The Rock Art of Machete, South Africa

Kaoxa rock shelter art

As an anthropology major, I love all things historic, especially anything having to do with our early ancestors and understanding how they lived and interacted with each other. Which is why I was so thrilled when I found out that part of our journey through South Africa included seeing some prehistoric rock art. We spent a … Read more The Rock Art of Machete, South Africa

Climbing Namibia’s Dune 45

Dune 45, Namibia

On our travels through Namibia, we had a short stop in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib desert. Sossusvlei roughly translates to “dead-end marsh” in Afrikaans. It is one of the most popular and well-photographed areas in Namibia. One of the reasons for this is that it’s home to the famous Dune 45. The sand dune got its name … Read more Climbing Namibia’s Dune 45

A Short Visit to Cape Town, South Africa

scrabble tiles spelling out Capetown South Africa

I usually prefer to break down a town or city we’ve visited by its landmarks, events, and attractions to describe them in a more detailed way. However in the case of Cape Town, we were only there for two full days, and didn’t spend enough time at any one spot to really split them into individual posts. … Read more A Short Visit to Cape Town, South Africa

Canoeing on the Orange River in South Africa

Canoes on the Orange River South Africa

While we were in South Africa, our tour through Drifters included a two-day canoe trip on the Orange River. We used a company called Felix Unite River Adventures, which included staying at their campground overnight in preparation. Our tour of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe had a whopping 8 people on it. We spent … Read more Canoeing on the Orange River in South Africa

Rusks for Breakfast – The South African Way to Start the Morning

Ouma Rusks

A few years ago, when my husband and I were travelling through South Africa, our tour guide/driver/cook/counsellor/drinking buddy had the truck kitchen stocked with a variety of local foods. For breakfast, we had the choice of cereal, bread, and boxes of something called rusks. The rusks were rock hard, beige nuggets of bready-ness that we … Read more Rusks for Breakfast – The South African Way to Start the Morning