Where do our Travels take us
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Leave Coleford by car for Heathrow to catch 19.05 overnight flight to Johannesburg BA55 arriving Oliver Tambo 07.05
“Bushlore” to collect us from airport and take us to their depot to pick up our two Toyota Landcruisers. Inspect and then do a bit of grocery shopping etc.
Leave Jo’burg and head NW towards the Waterberg to the Silver Streams Lodge for our first night.
Drive NW through the pan to Gweta for a one night stop at Planet Baobab
To Nxai Pan National Park staying one night at South Camp
Back to Maun staying in Audi Camp, Luxury Tented Camp with en-suite. Stock up again for the next seven days. No more luxury for a while !!
1st /4th November
Possibly the highlight of the trip to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve for four nights.
Day 1 at Sunday Pan
Day 2 at Passarge Pan
Day 3 at Piper Pan
Day 4 at Deception Pan/Valley
Exit the Central Kalahari and a long day’s drive back to the South African border staying for one night at the Palala Game Lodge (luxury again at last after 7 nights tenting on the roof of our Toyota Land cruisers)
Drive back to Jo’burg and drop off the vehicles at” Bushlore” and straight to Oliver Tambo Airport for our flight to Cape Town at 16.50 arriving CT at 19.00. Pick up hire car and drive to Franschoek in the Wine Lands for four nights staying at Burgundy Bourgogne Cottages
Fly back to Jo’burg at 13.15 arriving 15.10. Say bye bye to L&M and pick up hire car and drive south east to the Drakensburg area for five nights staying at The Champagne Castle Hotel. Walking and chilling !
Drive back to Jo’burg and meet Jeff, an old work colleague, park the car at his and back to O. R. Tambo Airport to catch the 15.35 Kulula flight to East London. Pick up by Cheryl and drive to their holiday home in Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast (Eastern Cape) staying for three nights.
Return to Jo’burg from East London on the 08.55 morning flight arriving O.T at 10.25
Pick up car and hang around for the day somewhere before returning car and checking in for our return flight to the UK at 21.20 arriving UK Tuesday morning 29th at 06.35 Ugh!!