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Overlanding Africa - stories and interviews

Longing for Africa? The dream of adventure pulsing through your veins? If so, these eco travel stories are for you. Get inspired, get information, get GOING.

These overland adventurers travel a little differently, think a little differently, act a little differently. In a nutshell, crazy, adventurous, avant-garde, yet responsible travellers.

Argh. the moment you put the word responsible in there, it just sounds boring.

So let's say Eco-friendly travellers -the greenest of the green in Africa. The mavericks of our time - the ones who's laugh at the beaten path. The ones who take the hardest, toughest, most epic form of eco-transportation and own it!


Scootering through the Transkei

Our Carbon-neutral scooter safari

2 Vespas

9 months

15 000km


Africa on Two Feet

Get inspired by green travel pioneers Enora Nedelec and Guillaume Combot, as they tell me about WALKING across Africa, one step at a time.

Walking through Sudan


Homemade buggy travels the world

Eco-travel gurus

Chris and Elayne have driven through 86 countries, and over 200, 000 km in Victor, a buggy made out of junkyard scrap.


Modern day cowboys

Relive the historical journeys of SA's greatest adventurers, race the Mongol Derby and venture into the Unknown all on horseback.

The Ride


Kayden Kleinhans cycles around the world for Global Wheeling foundation

Two-Wheeling for change

He's already cycled 31,000 km. He's currently adding another 15 k through the Americas. Kayden Kleinhans is an ardent environnmentalist who takes his footprint seriously.


Big Boy vs Africa

A couple on their honeymoon, a 150cc Big Boy, tiny budget and no Carnet de Passage? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. But you can bet they made it!


West Africa by Scooter

A cheap fire-engine red scooter of dubious origin, no maps or GPS and not much more than a tent - and Brendan van Sonne was ready to take on West Africa.


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Hi, my name is Melissa and I created this site together with photographer Christopher List to help spread awareness about green lifestyles and travel, so everyone can learn how easy it is to live in a sustainable way. Enjoy!

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I wasn't sure what a permaculture design course was about, until I read through Melissa's fantastic blog! I've signed up and soon I'll be a PDC graduate too.

Kelly Richardson - Arizona

The link between personal responsibility and preserving our environment is becoming increasingly clear to me. Reading up on simple ways to be more eco-friendly in my life and travels has really helped me practice what I preach.

Dennis Howley - Namibia

I can't wait to follow Melissa and Chris' adventures in the Middle East and Africa. You guys inspire me!

Khalid Seif - Dubai

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