Over Christmas and New Year we visited a couple of friends of ours in South Africa. The trip was originally supposed to include a week in Namibia, but when we moved from Geneva to KL Josh lost a week's worth of public holidays around Christmas and we had to cut a week from the planned trip. I'm still disappointed that we didn't have the time for Namibia, but the next time we're in Southern Africa I will make sure we get there.
We flew into Johannesburg where we met our friends before going up to Kruger National Park. We spent four nights in Kruger, after which we went back to Joburg and flew to Cape Town. We spent another four nights in Cape Town before going back to Joburg and heading back home.
I've been to Malawi before, but this was my first trip to South Africa. I didn't really have any expectations going in other than expecting to enjoy some time with friends we hadn't seen in a while, but I was blown away. It was a laid back and an incredibly relaxing holiday. There wasn't a single thing we did that I didn't like, and I can't wait to go back to see more of the country.
Outside Mzuzu, Malawi -- Summer 2006
Cape Point, South Africa -- Christmas 2011