The End of the Garden Route

To read about the start or our journey along the Garden Route click here. To read about the second part of our journey along the Garden Route click here. As I’m writing this last post about South Africa and our adventures along the Garden Route, I am sitting under the stars in the outback of…

Rich’s Beers of the World – South Africa

Beer: Mountain Weiss Brewed by: Newland Spring Type: Wheat Beer After 2 weeks of lager lager lager in Tanzania and Kenya, the wider selection of beers offered in South Africa was much appreciated. But what beer to select first? It was tough choice, but when we sat at the Quay Four bar in the Cape…

The Garden Route – Part Two

To see the start of our road trip from Cape Town driving the Garden Route click here. After our great evening sailing and chowing down on some amazing seafood in Mossel Bay, we started to make our towards Knysna via a place called Oudstroon. Armed with a list of suggestions from Este and Jacque, that…

Driving the Garden Route

After our week in Cape Town, we were ready to head away from the city and see what the rest of South Africa had to offer. After loads of research back in the UK, we’d decided that we wanted to drive along the southern coast of SA, more commonly known as the Garden Route. Most…

Cape Town

After Kilimanjaro and 8 days on Safari, we were so ready to spend more than 2 days in one place, and that place happened to be Cape Town. Once again we were up early (3 am) to get to Nairobi airport for our flight to South Africa via a layover in Ethiopia, and it was…

Masai Mara

After posting about Samburu National Park and Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha there’s not a lot more that can say about the Masai Mara, except that it was probably my favourite park of the trip. We spent 2 days and 3 nights within the park, at Sentrim Mara, and it ended up being my favourite…

Hell’s Gate

Not far from Lake Naivasha is another national park called Hell’s Gate, where we spent a morning hiking. It’s the site of an old volcano, so there are a lot of volcanic rocks and formations, and there are also natural hot springs that run through it underground. We met up with another guide, Benjamin, at…

Kenya: What Not to Do

I’ve posted a lot about what we’ve done, and the thing we enjoyed and would recommend to others; however, it hasn’t all been completely smooth sailing. Despite really enjoying our time in Kenya, it also seemed to be the place where a lot of things went wrong or weren’t as expected, so I thought I’d…

Rich’s Beers of the World: Kenya

Beer: Tusker Lager Brewed by: Kenya Breweries, East African Breweries Brewed in: Nairobi, Kenya Type: Pale Lager Thoughts: Beer is cheap in Kenya and we drank a lot, but there was quite a limited selection, which centred almost entirely around Tusker… Tusker is to Kenya what Guinness to Ireland. Hence we were forced to drink…

Safari: Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

Lake Nakuru After spending a few days in Samburu, we got up early and made our way to Lake Nakuru. Again, given that Samburu is so far north and the roads are terrible, it was another day in the car with a very bumpy drive. We made it to Lake Nakuru Lodge just after 1:30,…