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Wednesday 22 October  
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

Thumbs Up Africa blog 14: Hello, Cape Town!

Published on : 13 January 2013 - 6:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Flickr/eGuide Travel)
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This past October, we started our hitchhiking trip from Groningen with a cardboard reading Kaapstad (echt waar). That's Dutch for “Cape Town (no joke)”. 

By Thumbs Up Africa

And after travelling for over three months, here we are. We hitched rides on 147 vehicles in 17 different countries spread over two continents. We covered 25,000 kilometres.

To name just a few of a thousand highlights, we saw the aftermath of the Arab spring, survived the heat of the Sudanese desert, dealt with a huge hangover in Kenya, joined a Zimbabwean anti-poaching unit and celebrated New Year’s in the surreal Namibian town of Lüderitz.

To all the people who made this possible, all the people we met and all the people we will meet soon: thank you so much! It was amazing.

Read more Thumbs Up Africa blog entries here.

  • © Photo: Thumbs Up Africa -!/thumbsupafrica
  • © Photo: Thumbs Up Africa -!/thumbsupafrica
  • © Photo: Thumbs Up Africa -!/thumbsupafrica



Harriete 18 July 2013 - 8:51am / nl

Ik was erg jaloers van uw reis. Het is een wonder. Trouwjurken

Edith 13 January 2013 - 6:34pm / South Africa

Welcome! Hope you have a great stay!

Dave 13 January 2013 - 9:01am / United Kingdom

Amazing. Well done.
I would have thought this was a dangerous undertaking.

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