Mata Mata to Two Rivers, near Komqua, beautiful cheetah and her 3 cubs

Wow what a sighting and a highlight to this winters trip!

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A beautiful maintained 2002 Colorado which has only lived in West Malling in Kent and SE London with only 1 previous owner with new Radio/Bluetooth and heavy load Pedder Shocks & Springs up for sale. Simply stunning.


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Toyota Landcruiser 90 series TZ Prado 3.0TD manual gearbox, prepared for 4×4 journey. In mint condition in Cape Town, RSA.

We selling our infamous reliable 4×4, which is ready for the next wonderful journey. It’s drives and is prepared like new & has been very recently been resprayed.

Please view my link below and get in touch if you have any questions. Nic

The toyota group
Rest stop at river crossing
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Toyota Land Cruiser 2.5 fj70 SWB 4×4 for sale in South Africa, silver gem

Please see more regarding my transcontinental gem vehicle now South African registered which is now for sale.



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Caracal Cat, the red ghost in the Glen, Cape Town

It was an ordinary dog walk where Nicky and I took our friends dogs Charlie and Rigby for a walk in the Glen just above Glen beach and Camps Bay. Not far from the Round House restaurant, Charlie the mountain goat yelped loudly and came running out the bush; my first reaction was that he had


been bitten by a snake.

Following him was the elusive red ghost night walker, a Caracal made a very rare appearance during the light of day. She clearly had no love for Charlie who escaped harm just because he is build like a race horse mixed in with some 4×4.

I’ve always known they out there through pictures and once affirmed by a Professor work mentor who sighted one, years ago on his hike while visiting Table MTN from London.

Nicky managed to move them down the Glen at great haste to calm the situation and though the Caracal was clearly upset but her dog visitors, she returned back to the hiding place promptly.

We think that she may have had a kitten tucked away and hence made the appearance to say she would not tolerate the dogs visit.

The red ghost cat was simply beautiful and so great to know that they are less than a click away from Camps bay and Glen beach!

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Garden route N2, Swellendam’s Bukkenburg Cottage

In the beautiful town of Swellendam which is on the N2 highway (a short 1.5 hour ride outside of Cape Town) lies a lovely guest house called the Bukkenburg cottage. We had the unique opportunity to stay over at the Bukkenburg Cottage which was simply marvellous.

Beautiful gardens and an active pottery studio makes for a splendid stop on your way down the garden route. David runs the cottage and make us all feel super relaxed at home, a perfect host.

Mr Pickles, Lily’s travelling lovebird companion also met the cottages local cat who was just too happy to welcome him. Luckily a nice pane of glass separated the two of them as it became apparent that the cat was quite excited at the prospect of a lovely green snack.

The town itself offers a very smart and clean environment with plenty to do.

We will be sure to visit you guys very soon.


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Swartberg Mountain Pass, Oudtshoorn (Kobus se Gat) to Prince Albert (Lazy Lizard)

A truly spectacular overland day out starts with refreshments at the southern foot of the Swartberg mountain pass i.e. near Oudtshoorn called Kobus se Gat. Pre-book in the evenings for a banquet feast of local foods. There’s nice places to stay nearby, perhaps the exquisite Groetfontein Retreat 29Km from Calitzdorp. Spoil yourself.

The route is approximately is 67Km from Oudtshoorn to Print Albert. The actual Swartberg pass itself is is 22km on a dirt road.

Then comes the humongous ascent up the corrugated pass which compromises of steep switch backs, narrow sections, rocks and as always dust.

The views are to die for and at various stops allows for some magical views towards Oudtshoorn. When you crest the top, expect a magical descent and array of the wildest rock formations you have ever seen.

Low down in the valley is a river which flanks the road heading towards Prince Albert, which looks like a film set out of a Wild Western.

Once you down you drive into the lovely town of Prince Albert. On the left is the Lazy Lizard which used to be an old bus terminal and has the best Apple Pie in the county! Stop, stop, stop as your next decision is, shall I have it with vanilla ice-cream or cream.

What a day out!

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Mr Pickles, our newest travel companion

Welcome Mr Pickles, take a bow please. This is our newest travel companion and Lily’s pet lovebird is now joining us on our new adventures. His already taken to the Toyo tyre blocks.

ps the bird was not harmed during the photo shoot. He is still very much alive and very bitey!

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