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1. Posted by (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


Next September, I am planning on driving from London to Cape Town, I've done plenty of travelling before and am now ready to take on the trip of a life time, I plan on buying a defender in December this year so I am able to work on it and prepare it all for September, Ive searched the internet for information on people who have done it before, how they have done it etc and do's and donts but most of the stuff I have found is pretty out dated! Has anyone on here done this recently? anyone got any tips?

Im planning on travelling down through morocco and down the west coast...


2. Posted by zimbabaloo (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

If its your first trip, I would drive the East coast. Its easier, and to be honest, a lot more beautiful. Maybe look at doing the West coast on the way back up once your confident with the car and DRC, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and few others.



3. Posted by lappies (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Joe
I have the same idea,but i live in South Africa, want to fly to London and buy a secondhand landcruiser there and travel all the way back in it. What would the be the legal way to do that?

4. Posted by vagabonder (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

On the east coast there is this one road that I believe hits from cairo all the way to cape town. One long road travelling throught the beauty of Africa. My knowledge of this road only comes from a travel show about the most beautiful roads to drive on. I am too lazy to google it, but the road to go through the amalfi coast in italy was on there.
peace upon your travels!