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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 [...]

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 [...]

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