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Road Tripping Recipe – Food for the Soul

Road Tripping Recipe - Food for the Soul

High in the Lesotho mountains we meet South African chef, Justin Bonello and the Cooked in Africa crew. This chance encounter makes us feel, more than ever, that we are on the right track and that perhaps our destiny is written in the stars. We contemplate how, like life, every great road trip is about the journey, not the destination and like every great recipe, there are certain key ingredients that are required…


Trouble in Lesotho

Trouble in Lesotho

Lachlan receives a proposition from a frisky old lady with blood shot eyes, an afro goatee and more than a faint whiff of beer on her breath. Bow Wow alerts us to an intruder by doing his best Scrappy Doo impersonation and then later mysteriously disappears. We finally find a public telephone and call home but as per usual the line to Westridge is engaged.


Kruger Park (Photo Diary)

Kruger Park (Photo Diary)

It’s 4:59am at the Kruger Park, the camp gates are about to open and we just can’t wait. Dawn breaks over the savanna and clasping tin cups of hot coffee and marmalade rusks we head for the Lion highway. What delights await us?


The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho

The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho

Our first border crossing successfully behind us, we experience Lesotho’s unique beauty and simpler way of life that is both humbling and inspiring. We meet a brave Frenchman, finally understand why the Queen waves in the gentle way that she does and Bow Wow learns an important lesson.


Journey to Swaziland via Durban (Photo Diary)

Journey to Swaziland via Durban (Photo Diary)

We catch soccer fever and make more furry friends in balmy Durban. I pass my state vet inspection without even a solitary flea. Lachlan is forced to carry me through a throng of amused football supporters but we are rewarded with a view of the staggering Moses Mandhiba stadium. We enter Swaziland to begin the most important phase of our quest.


To the Wild Coast and Beyond

To the Wild Coast and Beyond

Lachlan does the World’s highest bungy jump and Bow Wow joins a crew of salty surf mutts at J Bay which leads to a chance encounter with rock star scientist Brian Cox. We spend a few luxurious nights with Lucie’s relatives stocking up on biltong and gaining invaluable advice for the trip ahead. Humbled by the Wild Coast we can feel the bittersweet beauty of Africa’s extremes already getting under our skin and touching our hearts.


Growing Up on the Road by Bow Wow

Growing Up on the Road by Bow Wow

We finally hit the road and I learn of my important role on our journey. I meet many weird and wonderful creatures including a demented cockerel, truly terrifying ostriches, insomniac long horned cows, acrobatic monkeys, mountain ponies and donkeys, ice rats and a cheeky jackal who liked the look of my Hill’s dog food! I make some great new friends and sadly lose one too. No one said that growing up on the road was going to be easy.


Getting our Kicks on Route 62

Getting our Kicks on Route 62

We finally left, as ready as we would ever be, on May the 23rd with only two weeks to get to Lesotho and renew our visas! Following the infamous Route 62, we stayed in quirky Montagu, had a drink at the incongruous Ronnie’s Sex Shop, attempted to ride an ostrich and squeezed through a labyrinth of tiny gaps deep underground at the Cango Caves.


Lesotho Road Tripping Recipe (Photo Diary)

Lesotho Road Tripping Recipe (Photo Diary)

High in the Lesotho mountains we meet South African chef, Justin Bonello and the Cooked in Africa crew. This chance encounter makes us feel, more than ever, that we are on the right track and that perhaps our destiny is written in the stars. We contemplate how, like life, every great road trip is about the journey, not the destination and like every great recipe, there are certain key ingredients that are required…


Trouble in Lesotho (Photo Diary)

Trouble in Lesotho (Photo Diary)

Lachlan receives a proposition from a frisky old lady with blood shot eyes, an afro goatee and more than a faint whiff of beer on her breath. Bow Wow alerts us to an intruder by doing his best Scrappy Doo impersonation and then later mysteriously disappears. We finally find a public telephone and call home but as per usual the line to Westridge is engaged.


The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (Photo Diary)

The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (Photo Diary)

Our first border crossing successfully behind us, we experience Lesotho’s unique beauty and simpler way of life that is both humbling and inspiring. We meet a brave Frenchman, finally understand why the Queen waves in the gentle way that she does and Bow Wow learns an important lesson.


Journey to the Wild Coast & Beyond (Photo Diary)

Journey to the Wild Coast & Beyond (Photo Diary)

Lachlan does the World’s highest bungy jump and Bow Wow joins a crew of salty surf mutts at J Bay which leads to a chance encounter with rock star scientist Brian Cox. We spend a few luxurious nights with Lucie’s relatives stocking up on biltong and gaining invaluable advice for the trip ahead. Humbled by the Wild Coast we can feel the bittersweet beauty of Africa’s extremes already getting under our skin and touching our hearts.


Getting our Kicks on Route 62 (Photo Diary)

Getting our Kicks on Route 62 (Photo Diary)

We finally left, as ready as we would ever be, on May the 23rd with only two weeks to get to Lesotho and renew our visas! Following the infamous Route 62, we stayed in quirky Montagu, had a drink at the incongruous Ronnie’s Sex Shop, attempted to ride an ostrich and squeezed through a labyrinth of tiny gaps deep underground at the Cango Caves.


Our Ultimate Weekend in Cape Town

Our Ultimate Weekend in Cape Town

Get the insider knowledge on Cape Town and learn of all the wondrous things to do, see and eat in one weekend. We have managed to narrow down a large list of favourites to bring you our ultimate weekend in the Mother City. Hold on to your hatsies..


Bow Wow in Amongst Tokai’s Trees

Bow Wow in Amongst Tokai's Trees

Just Nuisance by Bow Wow

Just Nuisance by Bow Wow

Bow Wow learns about one of South Africa’s great dogs, Just Nuisance, the only dog ever to be enlisted in the Navy. He pays his respects visiting the life size statue and grave in Simon’s Town and learns about how important a dog can be.


Tails from Driehoek

Tails from Driehoek

Braving the leopards with Bow Wow, a.k.a. Leopard Bait, at Driehoek in the heart of the Cederberg. We meet an excited bushman and Zulu, a dog with two tails. Bow Wow pretends to like cuddles.


Step Back in Time

Step Back in Time

We step back in time to Wupperthal and design some shoes. Bow Wow makes a big impression with his ‘shake hands’ trick at the village school and we meet a German film crew. Mma Ramotswe would approve.


My Friend, Benjamin

My Friend, Benjamin

Meet my friend, Benjamin who helped keep me out of trouble. When staying in Citrusdal, what I thought was a frisbee, was something completely different!
Love ‘n’ Licks, Bow Wow


Beaverlac

Beaverlac

Getting to grips with Afrikaans, camping and constellations. We discover that Bow Wow is half otter in Beaverlac’s crystal pools and that you can take the dog out of the township but you can’t take the township out of the dog.


WE ♡ CT

WE ♡ CT

We are finally hitting the road after several delays so we thought we’d leave you with a few photos of our favourite experiences from this wonderful city. Recently whilst taking Bow Wow to be micro-chipped, we met Dr. Hamish Currie. He will be helping us with any doggie requirements we may need. We also plan to support his charity, ‘Back to Africa’.


Bow Wow’s Distinguishing Features

Bow Wow’s Distinguishing Features

Learn more about Bow Wow and his distinguishing features…


Meeting the girl called Marvelous

Meeting the girl called Marvelous

Distributing food to the township, Imizamo Yethu.


Bow Wow’s First Entry

Bow Wow’s First Entry

I’m Bow Wow, the Vagabond hound!


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