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Transkei, Wild Coast to the Garden Route

Lots of people warned us about travelling through the Transkei, “don’t stop unless you have to”, “don’t wild camp on the Wild Coast”, these were just a few on the many warnings that were given to us as we left…

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Uganda, battered bodies, and football

Ahhh, good old African land border time again! But surely the exiting of Kenya can’t be too bad? Just to get to the Kenyan border post we had to overtake/queue jump somewhere between 500 and 1,000 trucks, then when eventually…

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Botswana, tyres, elephants, and bugs

On our last post I mentioned that we had wrecked a tyre, so the plan was that we were going to find a local tyre repair place in the small town of Kasane and get them to swap that wheel…

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Botswana, out into the Sands of Chobe

From Drotsky’s Camp in Western Botswana, the only choice was the tarmac road to Maun, there is no other way across the Okavango Delta if you have four wheels. This gave us time to think about  how things can change…

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Along the Caprivi, back, into Botswana, onions and floods.

Travelling in Africa can do some funny things to your mind, obsessions start to form, sometimes on the most mundane subjects. Take onions for example, we have taken for granted that fresh onions are always readily available, and all the…

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Xmas Hideaway then Capetown

After leaving Rondeberg, we drove into Clanwilliam and had an English breakfast in Nancy’s Tea Rooms, then restocked at the Spar, and found the local Agri-Mart store. This is a cross between a DIY shop and farmers store, here we…

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Namibia, Wild Horses and International Rescue

Before we were allowed to leave Sesriem we had to pay for two days permit for the National Park. This was a surprise to us as the campsite is situated just inside the gates (no more than 100 metres inside),…

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Ghana, a frustrating time

As you may already know we are still in Ghana, and not in Namibia as expected! On our last post we had dropped Colonel K off at the Portside yard in Tema, and in four days time it was to…

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Ghana, Tema and lots of goodbyes

Whilst at Big Milly’s Back Yard, we bumped into the two English guys, Luke and Bertie again, these were the pair that had bought the cheap Chinese bikes in Ghana, and had spent 3 weeks travelling the Country on them….

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Bamako to Burkina

After our false start in getting our Visa’s for Burkina Faso (see Mud, Sweat and Tears), eventually Monday morning came round, and at 7.30am we arrived at the Embassy in Bamako to submit our applications and of course to pay…

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