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London to Cape Town - April Departure

Hello everyone

Myself and the girlfriend are heading to Cape Town from London on the 16th April. Will be travelling the west coast route. Original plan was to drive back to Europe through East Africa, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, the latter part of this route is obviously not really feasible anymore so now keeping our hopes up that RORO ferry services from Alexandria will resume in time for us to get back home. Anyway, we are travelling in a Landcruiser and looking to convoy with other overlanders, certainly at least through Mauritania and Nigeria if our time tables match. Have attached our proposed schedule. Get in touch if this interests you or you just fancy a enroute to share tales of your adventures.

Danny & Gill
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Wow - looks like a mega trip!

In 3 years, I'll be doing London to Cape Town (on a bike!) so really interested to see that you're taking nearly 9 months to do your trip. I was thinking of spending circa 3 months on the same sort of trip!

I guess you're taking the trip steady?!

I was in Libya in a Toyota Landcruiser not that long ago and basically drove non-stop from there to London (a hell of a trek!!). It took us around 24 hours of driving (plus a ferry) to do the trip so you've obviously got a relaxed tour going on there!!

Are you enjoying the planning and preparations?!

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Wow - looks like a mega trip!

In 3 years, I'll be doing London to Cape Town (on a bike!) so really interested to see that you're taking nearly 9 months to do your trip. I was thinking of spending circa 3 months on the same sort of trip!

I guess you're taking the trip steady?!

I was in Libya in a Toyota Landcruiser not that long ago and basically drove non-stop from there to London (a hell of a trek!!). It took us around 24 hours of driving (plus a ferry) to do the trip so you've obviously got a relaxed tour going on there!!

Are you enjoying the planning and preparations?!

If you fancy a bevvie at some point, I'm South Bucks
Hi mate!!

I was enjoying the preperations!!!! Now its the last minute panic as I try to let my flat out, gather the lasts bits of equipment/spare parts, hand my notice in at work, put my old car into storage, brush up on my french, renew my Irish passport, find some Cooper Discoverer tyres that dont cost a fortune, sort out my tax affairs etc etc

Can't wait for the moment when we are on the road and free!!!

Where in Bucks are you?
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Hi mate!!

I was enjoying the preperations!!!! Now its the last minute panic as I try to let my flat out, gather the lasts bits of equipment/spare parts, hand my notice in at work, put my old car into storage, brush up on my french, renew my Irish passport, find some Cooper Discoverer tyres that dont cost a fortune, sort out my tax affairs etc etc

Can't wait for the moment when we are on the road and free!!!

Where in Bucks are you?
Lol - gotta get it all sorted!!

I'm in Beaconsfield. How about yourself??
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Lol - gotta get it all sorted!!

I'm in Beaconsfield. How about yourself??
Sunny Richmond, west London!
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re: London to Cape Town - April Departure

Hi Danny_Fitz,

Your trip sounds fantastic. Do you or anyone else that might be joining your trip need an extra passenger to share expenses etc? I don't want to make the trip alone...

I am a UK/US passport holder living in Sweden. Spent 20 years in London.

Cheers, Chris
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