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On 16 May 2001, Kingsley Holgate, intrepid adventurer, along with his wife, son and expedition team set off from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to follow the invisible line, the Tropic of Capricorn, which runs through ten countries on three continents and the island of Madagascar. The terrain covers bush, desert, mountain and some of the most inhospitable areas found on earth. Follow the expeditioners as they dodge landmines in Mozambique, face man-eating lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, traverse the Kalahari desert in Botswana, before reaching the Atlantic where Namibia’s red dunes meet the sea. From there it’s on to South America, through Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile’s Atacama Desert – driest place on earth. After that, the team battle through the great parallel sand ridges of the Simpson Desert in Australia and trek through the forests of Madagascar. Finally, they return to Africa: to Inhambane, on the Mozambican coast – the very point from which they had started – for the end of the expedition. Relive the irritations of insect bites, the insidious dust that gets everywhere and the exhaustion of travelling non-stop for 358 days around the world. This is Kingsley Holgate at his best! Kingsley Holgate, a self-described ‘romantic adventurer’, is inspired by the African explorers of old. With his family he has undertaken a number of epic trips across the African continent in the past decade. Despite his love of travel and adventure, Kingsley’s roots are planted firmly in ?Zululand.

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