Dagga Boy – 70 Series Toyota Land Cruiser

Dagga Boy – 70 Series Toyota Land Cruiser

Earlier during 2019 Toyota was asking Toyota 70 series owners who has customized their vehicles for self-sustaining comfort in remote locations to contact them for the possibility to have their stories published in the Toyota Connect magazine. I responded immediately...
Quiver Tree Forest – Namibia

Quiver Tree Forest – Namibia

I am busy working through the pictures taken during our December 2018 Namibia trip to select pictures for our trip report which will be coming soon. In the process I came across the sunset pictures taken in the Quiver Tree Forest plus minus 14 kilometers north-east of...
Kyleu Bushcamp

Kyleu Bushcamp

Where to find Kyleu Bush Camp   Kyleu Bush Camp is situated in the Dinokeng big 5 game reserve just north of Pretoria, Gauteng, to be exact, 43km from the Zambezi offramp on the N1. Kyleu Bush Camp was established by Sherri and Devon Symon and is one of only a...
NAMIBIA – DECEMBER 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

NAMIBIA – DECEMBER 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second and last part of our Namibia 2018 trip report.  We left off in part one where we arrived on day 12 at Mile 4 Caravan Park in Swakopmund Namibia.  It is now day 13 and we are still in Swakopmund. Day 13 – Thursday, 27 December 2018 – Mile...
NAMIBIA – DECEMBER 2018 (Part 1 of 2)

NAMIBIA – DECEMBER 2018 (Part 1 of 2)

Introduction Unable to take enough time off during the year, December/January is normally the period that we can plan for longer trips.  This year our plan was to visit the central parts of Namibia.  Out route would include places such as Windhoek, Brandberg,...
Namibia December 2018/January 2019 trip

Namibia December 2018/January 2019 trip

Namibia trip – Dec 2018/Jan 2019We are back home from our 20-day Namibian holiday. This was the first trip with the new Toyota Land Cruiser fitted with a Bushlapa Bosluis 2.  More about this later.  We left home on 15 December 2018 and returned on 3 January...
Toyota Land Cruiser/Bush Lapa Bosluis Project (3)

Toyota Land Cruiser/Bush Lapa Bosluis Project (3)

    To keep the inside neat, an easily removable cargo net was installed to keeps the matrass and bedding in place when travelling.  That ensure that it can’t fall off and be in the way when you open the door. We had an aluminium box made to our own...
Toyota Land Cruiser/Bush Lapa Bosluis Project (2)

Toyota Land Cruiser/Bush Lapa Bosluis Project (2)

We took delivery of our Bushlapa Bosluis (Bushlapa no 1426) fitted on the back of our Toyota Land Cruiser on 2 August 2018. The first trip with our new camper was driving it back home to Pretoria all the way for Bush Lapa Caravans in the Paarl. Bushlapa did an...
Toyota Land Cruiser/Bush Lapa Bosluis Project (1)

Toyota Land Cruiser/Bush Lapa Bosluis Project (1)

We did not do a lot of updating on our webpage lately. One of the reasons maybe the fact that since our return from the Richterveld we sold the last of our camping equipment that we would not need anymore, leaving us with basically nothing to go camping with.  That...
Our New Travel Companion

Our New Travel Companion

In our last Blog entry (November 2017) we told you that we have plans for changing/enhancing our camping setup. We also held you in suspense with the promise to tell you more about it on our return from the Namibia/Richtersveld tour. Well we are back, and we have made...
Fitting a rooftop tent

Fitting a rooftop tent

During 2015 we decided to do a trip to Malawi, wait for it, without the trailer.  And you know what that means?  That means back to the drawing board again.  We needed to re-think and re-plan everything.  How will we fit in everything that we got so used to and that...
The trailer top tent

The trailer top tent

During December 2009/January 2010 we did a trip through Botswana and the Caprivi with friends.  Us with the trailer and dome tent and our friends with their trailer and a trailer top tent. As soon as we arrived home it was back to the drawing board, the trailer top...
The Elephant Charge – Ten years of thunder

The Elephant Charge – Ten years of thunder

The Elephant Charge celebrates ten years of 4x4 adrenalin fueled adventure for wildlife conservation in Zambia. In 2008 a group of four friends in Zambia ventured out into the bush, built a course of ten check points, printed a map, set up a tent with a white board...