Jonny Blair at Tlokweng Botswana

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[…]

Herbert Goes Bananas: Road Trip Johannesburg to Pretoria Via Sterkfontein

Herbert Goes Bananas: Road Trip Johannesburg to Pretoria Via Sterkfontein

Having spent a few amazing days in Soweto and Johannesburg, I had made up my itinerary and rough plan for the rest of my time in southern Africa. In South Africa itself, I would make do with visiting just four cities (Durban, Soweto, Johannesburg and Pretoria) and I would cross into two of the other Read more about Herbert Goes Bananas: Road Trip Johannesburg to Pretoria Via Sterkfontein[…]

tlokweng border

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[…]