Ch4: Durban to Kosi Bay

By Vicky · Published May. 30th, 2021 · Updated Sep. 5th, 2022

This post shows photos from the first chapter of my book, Chasing Ostriches, available now to buy on Amazon*.

From Durban to Kosi Bay we visited the following places:

Durban ⇾ Drakensberg ⇾ Hluhluwe-Imfolozi ⇾ St Lucia & Cape Vidal ⇾ Mabibi Beach ⇾ Kosi Bay



Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa


Crested barbet, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Sunset, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Zebra, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Lions, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Warthog family, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Rhinos, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Male Nyala, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa
Impala, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa

St Lucia & Cape Vidal

Flamingoes, Cape Vidal, South Africa
Tropical scenery, Cape Vidal, South Africa
Hippo, St Lucia, South Africa

Mabibi Beach

Mabibi Beach Camp, South Africa
Land Rover Defender, Mabibi Beach Camp, South Africa

Kosi Bay

Snorkeling, Kosi Bay, South Africa
Beach, Kosi Bay, South Africa
Lagoon, Kosi Bay, South Africa

About the Book

Ever since I learnt that people drive around Africa in 4x4s, sleeping in rooftop tents for months at a time, I dreamed of joining them. My obsession became reality in January 2020, when together with my boyfriend I bought a 20-year-old dark blue Land Rover Defender. She’s called Nyala. After a few test weekends to check out the car, we were ready to go.
Coronavirus struck. Borders closed, hard lockdown began. Our plans to spend six months overlanding through southern Africa were put on hold. Fast-forward six months, and we were ready to go again.
Chasing Ostriches chronicles this journey of exploration through South Africa. We roamed the backroads and national parks in our trusty (and not so trusty at times) Defender. We climbed misty mountains, camped in empty deserts, sunbathed on tropical beaches, and saw wildlife galore under the hot African sky.
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. 

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