Schlagwort-Archive: backpacker

South Africa – Tips and Tricks

In order to keep my blog post short, I’ve decided to separately sum up a few tips and tricks (personal experience).

Camping: When it comes to camping, I can only say that the ground at the Kruger National Park and also at Hlane NP is very hard (it might be because of the missing rain?). Therefore, it is quite difficult to set up a tent at this time of the year. At night it is also recommendable to have a better sleeping mat than you would normally need on grass. It was more chilly than we had expected, in particular early in the mornings. We were freezing in our thin sleeping bags covered with a fleece blanket.

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Food supply: Restaurants and shops at the Kruger NP are a bit expensive. Especially the shops charged way more than you would normally pay at Spar and Pick’n’Pay.
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Adventure Morocco – Part 3: The Coast

After our big road trip adventure (see: Adventure Morocco – Part 2: Our Road Trip) we wanted to take it a bit slower towards the end of our trip. From Tafraoute we drove to the coast all the way to Sidi Ifni, a little sleepy beach town.

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Adventure Morocco – Part 2: Our Road Trip

After spending a couple of days sightseeing in Morocco’s cities (see: Adventure Morocco – Part 1: The Cities) it was time to start our road trip. We had arranged a rental car through Auto Europe which we wanted to pick up in Fez. Picking up the car was already the first adventure, since the office had moved and no one knew the new address. Luckily we had just bought a Moroccan SIM card and were able to call the local renter. Like this, it worked out in the end! 🙂 Therefore, tip, do get a local SIM card…also helpful in case you are getting lost in a medina 😉

Our road trip should lead us out of Fez, across the Atlas mountains, into the Sahara, past gorges and oases, via Ait Ben Haddou – the Hollywood-City of Morocco – via the rock landscapes of Southern Morocco, to the ocean near Sidi Ifni.

We started in Fez with a short detour to the ruins of Volubilis, to Midelt in the middle of the Atlas mountains. Volubilis is an archaeological site where you can see ruins from the Roman antique. A perfect blue sky, great ruins – what should I say: We liked it! 🙂

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We continued through desert-liked landscapes, higher and higher into the mountains – a section surprisingly green and with lots of trees. Midelt surprised us

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