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Heavy Heavy Heart

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell you that Colonel K, our trusty Leyland Daf overland truck, has been sold. I like to think that he has got a new custodian rather than a new…

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Colonel K is up for sale

We’ve taken the tough decision to sell our trusty Overland Truck, Colonel K. Here is a link to the advert on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253860162381 We are after £38,000, or €43,000 for the truck and the mountain of spares and accessories. Below…

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Xmas and New Year, a real chillin’ time

Christmas and New Year is a difficult time to be camping in South Africa, because as we are in the southern hemisphere it is their summer and so for about four weeks everyone goes camping crazy. We found this out…

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South Africa, Falls, wine, falls, and more wine

After leaving the stunning Kalagadi National Park, we headed due south to Upington where we stocked up on a few essentials, and then drove west to Augrabies Falls National Park. We had zero expectations of this place, as we knew…

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, expectations were high….

We promised ourselves that we would visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, in the extreme north of South Africa, again after previously seeing it in the ‘wet’ season. Last time we were here we had an amazing experience self driving ourselves around…

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Sea to Sand (desert sand), definately, maybe……

Once again we enjoyed our time in Swakopmund, Namibia, and made use of this very westernised town, by getting the rear rack on Colonel K welded and strengthened (the box section had snapped/cracked in two places), and our spotlight supports…

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Truck troubles, and delightful Damaraland

When I last wrote we were stranded in Oppi-Koppi campsite in Kamanjab, Northern Namibia, waiting for some hydraulic hoses to be made up and then fitted by a local garage so we could once again lift the cab to access…

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Leaving Zambia, Etosha, and Dodgy Daf

While in Livingstone (whilst carefully avoiding Evil Two Face the Manic Monkey, see previous blog post), Jac decided to make Bread. Apparently its a special camping recipe for a flat bread that she obtained from a German couple we met…

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Caprivi Strip and into Zambia, Monkeys and Mossies

While at Urban Camp in the Namibian capital Windhoek, we were reminded once again how small a world this is. We bumped into a German couple that we had previously met in no less than 3 other places, first Jungle…

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A break from Africa

What a roller coaster of a ride the last six months have been. We parked up our Leyland Daf truck based camper at the Trans-Kalahari Inn, near Windhoek Airport back in March, and headed back to Blighty (UK to non-Brexiters)…

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