by the local 3rd party insurance salesmen to purchase their product, we were through. Our first border crossing went surprisingly smooth! Continue reading Southern Mozambique – first impressions  

Exploring the beauty of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park  

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in 1999 because of its ecological value, natural beauty and biodiversity.

The name iSimangaliso means ‘miracle and wonder’which aptly describes this unique place. The 332 000 hectare park contains three major lake systems, eight interlinking ecosystems, most of South Africa’s swamp forests and Africa’s largest estuarine system. Continue reading Exploring the beauty of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park