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  How exciting! During the first week of publication our ebook – For the love of Africa, an overland adventure – was the number 1 Best Seller in African Travel on Amazon UK. We are bouncing, you can no doubt imagine. In addition, some of our followers and readers have been dropping us emails and … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/02/our-bestseller-awaits-you/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Our bestseller awaits you!

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  How exciting! During the first week of publication our ebook – For the love of Africa, an overland adventure – was the number 1 Best Seller in African Travel on Amazon UK. We are bouncing, you can no doubt…
It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/01/its-here-the-book-is-here/">Continue reading »</a></p>

It’s here, the book is here!

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It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet…
Just a quick note to say we have set a publication date of 25th January 2015. We hope you are looking forward to the book as much as we are looking forward to sharing it with you. Remember, this is an ebook. If you don’t have a Kindle, you’ll need to download a free app … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/01/book-pulication-date-25-january-2015/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Book publication date: 25 January 2015

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Just a quick note to say we have set a publication date of 25th January 2015. We hope you are looking forward to the book as much as we are looking forward to sharing it with you. Remember, this is…
Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, there are not a lot of other “overlanders” in the UAE. There are many people who own 4x4s in UAE, and lots of people go driving in the desert on a regular basis, but the number of other traveller types seems to be low. I have no idea how … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/01/into-the-desert-with-desert-diva/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Into the desert with Desert Diva

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Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, there are not a lot of other “overlanders” in the UAE. There are many people who own 4x4s in UAE, and lots of people go driving in the desert on a regular basis, but…
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Desert trails

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Another night that reminded us that we weren’t all that far from civilisation. As we were dropping off to sleep, we were shocked awake by the sounds of engines! My first thought was that we hadn’t avoided the dune bashers…
The quiet wadi we thought we had found was surprisingly busy. Local cars shuttled between the main road and the settlement near us – we waved good naturedly as the cars flowed in either direction. In the the morning, the vehicles started up again, but this time it included westerners too. A group of 5 … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/01/northern-emirates-exploration/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Northern Emirates exploration

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The quiet wadi we thought we had found was surprisingly busy. Local cars shuttled between the main road and the settlement near us – we waved good naturedly as the cars flowed in either direction. In the the morning, the…
When I woke his morning, I was reminded of the last time we spent New Year’s Day adventuring. We were in Mauritania heading for the border with Senegal, 3 months into our African Adventure. This time was quite different. Instead of waking early, packing the vehicle in the dark, and driving through the deserted streets … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2015/01/heading-north-towards-oman/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Heading north towards Oman

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When I woke his morning, I was reminded of the last time we spent New Year’s Day adventuring. We were in Mauritania heading for the border with Senegal, 3 months into our African Adventure. This time was quite different. Instead…
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The book is coming!

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I know it has been absolutely ages since you heard from us!  Never fear, we are still alive and kicking. We have managed a couple of camping trips (yes, need a blog post or 2 about that) and a couple…
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On the road again

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There are three types of scenery in the Gulf States: desert sands, mountains, and beaches. Our preference is mountains. For us there is no appeal in ‘dune bashing’ – going up and down sand dunes. It seems a bit repetitive.…
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Introducing our new ride

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Brodie is back in the UK. We are in the UAE. So what is happening with Kapp2Cape now? We continue exploring, of course! All good explorers must have a trusted vehicle to take them where they would like to go…
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Brodie on UK soil again

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With Brodie on his way back to UK soil I needed to look into where to park him when he arrived. We had made our decision: we were going to store him as we do not rule out the option…
The last days have seen us taking time to do a little strategic thinking, brand management, navel gazing – for want of a better term. We have taken time to think about the various adventures, and the followers we have. And so, we decided to keep this blog purely dedicated to travels, trips we do, … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2014/01/new-blog-launched/">Continue reading »</a></p>

New blog launched!

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The last days have seen us taking time to do a little strategic thinking, brand management, navel gazing – for want of a better term. We have taken time to think about the various adventures, and the followers we have.…
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Word by word

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Word by word, the book is taking shape. Viking Explorer has also picked up his quill – so to speak – and is enjoying adding his perspective to the adventure. We instituted a new habit together – Writers Retreat!  One…
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Becoming a writer

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There is so much information out there!  Similar to when we researched the overland adventure, I am wading through so much useful information – but sometimes it feels a little overwhelming. So far, the vast amount of information has yielded…
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Starting the book

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It is incredible to think that the last year actually happened. In many ways, it already feels like it was a dream – thank goodness we have the blog and the many photos to remind us of what we experienced,…
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Christmas wishes

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Well, I really can’t believe how Christmas has snuck up on us this year!  It is amazing to think that this time last year we were in Western Sahara – Dakhla to be precise.  We were enjoying the sun and…
In a slight change of tack, I wanted to share with you all an open letter that I posted on a forum.  While Tracks4Africa is a very useful tool to have along, it is merely a tool and the accuracy in places is questionable, as many travellers are aware.  However, the customer service left much … <p><a href="http://www.kapp2cape-blog.net/2013/11/open-letter-to-tracks4africa/">Continue reading »</a></p>

Open letter to Tracks4Africa

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In a slight change of tack, I wanted to share with you all an open letter that I posted on a forum.  While Tracks4Africa is a very useful tool to have along, it is merely a tool and the accuracy…
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Those darn anti-malarials

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It is such a tough decision: First, whether to take anti-malarials while travelling, or not.  Second, which ones to take.  For a short trip to Africa – or any malaria area – the answer is straight forward: definitely take them. …
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Health round-up

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One concern on the road is always keeping healthy and avoiding any major illnesses.  We have been extremely fortunate on our travels, with few major incidents, and I thought it was worth sharing our experiences. On the whole, we were…
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Sandton Craft Market

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It was opening day!  When we arrived, there were still powertools and powermen wandering around putting the finishing touches on the new Sandton Craft Market.  Not all the stalls were occupied yet, and the crowds hadn’t yet discovered the market,…
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Apartheid Museum

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For years we have wanted to visit the Apartheid Museum, and we made it a priority this time.  It is an enormous museum, and while they suggest setting aside 2 hours for a visit, that certainly wasn’t nearly enough.The…

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