No Footprints: The Karoo

Elephant grazing in the Chobe river, Botswana
No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available on Amazon*

This post shows photos from my book, No Footprints in the Night, available to purchase on Amazon*.

From Cape Town we drove to Karoo National Park and then northward to Kimberley before reaching the Botswanan border at Ramatlabama.

Cape Town ⇾ Karoo NP ⇾ Kimberley ⇾ Ramatlabama Border Post ⇾ Kanye, Botswana

Mountains and grapes, Views from the N1 highway, South Africa
Views from the N1 Highway
Karoo Desert, Views from the N1 highway, South Africa
N1 in the Karoo
Matjiesfontein, South Africa
Matjiesfontein

Karoo National Park

Dirt road and mountains, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Mountains, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Gemsbok, Karoo National Park, South Africa
View in mirror of white cottages in Karoo National Park, South Africa
Mountains, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Road and scenery, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Klipspinger antelope, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Road and scenery, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Klipspinger antelope, Karoo National Park, South Africa
Desert mountainous scenery, Karoo National Park, South Africa

Continuing North

Highway and Kalahari grass, South Africa

Interested in visiting the Karoo? Find out more about Karoo National Park.

About the Book

No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available on Amazon*

South Africa was kicking us out so we had to make a plan.

‘What about Botswana?’

My boyfriend couldn’t think of any objections so a few days before we overstayed our visas we hit the road in our trusty Defender and sped north.

The Kalahari welcomed us with vast empty spaces and gorgeous wildlife. We spent weeks camping in a true wilderness barely touched by man.

The character of the landscape changed in the waterlogged north but our encounters with dangerous animals didn’t stop.

We eventually returned to civilization after many weeks on the sandy road and I already can’t wait to go back.

No Footprints in the Night chronicles this journey of exploration through Botswana. We narrowly managed to escape being eaten by lions, killed by a puff adder and marooned on the Chobe River.

I came back with dirty clothes, an even dirtier car, and memories to last a lifetime. I hope my book will help you do the same. While on our adventure, I wrote travel journal updates to send back to friends and family, stuck in European lockdowns. This formed the basis of my new book. Available to buy now on Amazon*.

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