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Maputo

As there is no camping in Maputo, we decided to book a room at Joli Guest House, which had a pool and beautiful decorated rooms with air con, which sounded great after we had suffered from the heat in Kruger NP. We just made it onto their little parking through a narrow gate, but that …

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Heat wave @ Kruger NP

On the way from Pretoria to Mozambique, we stopped first at Witbank, now Emalahleni (Boat & Caravan Club at the dam), then near the Sudwala caves which we visited the next morning (very nice Mankele Campsite). After our visit to the caves, we passed White River, where we found a car museum and finally we …

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Back to Pretoria

On our way to Pretoria we made a couple of stops to give our engine a brake. One was at Nan Hua Temple, the second biggest Buddhist temple in the world! It was just outside of Pretoria and a big complex with 3 shrines with different Buddha statues. The 3 brown Buddhas in the main …

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Stopover @ Chrissiesmeer

Chrissiesmeer is a small remote village in the lake district, an endless flat grassland with little lakes at around 1600 metres asl with Chrissiesmeer, the largest natural lake in all of South Africa. We camped at a place called Genesaret, where we parked our car at a beautiful lawn directly at the lake shore. There …

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Fine glass made in Eswatini

In Ngwenya, we stopped at the glass factory, which produces hand-blown glass ware from recycled glass. You can watch the glassblowers from a walkway on the first floor, which was very interesting. Of course their is also a shop, where you can buy glasses and more, but there is also a café and many more …

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More impressions of Eswatini

Eswatini made a very good impression, with good roads and infrastructure. On the way from Hlane NP to Mlilwane NP, we stopped first at a Pick’n Pay supermarket and than at Malandelas Restaurant near Mahlanya, which had a great view and lovely shops around it. The landscape at Mlilwane NP reminded us a lot of …

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Hlane Royal National Park

After some shopping in Siteki, we quickly reached the Hlane Royal National Park. Our plan was to stay at the campsite and go on guided activities, not using our camper for game drives to give the old turbocharger a rest. We booked a game drive and a walk for the next morning. The campsite is …

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First stop in Eswatini

Our zig-zag route through Africa brought us finally to the small country called Eswatini, on the border between Mozambique and South Africa. We came from the south and drove a long time through sugar cane fields, their most important income source. Our first stop was at Mabuda Farm near Siteki in the Lebombo mountains. On …

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