During the Christmas break our two college-age kids came back to South Africa for the last time. I wanted to do a epic trip with the entire family and since I’m the one who plans the trips I chose an epic overland trip around Botswana, one of my favorite countries. Our trip lasted 12 daysContinue reading “The Great Botswana Road Trip”
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Thanksgiving in Lesotho
For the Thanksgiving break we went on a road trip to Lesotho. We went to the Malealea Lodge and went on an overnight pony trek. We ate KFC for Thanksgiving.
2017 Youth Day
We decided to head down to Soweto to see where the 1976 Soweto uprisings began. These events are remember as a public holiday in South Africa, named Youth Day. Read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soweto_uprising
Robberg Nature Reserve
On a recent trip to the South coast of South Africa, we went for a hike around Robberg Nature Reserve. The reserve is right outside of Plettenberg Bay.
A Road Trip to Victoria Falls
It took us just over a week to drive through Botswana to Victoria Falls. Along the way, we stopped at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Elephant Sands. We also visited Chobe National Park for a safari, but we saw more animals outside the park around Kasane than inside the park.
A Trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
On this trip we racked up over 2300 km to find lions. We traveled to Twee Rivieren in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Then on to Mabuasehube in Botswana.
The kids’ school, The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) put on a big sports tournament. Ellie played soccer with the kids from Pretoria and Noah played on the high school rugby team.