Wanderlust Adventure

My Wanderlust

I am so excited I could almost burst. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls. My Wanderlust spirit will get to fly … or ride in this case!

Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we all know that the girls will breathe fresh life into them and recharge their batteries, whilst spoiling the girls with love and attention, as all grandchildren do and deserve.

But nonetheless, our trip is booked, our route is planned, our accommodation reserved.

I love travelling. It’s not about the destination for me. It’s about the journey. The adventure. The scenery. The feast on the eyes!

If you don’t already know, we’re going on a motorbike. A BMW, GS 1200 Adventure. It’s my first time on a ‘biking tour.

Yes, I’m nervous. Yes, I know it’s ambitious. Yes, I want to do it.

My husband has made sure I’m kitted out correctly (he always is!). My kids are in the best hands possible, and our lives are in order … read here if you don’t know what I mean.

Our plan is to do 3 countries in 3 days!

Like I said, ambitious. FYI, not only am I a novice, but I had both hips replaced in 2015, less than 2 years ago.

Our itinerary looks like this:

  • Day 1: South Africa to Swaziland
  • Day 2: Swaziland to South Africa to Lesotho
  • Day 3: Lesotho too home, South Africa.

If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, I suggest you do! I will post awesome photos along the way. 


  1. Safe travels, take care of the “mobile traffic lights” AKA cows that appear from nowhere in Swaziland. If you’re going through Oshoek and out through Golela, there may be queues. Have loads of fun!

    1. Thanks for the tips. I don’t recognize those names but my husband is chief organizer so will check with him.

  2. Pre-kids, the Mrs. and I went on a biking trip through Tuscany. No doubt, the best way to see, feel and be immersed in a new place. I jealous and very happy for you both!

  3. I could never go on a motorbike tour..but I haven’t even begun to really put things all in order xD BTW, you’re missing the link in the “read here” part. Have a great time! #globalblogging

    1. That’ll teach me to stick to posting from the laptop instead of the ipad! Thanks again – link is now working.

  4. Wow. Cool. Life is definitely about the journey. Have fun and be safe. #dreamteam

  5. Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to see those photo’s on Instagram. What a gorgeously scenic route!! WOW…. Super jealous! Look after yourselves and have fab time!!! #globalblogging

    1. Thanks. I’m a bit nervous, but more so about actually sitting on the bike for the length of time it’s going to take us, but I’ve been assured we will stop often.

        1. haha … I’m also terrified of nodding off. Husband says he’s going to strap me to him just in case! lol

          1. You should get yourself one of those toddlers walking leashes ??… Definitely has an iPod or some music entertainment. X

          2. Ya he got me one of those radios that they link up via helmets so we can talk to each other and play music etc.

  6. That is gong to be fun. Will keep a look out on IG for the photos! Road tripping through SA region is always spectacular. #globalblogging

  7. Amazing – you’ll have a fabulous time!! SO SO SO JEALOUS! #globalblogging

  8. Your quote drew me in and I think it’s great you are going to make so many memories together. #MarvMondays

  9. OH WOW! This sounds simply amazing!!! What a great adventure. Hope you have a safe and fabulous holiday. I look forward to reading about it. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    1. Thanks very much. Praying the weather holds out at the moment as we woke up to rain today.

  10. Wowee I am very impressed. My grandparents went to Swaziland and thought it was an awesome experience. You certainly are going to have an amazing time, can’t wait to hear about it! Enjoy and good luck on your bike x #blogginggoodtime

  11. Wow, this sounds amazing and I just know you’re going to have an amazing time! Can’t wait to read about it – your girls will love spending this time with their grandparents too! How lovely!

    1. Thanks very much. We are all very excited. Collected my parents from the airport today so we’re all set!

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