There’s nothing I love more than a road trip, whether it’s a weekend just 100km from home or a multi-week journey across different countries. And 2015 has been a wonderful year of roadheart – defined by author Mary Sojourner as ‘The much to be desired condition of suddenly finding everything astonishing, fascinating, and unique the second you are on a roadtrip … so that even the local gas station becomes full of characters and stories.’ Here are my 6 travel highlights of 2015.
2. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
3. Kruger National Park
4. Cape West Coast
5. Mountain Zebra National Park
6. The Overberg
Looking back on some of this slow travel, I’ve been searching for why it’s so fulfilling. Sure, it’s a chance to see new landscapes, experience different cultures and heritage, watch wild animals in their natural habitat, but it’s more than that. Perhaps French poet and writer Anatole France puts it best when he says, ‘Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.’
What were your African travel highlights in 2015? I'm looking for ideas and inspiration for the year to come, so please share them in the comments below.
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