The last two soccer balls were handed out to some kids in a small town in the Eastern Cape. The balls had made it from London, down the West Coast of Africa to Cape Town, enjoyed the sites and scenes of the Soccer World Cup fever in Cape Town, and then headed up the East Coast before being handed out in the Eastern Cape prior to us reaching Johannesburg, our final destination!
Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia enjoys vast potential as one of the youngest countries in Africa. In addition to having a striking diversity of cultures and national origins, Namibia is a photographer’s dream – it boasts wild seascapes, rugged mountains, lonely deserts, stunning wildlife, colonial cities and nearly unlimited elbow room. Despite […]
It’s a very unfortunate situation that Angola only issues 5 day transit visas to overlanders heading down the West Coast. We managed to pick ours up in Abuja, Nigeria, with very little hassle and for only US$30. We really recommend this, as it took one day, and in Matadi it takes 4 days and US$100. […]
Angola is an eye-opener – in more ways than one. Scarred painfully by years of debilitating warfare and untouched by foreign visitors since the early 1970s, the country remains remote and undiscovered, with few observers privy to the geographic highlights and vast cultural riches that lie hidden behind an ostensibly violent veneer. But, with the […]
More a geographical concept than a fully fledged nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaïre) is a bubbling cauldron of untamed wilderness carpeted by swathes of rainforest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes. Rendered almost ungovernable by the central administration in Kinshasa, the country remains closed to all but the most brave-hearted travellers.
Noted for its lowland gorillas and wild chimpanzees (the country contains over 80% of the world’s population), Congo is characterised by dense rainforest and impenetrable jungle juxtaposed against a narrow 169km coastal strip that plays host to a nascent oil industry. Outside the French-flavoured capital of Brazzaville, attractions include the surf beaches of Pointe-Noire, the […]
Written by Laura Let me set the scene. Neil, Mik and Paula (after the Sharks!) are Stormers supporters. Grant supports the Bulls. All of us enjoy rugby and it is particularly exciting that it is an all South African Super 14 Rugby Final. The final will be at 16:00 our time on Saturday afternoon. We know […]