Horizons unlimited gathering
We’ve also just come back from the first ever South African Horizons unlimited gathering. Horizons is a community of overland travelers, using various modes of transport to travel round the world on extended trip. As you can imagine we met many interesting people including the first women to circumnavigate Africa on a motorcycle solo, also another women who has crossed the Sahara on a camel. I’ve outlined some of the people below encase you’re interested in their stories!
We decided to take the opportunity to present a short workshop on combining over landing with film making. I think it was received well and brought up a few interesting discussions about what has worked for people and what hasn’t. For me it really highlighted that traveling through Africa on a motorcycle is not a story by itself, it is a mode of transport, the story needs to come from something in addition to that. I think some people were struggling to see a bigger picture than shooting a holiday video of their travels. We also got interviewed by a local (NW) paper and our photograph taken for an article covering the event. We haven’t yet seen if anything came of that.
Otherwise it was a great place to get practical advice on overlanding. Medical insurance, carnet documents, border crossings. etc etc. We really enjoyed meeting these people and our hosts put on a great event.
Again, check out the links below for information on the various people we met!
There’s only a couple of people mentioned below, but there were many others too. Some more information can be found on the event below: