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Shipping

Shipping

The final hurdle for us was what to do with the landrover when we had finished.. We had toyed with selling it in South Africa however despite this being possible, due to the import laws we would have been unable to sell it for 2 years after it was officially imported....
The Fun Starts “Just Now”

The Fun Starts “Just Now”

We often forget about the variety of differences between home and the rest of the world. Part of the fun of traveling is seeing just what life looks like for other people, in other parts of the world. Sometimes, the differences are hard to spot due to a common...
South Africa 5

South Africa 5

We were on the home straight, the car was booked in to be shipped (I will write about that once it has happened), Charles had booked his flight for 15th Jan and I was counting down the days (often with dread) till I was home!  We were finally heading to a Cape...
South Africa 4

South Africa 4

Leaving Pretoriuskop at 5am we knew we would have a long drive ahead of us. Our aim was to get as far as Newcastle however having gotten down there in good time we managed to get just north of Pietermaritzburg just as the storms rolled in at 5.30pm. It had been a long...
South Africa 3 The Kruger!

South Africa 3 The Kruger!

The day of going into the mighty park of all parks, Kruger, arrived…. whilst I hope to not bore you with details about it here are some.. it was established in 1898 by Paul Kruger, but merged with 2 other parks in 2002 to become part of the Great Limpopo...
And We’re Off…

And We’re Off…

We have a departure date!  One-way tickets to Africa are purchased and shipping for Snort is arranged.  Snort with the addition of some lights, more to come as we finish up some last additions. We are feverishly finishing up last minute details on Snort, sorting out...
South Africa 2

South Africa 2

Please excuse the lack of photographs at the moment.. (now updated on all blogs I hope 14.11.16) I am currently experiencing technical difficulties with my blogging app.. nothing is ever easy! Arriving back in South Africa we spent a night back in Nelspruit at a much...

South Africa 2

Please excuse the lack of photographs at the moment.. I am currently experiencing technical difficulties with my blogging app.. nothing is ever easy! Arriving back in South Africa we spent a night back in Nelspruit at a much busier campsite than when we had left it....
South Africa (round 2)

South Africa (round 2)

I meant to post this blog a few days ago however thanks to a new update on my iPad I didn’t even want, my normal blogger app is now not working! Great when you have been writing and it crashes.. lots of swearing at Apple, and now 3 ‘In the pipeline’...
Swaziland (on a whim)

Swaziland (on a whim)

After deciding the day before to spend a couple of days in Swaziland we hadn’t done a lot of research! We knew the border was about 60km from Nelspruit but that was about it! The drive up to the border was stunning, climbing up hills and driving along misty,...
South Africa round 2!

South Africa round 2!

I meant to post this blog a few days ago however thanks to a new update on my iPad I didn’t even want, my normal blogger app is now not working! Great when you have been writing and it crashes.. lots of swearing at Apple, and now 3 ‘In the pipeline’...
Cairo and Out

Cairo and Out

Once Bubbles arrangements were sorted it was time for me to head through to Cairo for a day of sight-seeing before jet-setting back home to South Africa. At this point, I finalized a decision I had been toying with for a while. I would meet up with Bubbles in RSA and...
Vaga-bonding

Vaga-bonding

Now back in Nairobi, after a two-week bonding session with my brother, it was time to kick back into planning mode for a few days till Shea arrived. Ethiopia was the next country on our hit-list and their website confirmed we would get a visa on arrival. Perfect....
Suiting Up

Suiting Up

After getting passed the equator it was time to start thinking about our planned “gap” in the trip. I had agreed to join Ross with the caveat that I needed to go on a North American wedding tour in July and this seemed to correspond with Ross’s need to renew health...

Mandy and Rob’s Expenses

Finances! What will food cost? What will diesel cost? What will campsites cost? What can we expect to pay for border crossing? How much money will we need? These were always the big unanswered questions I was trying to research before...
Wild Coast statt Wildlife

Wild Coast statt Wildlife

In Bluff, nahe Durban haben wir das Beast wieder voll aufgerödelt, die Wasser- und Dieseltanks randvoll getankt, Vorräte eingekauft und die Gasflasche gefüllt. Alles ist auf 100%, auch unser Andrenalinspiegel. Die Heimreise beginnt, Transafrika auf der Ostroute. Vom...