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Storm River

The garden route is living up to its name, as we move from Arch Rock to Storm River Park, (another one of the excellent SANPark network) clouds tumble over the escarpment in the morning sun and we cross a dramatic bridge, bungie jumping for the braver is available. Once we …

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Elephants and wobbly wheel….

Today broke our running record of blue skys and warm days with rain and a thunderstorm to wake us up. We decided to go for a little hike in the Ebb and Flow park anyway for about 5km before setting off along the garden route to just past Plettenberg Bay …

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The Tip of Africa

Many of us think that the Cape of Good Hope is the bottom of Africa but that honour belongs to a little place called Cape L’Agulhas so this morning we sought it out a few kilometers from our overnight camp, no one else there but they have a great relief …

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The Garden Route

Breakfast in Cape Towns waterfront, sea food lunch platter watching dolphins play at Hermanus (sadly not whale season) and then we make our way to the most southerly point in Africa, a nice match with the South America “fin del Mundo” moment at the tip of South America, everything is …

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The most travelled Icarus ?…..

We travelled down to Cape Town today through the Northern Cape, which is lovely countryside all the way down, good mountains and surprisingly little population. Our mission was to lay a claim to the title of “the most travelled Icarus” in Cape Town the home of the Icarus roof conversion …

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Hello South Africa

We leave Namibia behind and head into South Africa via a nice little border post at Onseepkans, by little I mean they had three staff, we were the first customers they had seen that day, and they looked a little puzzled when I wanted my Carnet stamped. We head to …

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Goodbye Namibia

The last few days in Namibia, what an outstanding country for overland travel, I can unreservedly recommend it for anyone who wants to try out real adventures in remote places, specially the North West coupled with lovely spacious campsites with excellent facilities attached. It is for sure one of my …

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On the road again

Today was my first day back driving in Namibia. Nelson is running well after the motor equivalent of open heart surgery on its fuel injector pump when I was away. So far so good. Not so good is my driving, a rookie mistake of not stopping at a deserted stop …

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Chilling out

As I write this in my cosy study in Edinburgh Africa seems a long way away already. I got back just in time for a lovely Christmas with the family Chilling… As expected, the contrast between the Scottish Winter’s depth and the Namibian summer’s heat is extreme and welcome. After …

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Country Roads

Country roads …….. Take me home. One hundred twenty days is a long time in normal life, one-third of a year, but that amount of time spent gently stressing about routes, the car breaking down, finding somewhere to stay and staying safe, away from my family, is a bit exhausting. …

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