Nostalgia - Frank's Blog
I have landed on this picture from 2001. This is a U1250 double cab snapped somewhere in the Kalahari. I did a shamefully basic camper van which contained three sheets of plywood and foam rubber for the kids’ beds. I slept across the front seats and my wife across the back seats.
Cuisine was a gas ring on a bottle with a luxury piece of wire mesh to make a barbeque on 3 stones. We’ll not discuss the other facilities. We shipped to Durban, went from Joburg through Botswana - enjoying Kalahari, Okavango and more.
When heading north through Tchobe I somehow managed to drive inadvertently across the Tchobe river and had to go back through when I realised my mistake. Bow wave part way up the windscreen slightly alarming when alone with kids in the bundu!
We went on through Zambia and through the recently washed out Mana Pools reserve. I had always been a bit sceptical of the obsession with attack and departure angles – but I found myself chiselling dried river bed mud out of the headlights after we crossed back into Zimbabwe.
The following year we took the mog up through the Kruger and into Mozambique…