Hikes

The Ihlara gorge

From Songali, we took minor roads in the direction of Güzelyurt and the Kizil Kilise, the Red Church, which was a beautiful drive. The Red Church, built in the 6th century, stands alone in the landscape and reminded us a bit of the churches in Armenia. The red stone in the green landscape was a …

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Cappadocia 3

Again at quarter to five, we were woken by the noise of balloons getting filled up, this time even closer. Many were starting next to us, floating into the Love Valley with its fantastic fairy chimneys, before they made their way further to Göreme. More and more people started to come there, taking their pictures …

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Cappadocia 2

At Göreme, we visited another open air museum with churches. The entrance fee of 20 Euros, with another 6 Euros when you want to visit the “Dark Church” with the best frescos, felt a bit like a rip-off. We had a lovely lunch in a small pide restaurant in Cavusin, away from the more touristic …

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Drakensberg Hike

Our first hike at the Drakensberg was at Monks Cowl, where a camping site lies just at the start of the hikes. We left for our hike after noon, even it had at least 35 degrees. Our chosen route was leading us into a gorge and to Nandi waterfall. In the end, we didn’t reach …

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Blyde River Canyon

We started exploring the Blyde River Canyon from the North, driving up the Abel Erasmus Pass and staying at the Blyde Canyon Resort to explore the surroundings. From there, many hikes lead around the mountains and to the dam below. We had decided on the Guinea Fowl Hike, leading us down in direction of the …

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The Moremi Gorge

From our island in the salt pan, we drove the shortest route to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. We took a suggested shortcut over a gravel road following a cattle fence, which was a good option saving us many kilometres. Just on the first part from Kukonje Island south we had a couple of riverbed crossings, …

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The Farmhouse

Instead of going into the Matobo NP, we decided to spend our time at The Farmhouse, where we had a great spot to camp with fantastic views over the many boulders, but also some animals we could spot on our hikes. There was a nice walk over the monolith we were camping on, to get …

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