South-Africa (2) from eSwatini (Swasiland) to Lesotho

rhino close view, Ithala National Park, South Africa

eSwatini (Swasiland) we experience riding particularly with vast landscapes and beautiful nature. We spend the night at Legends Backpackers camping in the garden, a fine place, but here it is rainy too, we therefore leave early the next morning.Unfortunately, Sonja today suffers from her stomach and we decide to stop in Piet Retief to rest … Read more

South-Africa (1) from Beitbridge to eSwatini (Swasiland)

bon fire Zvakanaka Campsite, Louis Trichard/Makhado, South Africa

On December 30 we cross the border of Zimbabwe and South Africa at Beitbridge,an easy border crossing. We shop in Messina/Musina, a rather small border town, but with supermarket and auto parts store. That’s a relief after the poverty of Zimbabwe and the austerity of the East African countries. We have an extensive lunch at … Read more

The Baobab

baobab in Tanzania

Across Africa, we encounter my favorite tree, the baobab. In the first months of our trip the baobab was mainly a dry tree “with the roots up”. Once we saw a flowering baobab in Namibia, which I wrote about then. In Tanzania, in late November, early December, we see the baobabs are greener and are … Read more