Choo Choo Across The Karoo (March 18-19, 2012) and the Return to Home March 25th 2012 To close out our big adventure, we had decided to take one last train trip and use it as a last opportunity to see a bit more countryside before we left this great continent.
First, let me say that the Trans Karoo Train taking us from Johannesburg back to Cape Town was everything the Tazara Train was not. Clean, relatively quiet, working toilets, white bedding and linen, a real dining car with ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Northern Cape After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Barbe and Mon are fulfilling a life-long dream to travel Africa. Follow us to Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa over a 14 week period. This is our journal of the trip and we hope to update it as time, internet access, electricity and inspiration permits. If you don't see anything for a few days, please don't worry - we are probably having too much fun.... full info