Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – Throwback Part 1: Cruising from Cape Town to the Cunene

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This is one of those journeys that started quite some time ago. I’ve always been keen to get on board one of Peter Van Kets’ amazing adventures, but when we started chatting around an adventure collaboration earlier this year, I never expected that we’d launch the first in a series of Beyond Expeditions before the end of [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition

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The Isuzu SA KB bakkie - fitted with  Grand Trek  tyres – showing what it is capable of during our incredible Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition. This powder-dust section on “Day 5  was typical of some of the river approaches in  Kaokoveld, Namibia.  The slow motion video was shot on my Sony Xperia XZ Premium  mobile phone, [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 18 September

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And then it was done… After an exhilarating journey of 19 days, we’re finally saying goodbye to this remarkable desert we’ve been tripping through on our Dunlop Tyres SA  Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition. It is a wilderness world unlike any other, and the diverse ecosystems – from the Damaraland Torra rock fields to the alluvial plains [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 17 September

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The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition is off on a final short mission into Swakopmund, with Peter Van Kets cranking the salt road via Dorob National Park along the icy Atlantic Ocean. One epic wilderness route, eighteen days of exploration, two Isuzu South Africa KBs, five Wilderness Safaris  desert camps, 4 x Giant RSA Bicycles, [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 16 September

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Great to see some local celebrity buy-in around our Dunlop Tyres Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition at last. Peter Kirk  snapped ‘Minister without Portfolio Briefcase’, Snorat Von Mankini, as he joined our very own Adventurer-in-Chief, Peter Van Kets, on the coastal ride from Henties Bay. This epic ride of 1300km – from the border of Angola - will roll [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 15 September Part 2

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The desert world, reflected in a single dew drop… That’s the beauty of this arid land through which the Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition  Expedition has wended its way for the past two weeks. Sure, it’s been about the adventure, and about testing yourself and the  Grand Trek tyres against an unforgiving and [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 15 September

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It’s a final goodbye to real-time wilderness  as we decamp from the Save the Rhino Trust  camp site in the  Doro Nawas conservancy. More than 30 elephants wandered through camp yesterday morning, and it is with a sense of sadness that we follow Peter van Kets   as he cranks onto the final two stages of [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 14 September

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It seems slightly surreal, but we are into Day 11  of our Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition. We’ve left the wilderness tracks of the Doro Nawas Conservancy behind, with man-on-a-mission Peter Van Kets bombing along the coastal plains on his Giant Bicycles Anthem at warp speed. A route change has seen him [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 12 September

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Our Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition navigates its way soutwards via the excessive Torra  shock-rock landscape so typical of the Damaraland  region. This is a land where mankind becomes a miniscule speck against the vast desert backdrop, and where tyres are extremely nervous. And I have to admit that we had a [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 18 September

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The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Expedition  has safely rolled into a non-descript and extremely arid  Achab  River campsite near the Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp. We barely had time to open a cold beer after a gut-thumping day on the Giant Bicycles  when two desert elephants lumbered into camp, adding the final cherry to [...]