First Post!

 Posted by Elizabeth at 8:16 pm
Dec 012010

Trip start – April 3rd 2011! We have started planning our 6 month trip through Southern Africa.  Our plan at this stage is to spend 6 months travelling through the southern part of Africa – South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland,  Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzani and Kenya. If the money holds up, we’d also […]

Driver Training

 Posted by Elizabeth at 8:47 pm
Dec 052010
Driver Training

Last weekend we undertook our first 4wd driver and recovery training with the Toyota Land Cruiser Club at their Willowglen property near Goulburn. The weekend was fantastic! We tackled roads that we would never have even contemplated attempting previously. We learnt how to negotiate steep, walled creek beds full of rocks. To traverse steep tracks […]

Leave approved!

 Posted by Elizabeth at 7:40 pm
Dec 132010

My leave has been approved, so I officially have a job to come back to! My flights are booked using frequent flyers and I managed to get a bargain price for Wayne’s ticket, saving $800 off the price of a return flight to Johannesburg. We’re definitely committed now!

Car Booked

 Posted by Elizabeth at 9:08 pm
Dec 152010

We have finally committed to hiring a vehicle, have made the booking and paid the deposit. Just have to hope now we have picked the right company and everything will be ok! (I’m sure it will). I’ve added an update to the vehicle page to explain how we decided to hire rather than buy a […]

Sand Driving

 Posted by Elizabeth at 11:16 am
Dec 192010
Sand Driving

This weekend we did a sand driving course with the Toyota Landcruiser Club at Stockton Beach. We had a great time! Once again, it is amazing what our cars can actually do. Whilst I don’t think we’ll be driving over sand dunes in Africa, we will definitely be driving on sand tracks and the course […]

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