Stage 76-78: Windhoek to Sossusvlei & The Naked Mile

We left Windhoek behind and turned towards Weissenfels in the mountains. It took not even 11km and the road changed from smooth tarmac to beautiful mountainous gravel. A real test were the 6-8% gradients after 1500 km on totally pan flat roads. It took a few hills to wake up the climbing legs. The views were incredible making 114km fly by very quickly. That afternoon … Continue reading Stage 76-78: Windhoek to Sossusvlei & The Naked Mile

Stage 66-70: Elephant Highway #Botswana

Amazing!! We rode the most spectacular 713 km the last five days. Very long days in the saddle with temperatures close to 40 degrees but we were rewarded with an incredible wildlife show. The section we are currently riding, between Vic Falls and Windhoek, is called the “Elephant Highway”, and it took not even 15 km before we had our first Elephant encounter just after … Continue reading Stage 66-70: Elephant Highway #Botswana

Dream Big and then make it happen

The idea of travelling across Africa has been on the back of my mind for a very long time. Primed by glossy travel magazines, enticing backpacker documentaries, biographies of travellers and chats with globetrotters, complemented by my very own travel experiences through Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and, my adopted home, South Africa; the hunger to explore more of the incredible continent I am living on grew … Continue reading Dream Big and then make it happen