Backpacking in Botswana: Top 5 Things to Do in Gaborone

Most travellers and backpackers heading to Botswana are there to see zebras. Yes, the zebra may be Botswana’s national symbol and the safari tours are cool. But away from the famous Okavango Delta and the deserts of Botswana, sits a charming and prosperous capital city by the name of Gaborone. The good news is it’s Read more about Backpacking in Botswana: Top 5 Things to Do in Gaborone[…]

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World Borders: How to Get From Botswana to South Africa (Tlokweng to Kopfontein)

In my ongoing world borders series, I give you the best and easiest ways to cross borders all over the world, all from my personal travel experiences. The border crossing from Botswana to South Africa is a fairly straight forward one, so here’s an overview of my journey. You might have read how I went Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Botswana to South Africa (Tlokweng to Kopfontein)[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out in Gaborone, Botswana

I thought I’d write about one of my nights out in Gaborone in Botswana today as it was a really great travel memory. Having arrived at the border into Botswana from South Africa at Tlokweng, my bus took me onwards to the capital city of Gaborone. As it was late at night I had arranged Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out in Gaborone, Botswana[…]

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World Borders: How to get to Botswana from South Africa

In my ongoing series about world borders, I aim to make it sound easy for you to venture across one border and into a new country. This post deals with getting to Botswana from South Africa. I make it sound easy here, because it is. I personally LOVE border crossings, there is a thrill about Read more about World Borders: How to get to Botswana from South Africa[…]

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every bus journey I take becomes a real chance to see unique scenery from a distance. Read more about Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys[…]

Downtown Gaborone, Botswana: A Shy and Quiet Capital City

You could be forgiven for forgetting you were in a capital city while staying in Gaborone. That’s exactly the shy and quiet charm of the Botswanese capital. Gaoborone’s centre piece is a street called The Mall. It’s the city centre, and despite a few shopping centres cropping up in various parts of the city, all Read more about Downtown Gaborone, Botswana: A Shy and Quiet Capital City[…]

Waiting For Grace At Park Station: Gaborone to Johannesburg

Waiting For Grace At Park Station: Gaborone to Johannesburg

Cramming so many things into my adventures means I often cut things short, without wanting to. I had to say farewell to Botswana on my third day. I had basically only decided to go there as I was staying in the north part of South Africa so close to the border that it would be Read more about Waiting For Grace At Park Station: Gaborone to Johannesburg[…]

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Backpacking in South Africa: Pretoria to Tlokweng Via Groot Marico

A mid-day sun was shyly beaming through the clouds as I left the city of Pretoria behind. I arrived at Pretoria’s Main Railway Station by taxi for about 40 Rand from my hostel in Sunnyside. From Pretoria I had booked myself a cross-border bus the night before all the way to Gaborone, Botswana. It was Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: Pretoria to Tlokweng Via Groot Marico[…]