• Cape Town to Kenya: All You Need To Know About Border Crossings

    If you’re here, you may be in the same predicament as we were in a few months ago; trying to plan a trip around Southern & East Africa however significantly lacking up to date information about potential routes, border crossings, fee’s, national parks and general self-drive information. After making it to Kenya and back in our Land Rover Defender TDi named Pumba, I thought that I would break this topic down into two blog posts each containing information pertaining to: Part 1: Everything Border Related: Vehicle Fees, Vehicle Requirements, Visas & Last Minute Thoughts. Part 2: Our route & stop-overs Please Note: I will only be able to give information…

  • A Bump In The Road – Stuck In Namibia

    We sat in absolute silence, our heads bowed down with embarrassment at all the Toyota cars heading past us in the opposite direction, the direction that we were meant to be headed. The only noise that could be heard from our vehicle was the loud crunching of gravel underneath the car’s tyres and occasionally a loud thud against the windscreen as stones got spat up onto our windscreen out from the car in front of us. Tow ropes were attached firmly to the back of their car and the front of ours, two heads just visible above their front seats, laughing and dancing to the music coming from their radio.…

  • Life: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

    ‘It’s Life. You Don’t Figure It Out. You Just Climb Up On The Beast And Ride’. – Rebecca Wells  I remember when I was 13 and I had just entered high school. We were the little fish in the big pond and it seemed that our decisions within our social lives were the be all and end all of making it through high school alive. I remember looking up at the matrics (ages 17-18)  and thinking, ‘Damn! These girls are so grown up. Their school work must be so tough, they must all be in proper relationships and they most likely have life all figured out. They were the grown-ups of…

  • Maldives – Is It Really Paradise?

    The bloody Maldives! I was SO excited that I was going to bed earlier each night in order to make the days go quicker. This was a TRIP OF A LIFETIME, a place that I had dreamt about going to for years prior, to experience tropical warm water for the first time in my life, the joys of surfing without a wetsuit. I think that I was as excited as I used to get as a child before Christmas where I would become so hyped up for Father Christmas’ arrival, and then get so scared that a random bearded stranger would soon be in my house that my parents would…