My wife and I are travelling on the Northern Quest trip leaving on the 31st August - really looking forward to it!
I've done some research on Visa requirements - guide books, websites and by directly calling the embassies. I believe that on my NZ passport, I will not require visa for any of the countries we will be visiting (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe). I also believe that my wife on her Dutch passport will not require visas for SA, Namibia and Botswana - but will require a visa for Zimbabwe, which can be bought on the border.
The reason I am posting, is that I am always nervous about visas! Also, I'm not completely confident on the staff at the embassies - considering I've had different answers on different days! I've had a very close call with a trip to the Dominican Republic and just managed to squeeze the visa through on time (as and aside, if you have a NZ passport, don't even think about going to DR!!).
If there are any Kiwis, or Dutch out there who have recently travelled through these countries - I would be very pleased for some reassurance!!
Danny and Carolien