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Scooter blog: 15,000 km across Southern Africa on a carbon-neutral scooter safari

June 2012 - March 2013

For those interested in purely following our trip - here are the latest scooter blog posts and projects. I'll update this page as we continue uploading more and more incredible projects, people and stories so keep checking back for the latest news!

Blog Posts

Read about the first test phase of our trip - the adventure-packed Cederberg Scooter Weekend.

Blog 1: Launch off - when the tough get going

Blog 2: The road less travelled - Platbos to Long Valley

Blog 3: On the road again - Zigzagging from the R62 to Nature's Valley

Blog 4: Ticket to ride - Plett to Addo

Blog 5: Road runner - Scooting from Port Alfred to East London

Blog UPDATE: Where we're at and what's happening

Blog 6: Where the Streets have no Name - Coasting through the Transkei

Blog 7: Roadtrippin - Lusikisiki to Durban

Blog 8: Life is a Highway - From Durban's urban jungle to the meandering Midlands

Blog 9: In the Clouds - Along the Battlefieds route to the Drakensberg

Blog 10: Wherever I May Roam - discovering the Eastern Free State en-route to Gauteng

Blog 11: In the City - Gardening in Jozi's urban landscape




Macassar High School

Grootbos Foundation

Koudeberg CART

Jakkalskloof Permaculture Farm

MacGregor Alternative Technology Centre

Long Valley Permaculture Farm

Eco-accommodation South Africa

Platbos Forest

Little Cottage, McGregor

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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!

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