South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe


We are a group of like minded folk planning a trip to South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe between December 2018 – January 2019.

One of our projects is to create a short dance video to include all of the local dance types and language groups we will be meeting (and trying to learn !) along the way; a  South African version of this Senegalese A -Z of African Dance.

If you share our interest in language, culture and the arts and you have a few weeks to spare around Xmas / New Year why not fill in the form at the bottom of this page for more details or email: nigelatoxic@gmail.com and join us for all or part of the adventure; It would be amazing to have you  along !!

Many of you have said you cannot get to South Africa over the Christmas period as you have prior commitments with family and friends so we are making the trip flexible so you can join us for all or part of the journey.

At about GBP30 per day  per person all up this is the cheapest way you will ever get to see Africa and make lifelong friendships with an amazing group of people. Just compare 20 nights travelling Africa in a Landrover with us to 7 nights in Benidorm– which would you choose ?

Please let me know if you have any questions or new ideas to add to the plan!

Read On – it gets more interesting….

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This is a non-profit adventure. Our objective is to interact as much as possible with the beautiful African people, animals and scenery that we will encounter.
We will have Dancers, Musicians, Cooks and hopefully a  couple of Mechanics on the trip.

Approximate Cost Per person *assume split costs by 7 in each Land Rover

Approximate costs include :
  • Vehicle Hire
  • all camping equipment
  • Fuel
  • Border Fees
  • Food Kitty
  • Wild Camping
  • Campsites every 3 nights for showers and battery charging
  • PLUS your name (and your dancing!) on the credits of the video at the end

 

Countries Visited

GBP

EUR

USD

AUD

Kalahari (10 days)
Joburg, Botswana, Namibia, Kalahari, Pretoria, Joburg  £    300  €     344  $          404  AUD     532
PART 1 (15 days)
Cape Town, Lesotho, Drakenburgs, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kruger NP, Joburg  £    530  €     608  $          714  AUD     939
FULL TRIP (36 days)
Cape Town, Lesotho, Drakenburgs, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kruger NP, Joburg, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Kalahari, Pretoria, Joburg
 £ 1,000  €  1,148  $       1,347  AUD  1,772

All you need to bring are clothes, cameras and toiletries !

Flights are extra, but here are some indicative return flight costs from Kiwi around that period :
Flights
CNS via DPS  £  1,155
CNS-CPT  £  1,309
CNS-DPS  £     301
CNS-JNB  £  1,354
DPS-CPT  £     895
DPS-JNB  £     854
LON via PAR  £     493
LON-CPT  £     611
LON-JNB  £     552
LON-Par  £       76
PAR-CPT  £     450
PAR-JNB  £     417

Can’t join for the whole trip ? 

The attached spreadsheet is the main planning tool where you can play with dates and vehicle types (it only seems to work if you download it as Excel).

Go to the Sheet called “Summary” and there are 2 options :

a/ Enter the Dates you plan to arrive and leave South Africa

This will tell you roughly where we will be on that day and you can organise regional flights from/to CPT or JNB to join us (see Regional Airports map below)

OR

b/ Select your preferred start and end towns from the pulldown list

This will tell you roughly which day we will be in that location and you can organise regional flights from/to CPT or JNB to join us. (see Regional Airports map below)

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Options include #of people and vehicle type (the Landy is more expensive but carries up to 7 people).
Dates are not yet fixed in stone but I will be there from mid December to mid January, others will be joining and leaving at various stages.
There are a few projects planned by various parties on the “Expedition”, which we are still trying to crystallise into a plan!
In no particular order :

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– Exploring the advanced ancient civilisations of South Africa and sound resonance technologies and hoping to meet up with Michael Tellinger

– Trying to visit as many safari parks as possible, experimenting with the Expedition Drone to find wild animals

– Learning as many local dance types and languages as we can along the way, and making a South African A -Z of African Dance video

– Creating a short music video maybe ? similar to this one made by our friends Dirk and Bettina and inspired by the African scenery and music

Raising funds for some direct action charities in the countries we will be visiting

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Africa Trip Part I

Africa Trip Part 2

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Countries Visited
Days
Cost/day
#Countries
Start
Start date
End
End Date
FULL TRIP (36 days)
Cape Town, Lesotho, Drakenburgs, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kruger NP, Joburg, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Kalahari, Pretoria, Joburg
36
 £        28
8
Cape Town
18/12/2018
JoBurg
22/01/2019
PART 1 (15 days)
Cape Town, Lesotho, Drakenburgs, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kruger NP, Joburg
17
 £        32
4
Cape Town
18/12/2018
JoBurg
3/01/2019
PART 2 (20 days)
Joburg, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Kalahari, Pretoria, Joburg
20
 £        30
5
JoBurg
3/01/2019
JoBurg
22/01/2019
PS: If you can’t make this trip why not join us one of our future planned adventures :
May 2019 – France, Andorra, Spain, Portugal
August 2019 : Italy, Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica
August 2020 : 70 Countries ! yes that’s every country West of the Urals except Vatican City plus Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco .

 

 

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