Ben Winston

Not your average travel blog

Hobbits in the desert & checking out the ladies bathroom

It’s as if hobbits built a tiny second home in the desert, with a nod to being OCD and Christian. The accommodation at the border is possibly the most organised, … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

WARNING: CONTAINS MASSIVE SPIDER (but also a squirrel and a viking)

From Xade (pronounced Kar-déh), along a road with more sand than Sandy McSand’s sand-filled pockets after a day in the sandpit, we covered only 45 kilometers in an hour. Penelope … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Awkward Nudists! A civilised cornucopia and Tortoise

After the rains, imagine puddles, wet wood, glistening greenery and frolicking beasts – but only for a short while. The sun reasserts it’s magnificence as fast as I can polish … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Mother Nature’s ooze

To a certain degree, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is now familiar territory. While the weather appears to be so consistent in the CKGR, it is astonishing how different the desert … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fairytales and massive ears

The fourth morning of traversing through the Kalahari began early. The drive was roughly 200 kilometres through more sand and dust and Piper was to be our next camp to … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

A shocking privilege

Arriving at the Kutse gate of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is somewhat of a relief. It’s been an intrepid drive of excitement and expectation, but what’s ahead is what … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

To the Dessert! With rabies in the moonlight

Jumping back to Botswana, it has been a couple of days drive to reach, in my opinion, the last untouched wilderness on solid ground: The Kalahari dessert…. And it is, … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

We Play God

North of Johannesburg is an area famous for a few hot springs. It’s a local tourism hot-spot and nearby is a group of game reserves, holiday accommodations and “wilderness” areas … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Cocksure expectation & the undeniably strong fragrance of clumsiness

We had just crossed over into Botswana….but these tales are going to jump around, Kris Kross-style, through Southern Africa. I’ve now spent quite a bit of time between Johannesburg, Cape … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Riddling hold-ups, 90’s reggae, and some slightly damaged chicken

“Swift” would be a huge overstatement – my passport was even stamped twice (presumably by mistake) as I passed through immigration, but even for the exceptionally efficient, marginally friendly and … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

A Bangarang!

Deciding to avoid discussing clients and guests of Go Untamed, doesn’t mean I’m extending the same luxury to my  business partner! We’ll suffer together… Bjorn might remind me regularly that … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beard: Back in the Bushveld!

I grew the beard… then chopped back. I have also been getting stuck into and enjoying some pretty hectic lifestyle choices. To keep a long story short, with the help … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blog On Pause…

Pausing the blog updates for a little while. All these travels have turned into work, and I’m loving it. The updates will begin again soon with all my adventures around … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where am I now?

After extensive work and tours through Southern Africa, I'm now in the U.K. for a few months in preparation for more Go Untamed Safaris.
I am working hard on paperwork, planning some huge projects and seeking out some individuals who are keen to be involved.

Request safari details by sending me a message.

email: info@gountamed.com

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