Namibia and Botswana road trip: Part III


Camping. The art of doing it as good as possible with as little as possible. Our equipment was small, and mostly not cheap. The Husband meticulously planned where every single thing would take it's place up in and outside the Jimny. We got some funny looks and concerned questions from our fellow campers about our minimalistic approach.
On the right-hand side you will see part our 3-second Malamoo tent. Yes, it takes three seconds to pitch. In other words, no fights about who's holding which tentpole straight enough. We also used a larger canvas as shading during the day (when the tent was not pitched) and protection against rain during the evenings.

 This versatile kettle is also known as the Dirty Bastard and have been with us since our first camping trip together in Swaziland. It has been providing hot water for washing dishes and faces, early morning coffee and general cooking.

My advice: Get a map instead of blindly trusting a GPS. There is something about navigating with a physical map that would never be replaced by any technology.

Camping does not necessarily mean tins of baked beans and heaps of over-grilled meat. We roughly planned the meals and took along the Weg-magazine annual recipe publications as a guide.

The Husband, finally resting at Casa El Sol after driving for 800 kilometers.


  1. Sjoe Riette, ek dink vakansie hou is die doel van lewe...ons kan maar ophou wonder!

    Julle fotos is pragtag en ek kan nie wag om van julle stories te hoor nie. Jy en Thys weet darm maar net hoe om great memories te maak!

    1. Ag dankie Nicolette, jy is 'n darling. Sien uit om julle weer te sien en saam met julle weg te gaan as deel van ons memories...