Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
Derek's flight over Franschhoek and Theewaterskloof Dam Last Thursday I posted about Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds. Some of you might already know that Derek flies a Microlight: so as today is International Civil Aviation Day I thought I would like to share with you a special video Derek made for you on my … Continue reading International Civil Aviation Day
I would like to share our recent trip through the winelands in Franschhoek and countryside close to where we live in the Western Cape. Leopard's Lead, near Le Motte in Franschhoek, by Morag NoffkeI love how Franschhoek sits in a valley, snuggled by mountains on three sides. First we went to Leopard’s leap for lunch. … Continue reading Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds.
We stayed two nights in Botswana. By this time we had spent almost 40 days on tour of Southern Africa. It was mostly because of me that we came home; Derek wanted to continue traveling to Tanzania but I was worried about my children that were at home and my ailing mother. My responsibilities were … Continue reading Back home to South Africa via Botswana and Namibia.
My most memorable border crossing was from Zambia into Botswana at Kazangula. After we had travelled across Lake Kariba from Zimbabwe to Zambia we stayed for a night at Cubu Cabins where we had stayed when visiting Victoria Falls on our way to Malawi. We had wanted to visit Prince Sibeso again in the South … Continue reading Kazungula Border Post: My terrifying experience.
Early morning on Lake Kariba, by Morag Noffke. The ferry trip was a highlight for Derek. He had been really excited to be travelling by boat. For some strange reason even although my father was a seafaring ship’s captain and I had been brought up on boats as a young girl I do not share … Continue reading Ferry trip across Lake Kariba.
Our last night on Lake Malawi was at the Pottery lodge, where we had stayed on our way up. It was a perfect evening for another wonderful warm sunset, echoing the warm hearted Malawian people. Soon we would be travelling back through southern Africa to South Africa. Lake Malawi, M Noffke.I didn't have a fancy … Continue reading Our last memories of Malawi.
Our stay at Makuzi Beach. Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi lodge, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, M Noffke Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, by M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, by M Noffke. Finally, after quite a bit of searching, we found a place where we felt happy to settle for 10 days of holidaying: camping style. It … Continue reading Makuzi Beach, Malawi
One night in Malawi I cried myself to sleep because I felt like a spoiled brat: here I was whining about taking so long to get to our destination while we witnessed utter poverty; I just wasn’t enjoying all the endless driving and searching for the best place while I felt uncomfortable seeing all the … Continue reading Searching for an ATM in Malawi.
The second night at Lake Malawi we stayed at Palm Beach. Finding new friends along the way added enjoyable memories. We met a Dutch couple, Gabi and Art, who lived in Tanzania. They were well seasoned travelers and it was really interesting to hear their travel tales. In comparing notes, on this particular trip they … Continue reading Traveling and Finding new friends.