• Cape Town to Kenya: Our 4×4 Self-Drive Route

    Welcome to part 2 of my Cape Town to Kenya blog post. In case you missed Part 1, let me fill you in real quick: my boyfriend and I have recently just returned home to Cape Town from a 3 month 4×4 self-drive expedition in our Land Rover Defender TDi named Pumba. Our journey took us 24000km from Cape Town to Kenya and back however whilst on the road, we both noticed how hard it was to get up to date and relevant information about potential routes, border crossings, fee’s, national parks and general 4×4 self-drive information. I have therefore broken this topic down into two blog posts each containing information pertaining…

  • 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.…