South Africa

Thank You For Choosing Nomad – Namibia

Posted by on Oct 10, 2008 in Africa, Namibia, South Africa | 4 comments

Thank You For Choosing Nomad – Namibia

After spending three amazing weeks in South Africa, being completely and totally independent with our own rental car, we switched gears completely and joined and overland tour. Though we generally don’t join tours, we made this decision after hours of internet research indicated it is very expensive to get to the good sites in Namibia and Botswana without your own wheels . Since it is impossible to drop off a South African rental car in Zimbabwe, we booked our tour and on September 7th we were on our way. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of overlanding, it is basically a...

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Thoughts on South Africa

Posted by on Sep 27, 2008 in Africa, South Africa | 3 comments

Thoughts on South Africa

Though three weeks in South Africa was not enough time at all (take note anyone planning on visiting), it was enough to convince me that it is an amazing place. As any local or visitor to the region will say, there are some horrifying things here – notably the vast vast gap between rich and poor (sadly, generally along racial lines) and the devastating effect that HIV/AIDS is having on this part of the world – but there are many more wonderful things. Neither Jon nor I really knew what to expect when getting off the plane in Johannesburg, in our airport transfer to Pretoria we...

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