Bathroom trivialities when you camp

How to deal with the call of nature at night

When you have to go you have to go, but what do you do when you hear the lions roar outside your tent? Even if you don’t hear any lions you should never venture outside your tent at night when you know you are in lion country.

The funny thing about lion is that they don’t seem to realise that your tent is just a few threads thick.  As long as your tent is fully zipped up you will be safe because lions see your tent as an impenetrable barrier. A few years ago a camper in the Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe left his feet sticking out of his tent because it was unbearably hot. He got drawn out of his tent and was devoured by a lion! Continue reading Bathroom trivialities when you camp

Cell phone communication while you travel South Africa

It is holiday time, the happy season and one the best times of the year to visit South Africa. If you are planning to come out here from overseas you might need some advice on how to stay connected during your holiday in the sun.

The most cost effective way will be to buy yourself a local prepaid SIM card as soon as you arrive. Should you prefer to use your home country SIM card on roaming you may go home to an unpleasant surprise in the form of a very hefty cell phone bill. Continue reading Cell phone communication while you travel South Africa