Welcome to the Not Yet Decrepit Traveller blog.

I am trying to see and experience everything I can of this wonderful world of ours, before I fall off my twig.

Combining my two loves of photography and writing, in this blog I am sharing our travel experiences with a touch of humour.

Enjoy!

Kalahari, Tswalu, Part 1

June 18, 2019  •  29 Comments
THE KALAHARI: TSWALU PART 1 Early in the morning we headed to ‘Fireblade’, the Oppenheimer private airport terminal at Johannesburg airport. We were flying to Tswalu, in the North Cape area of the Kalahari Desert. Tswalu is a 100,000 hectare reserve now owned by the Oppenheimer family who are strongly committed to conservation. We saw photos of th...
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Mala Mala Sable Camp Part 1

April 03, 2019  •  20 Comments
MALA MALA The next morning we were driven to the small plane airport area at Joburg airport. After a pretty long wait we flew to Mala Mala Sable Camp, on the edge of the Sand River near Kruger National Park. Walking through the camp we saw a rare antelope, the Nyala, close to one of the suites. I took a shot with my phone as we walked to our ro...
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Mala Mala Part 2; South Africa; Kruger National Park

April 01, 2019  •  12 Comments
PART TWO Mala Mala During the much appreciated break, I should really have downloaded my photos from the morning, but I was too tired after the early start. Like my husband and the lions, I took a much needed nap! We then prepared to head out again. After the break, we couldn’t find the leopardess or her cub. We worried that she might have had...
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Tanzania - The Serengeti Part 2

February 06, 2019  •  14 Comments
DAY THREE Disaster struck! Life does not always go according to plan, and this disaster was (for me) even worse than what happened in Tanzania, The Serengeti, Part One. We were in a very basic tent with a zip. Once we realised our camp was in a grove of trees, the favourite haunt of the tsetse fly, we opened the zip no more than was absolutely nec...
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Tanzania : The Serengeti

January 16, 2019  •  7 Comments
TANZANIA: THE SERENGETI: DAY ONE By this time the little niggling cough I had in Arusha had turned into a full-blown flu. I was wearing a mask to try to avoid giving this nasty virus to anyone but no time to rest, it was time to head to Northern Tanzania. We packed the gear, then headed to the airport. We flew by small plane from Ngorogoro to Seri...
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