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Get back to nature close to Cape Town

If you are looking for solitude, wide open spaces, interesting cloud formations against a brilliant blue sky and you want to get back to nature, close to Cape Town, the Anysberg Nature Reserve is the place to go. This is not only the ideal weekend breakaway for Capetonians; visitors to the Western Cape should also put this unique Klein Karoo reserve on their itinerary.

The Anysberg Nature Reserve lies in the heart of the Klein Karoo between Ladismith, Laingsburg, Touws River and Montagu and offers beautiful Karoo scenery. Montagu is a mere 185 km from Cape Town by tar and the distance on the gravel road from Montagu to the Anysberg cottages and campsite is 70km, which makes it the ideal weekend trip from Cape Town. Continue reading Get back to nature close to Cape Town

Destination Danakil book and DVD

Through keeping a record of our seven months overland journey from Cape Town to the hottest place on earth, the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, we hoped to inspire fellow travellers to do similar overland trips. It is not necessarily easy, but we found, as have many other overlanders, that the most difficult part is making the decision to go!

Many people followed our trip during 2015 through the Tracks4Africa blog and requested that we publish the trip in book form. Destination Danakil does not only cover the trip, but also gives insight to a host of essential details to anyone wishing to make this sort of journey. These include visa advice, access to funds along the way, full statistics of the costs of the trip as well as choice of vehicle and kitting it out from scratch. Along with the book we made a two hour DVD which really makes the trip come alive. Continue reading Destination Danakil book and DVD