In Luderitz, we stayed at the only backpackers in town. It was quaint and homely and just right. It was also quite nice to sleep in a bed again. We met some really interesting people at the backpackers, including 2 masters students studying black-backed jackals on a remote seal colony down the coast. Apparently the jackals form packs of up to 70 when feeding – pretty unique behavior and something that the BBC want to make a documentary about in the near future. We also did the obligatory walk around Kolmanskop, a deserted mining town from the early 1900’s.
Kerryn-lee grew up in the wilds of the Kruger Park, where she developed a love of all things nature. Jeff grew up in the wilds of Jozi’s northern suburbs, where he developed a chronic longing for all things nature. After spending 5 months road-tripping Southern Africa a couple of years back, and then another 5 months backpacking the Indian sub-continent, they've decided it's time to get to know their own country a little better. They're currently traveling the circumference of South Africa for their honeymoon, which presented the perfect excuse to go on another adventure. Read about their travels here, or catch them at passthemap.com or on Instagram (@passthemap, @KERRING_LEE).