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August 3rd, 2020  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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We did a tour that included Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, the only winery I remember was Glenwood wines.
I liked South African Chardonnay but much like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc they all tasted like old damp socks..
i'm not much of a wine drinker and therefore my palate cant tell the difference between good, bad or indifferent

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The highlight of the tour was Sabi Sands and Victoria Falls..
I was up in Vic Falls many years ago on the Zimbawe side if the falls, it was stunning. A good place to visit would have been the ADDO Elephant Reserve at Port Elizabeth, I never tire of going there

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One day I would like to go back and go up the west coast to Namibia.
I dont know how you intend to get up the west coast, it can be very desolate, if you are taking 4x4's you would need at least three trucks ton ensure safety. There is the skeleton coast where quite a few ships came to grief
August 3rd, 2020  
MontyB
 
 
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i'm not much of a wine drinker and therefore my palate cant tell the difference between good, bad or indifferent
Me either, I work on the principle that if it tastes ok it is good if it doesn't it's not, my eyes usually glaze over when they talk about subtle flavours and notes because in reality it all tastes like sour grapes to me.
Unfortunately, the wife gets a bit miffed when I tell them that savs taste like damp week old socks and I would sooner eat grape leaves than a red wine but I will take a hazy IPA if they have one, so for the most part I smile and say "mmmm very nice".

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I dont know how you intend to get up the west coast, it can be very desolate, if you are taking 4x4's you would need at least three trucks ton ensure safety. There is the skeleton coast where quite a few ships came to grief
We were looking at a tour similar to this...u
(Hope the link works)

https://www.tourradar.com/t/4015#p=1_
August 4th, 2020  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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We were looking at a tour similar to this...u
(Hope the link works)

https://www.tourradar.com/t/4015#p=1_
I checked the site out, the itinerary is excellent, many places listed I've visited over the years.

Etosha is superb, it the largest salt pan in the world, there are three rest camps, the middle one is the best, herd after herd of elephant takes turn to drink at the water hole, the rest of the itinerary is just as stunning. You will have a brilliant time if you go on the tour
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August 4th, 2020  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I checked the site out, the itinerary is excellent, many places listed I've visited over the years.

Etosha is superb, it the largest salt pan in the world, there are three rest camps, the middle one is the best, herd after herd of elephant takes turn to drink at the water hole, the rest of the itinerary is just as stunning. You will have a brilliant time if you go on the tour
We were hoping to do it in 2022, 2021 was set aside for Greece and Crete as it is the 80th anniversary of the German invasion and I had two uncle's who took part in the defense.
It would have been the last of my family related WW2 tours, I have completed my father's journey through North Africa, Italy and Japan.

Unfortunately C-19 has changed everything and I expect international travel will be on hold for about 3-5 years.
August 4th, 2020  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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We were hoping to do it in 2022, 2021 was set aside for Greece and Crete as it is the 80th anniversary of the German invasion and I had two uncle's who took part in the defense.
It would have been the last of my family related WW2 tours, I have completed my father's journey through North Africa, Italy and Japan.

Unfortunately C-19 has changed everything and I expect international travel will be on hold for about 3-5 years.
My uncle Charlie was a member of the LRDG, from North Africa he went onto Italy then into Austria a stunning tow called Fuschal, I took my missus and son there around 1985.

I have investigated that possibly we might be able to travel to UK (I want to meet my Grandson) after February next year, I'll just wait and see.
August 4th, 2020  
MontyB
 
 
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My uncle Charlie was a member of the LRDG, from North Africa he went onto Italy then into Austria a stunning tow called Fuschal, I took my missus and son there around 1985.

I have investigated that possibly we might be able to travel to UK (I want to meet my Grandson) after February next year, I'll just wait and see.
I expect that it will be about 12 months before the ability to travel starts to return to normal but I think it will take years for the restrictions and precautions put in place begin to return to normal and I have no desire to spend 20+ hours in a mask or 2 weeks isolating and call it a vacation.