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South Africa, Sun, Sea and Wine

We left the holiday town of Lamberts Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa, and hugged the coast further southwards towards Capetown until we got the the fishing town of Paternoster. In many ways this place reminded us of…

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Namibia and SA, canyons and border crossings

After leaving Quiver Tree Forest we headed further south towards Fish River Canyon. On the way we stopped for a couple of nights at the well known Canon Roadhouse, this is a strange place, absolutely crammed with old automobile bits…

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Ghost towns, Quivering trees, and shoot outs!

After leaving Luderitz (but not before boosting the Namibian economy by filling up Colonel K’s diesel tank), we stopped at an old abandoned diamond mining complex. Kolmanskop is a very eerie place, and also quite atmospheric. Diamonds were first discovered…

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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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Namibia, South and back into the desert

While in Swakopmund, Colonel K our trusty Leyland Daf overland truck, was treated to a full service in a very fine modern garage/workshop, where engine oil and filter was changed, plus oil in the gearbox, transfer box, front and rear…

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Epupa Falls, Skeleton Coast, and dodgy livestock

After a quick over night stop in Opuwo, we set off nice and early to make the most of the (slightly) cooler morning air, and headed North on the gravel road that takes you to Epupo Falls. This is a…

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Namibia, Kaokoland and the Himba

We planned to leave Tsumeb, and to camp overnight just outside the town of Ondangwa in Ovamboland, in the north of Namibia, but to our surprise the road is now tarmac, and we covered the distance much quicker than we…

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Etosha East, and beyond

Our last night at Olifantsrus was marked by a massive storm hitting the site, we had seen dozens of storms off in the distance for the last 2 or 3 nights, but had just seen lightning, dramatic, but way off…

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North to Etosha

After leaving Spitzkoppe we headed North on the gravel roads towards Brandberg Mountain, via the tiny mining town of Uis where we stopped at the general store and stocked up with some fresh meat and vegetables. We also stopped at…

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Namibia, out into the Desert

The day had finally arrived that we were due to pick up our Leyland Daf overland truck, from the Port at Walvis Bay, Namibia. At 9.00am we sent an email to Zaskia at Coastal Imports, asking what time she wanted…

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