Sunset in Knysna

14 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa

Julie South Africa 4 Comments

South Africa is a destination that is perfect for all ages and interests, but it tops our list as one of the best family friendly destinations in the world. Here are 14 reasons why you should consider South Africa for your next travel destination. The Garden Route of South Africa For those with only a little bit of time, this …

Driving in Botswana

Julie Botswana 26 Comments

Botswana is home to several of the world’s best safari destinations, such as the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, and Chobe National Park. Most people choose to fly into these locations, but those on a budget may not have this luxury. We fell into the category of budget travelers so we chose to drive from South Africa to Chobe National …

Wild and Crazy Africa!

Julie Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe 4 Comments

We spent six weeks in Southern Africa, touring through six countries (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, and Lesotho). During this time we saw the good, the bad, and the beautiful. We saw beautiful scenery but also lots of poverty, we met very friendly, happy people but were always warned about crime and random assaults on people. I am so …

Awesome iSimangaliso Wetland Park in St. Lucia, South Africa

Julie South Africa 4 Comments

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Africa, is located just north of St. Lucia, South Africa. We spent several days in St. Lucia, using one of these days to tour the park. This was a huge change in scenery from where we have been, as we were now staying on the east coast of South Africa, …

Baboon Mama

Why Kruger National Park Should be on Your List as a Budget Safari Destination

Julie South Africa 11 Comments

Kruger National Park, the largest national park in South Africa, and one of the largest parks in the world, is South Africa’s premiere safari destination. Spanning 200 km from north to south and 50 km from east to west, Kruger is home to the Big Five (elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, lion, and buffalo) as well as a multitude of other animals …

Sleeping with Lions in Tamboti Camp, Kruger National Park

Julie South Africa 6 Comments

Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest and most famous wild animal park. There are many rest camps to choose from during your stay. Here is our experience at Tamboti Tented Camp. About Kruger National Park Kruger National Park is home to the Big Five (elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and lion) as well as other popular animals such as cheetah, …