WEEK 9: THE DRC

21 May – 28 May The Catholic Mission overlooking Matadi It was a scene we new all too well, Tim’s alarm on his watch beeped. It was 4 o’clock and time to find a campsite. We were just heading away from Matadi for our first night in the DRC. It was intimidating to say the [...]

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WEEK 8: NORTHERN ANGOLA: THE FORGOTTEN COUNTRY

14 May – 20 May – TH Left Luanda (which is a pretty enormous task in itself!) and headed up the coast. The north of the country is essentially cut off from the rest and is even less developed than the South – if that’s even possible. Crossed into the DRC on the 18th May [...]

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WEEK 7: LUANDARING

7 May – 13 May – TH Met Arthur the Frenchmen, and some friends, on the beach. Had an impromptu beach braai with them and ended up staying with Arthur in Luanda for a few days. I also spent a couple of days at the Kwanza River Lodge with Bruce Bennet – an ex-UCT marine [...]

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The original trip

March 2007: Tim, Lurks & Stone mission north from Cape Town up the west coast of Africa, in search of good waves and good times. Their vehicle: a trusty 1981 Landcruiser named Mzee Kobe (The Old Tortoise). Their final destination: London... finally arriving almost a year behind schedule in latter 2008!

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