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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 [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 8 September

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Rest Day on the Dunlop Tyres Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition,  so missioned to the icy Skeleton Coast. Misty, moody, wind-swept and desolate, but life thrives here upon the Namib  desert edge. Saw brown hyena and black-backed jackal hunting at the Möwe Bay seal colony, scorpions scuttling across the dark-zone plains, and marsh harriers cruising [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 7 September

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Extremely low signal here at We Are Wilderness Hoanib Desertt Camp  on the Skeleton Coast for the Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition. Will try to load an image or two, but just to confirm we’re one day ahead of schedule and the desert mtb ride is going well. Huge kudos to the Dunlop [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 3 September

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The crew of the Dunlop Tyres Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition has arrived safely at Serra Cafema  after a solid 3x days of traveling from Cape Town. This remarkable Wilderness Safaris  Camp is situated upon the edge of the Cunene River, and overlooks the Angolan border a mere 50m away. This will be the starting [...]

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

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Passing through the vast, arid and unforgiving Kaokaveld  region of Namibia as the Dunloptyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition approaches the Angola  border after more than 2 days of driving. We’ve passed Sesfontein  and now on the road to  Purros,  the last little Moer and Gone  ’town’ en route to Serra Cafema, a Wilderness [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 1 September

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Minimal sleep as we pushed through the night from Cape Town to Windhoek on the  Dunlop Tres SA Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition. Not a single issue with the Grand Trek, although PVK did some weird mumbling around 3am in the passenger seat, and tried to touch my knee. This is not good. Coffee and [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition begins

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So satisfying once all the packing is done and you can eventually hit the road. The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition has finally boomed from the rush hour and onto the N7, headed first for Namibia and then  Serra Cafema on the border of  Angola. From here, Peter Van Kets, Peter Kirk, Graham [...]

TransBaviaans 2017 – Stars, Stones and Sleepmonsters

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There may be some other pretenders to the single-stage endurance #mtb throne, but in my mind the #TransBaviaans24hrs #Mountainbike Marathon remains the original, 100%-proof ‘monster MTB Event’ here in southern Africa (and quite possibly anywhere in the world). It was my 5th #TransBaviaans with the @EcoBoundMTB #MTBmafia, and as always it was such an amazing experience. Not only do riders pass through [...]

Free State Facts

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Some Free State Facts on a cold and drizzly morning in Clarens … 1)   There’s a statue of Jack Daniels aat the Windmill Pub and Grill in Fouriesburg. For reals. 2)   There be mountains here where the Free State nudges up against Lesotho. The climbs will hurt proper on a mountain bike. 3) [...]

Camelroc Guest Farm

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Great grravel road-tripping and seriously gritty trils here at Camelroc Guest Farm on the Lesotho border. know this, the Free State is NOT flat … superb technical mountain bike challenge for those keen on a proper high altitude mtb training session! Click here to view the pics

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