London to Cape Town trio edge closer as they make headway into Southern African territory

Karen, James and Spence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: Instagram

Karen, James and Spence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: Instagram

Published Jun 20, 2024


Victory for Karen, James and Spence is on the horizon as the trio have made their way out of West African territory and into Southern Africa.

The road-tripping friends set out on a mammoth task of travelling from London to Cape Town by road. Their journey started in March and they have travelled over 10 426 miles (16836.957km) in 84 days.

In their latest posts on Instagram, they revealed that they have entered the Southern African territory and that they were in Luanda, the capital of Angola.

But since they don’t always post in real time, a TikTokker @Jasmine130895, revealed that she spotted the trio and Edna, their car, in Namibia, one of South Africa’s neighbouring countries.

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“Edna has made it to Namibia 🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾🍾🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦 #fypviralシviral #namibiantiktoker🇳🇦 #london2capetown,” read Jasmine’s post.

The trio’s journey has been a long and bumpy adventure with them almost having to discontinue their trip after their car experienced mechanical issues.

Karen, James and Spence have crossed countries including France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana, to name a few.

Commenting on Jasmine’s post, TikTok users speculated on where the trio could be in real time.

TikTok user, @tippytee15, said: “Edna is in SA already mos.”

Another user, @aloeone2, said: “No maan I just checked Karen Instagram they're in Zim. they are probably gonna be in Southa today or in the next following days.”

@ottymulunga said: “What a journey... Only now I understand why you didn't give up on Edna 😍😍😍😘.”

@kneaca_tango added: “South Africans please start preparing a braai for them before the woods get wet by the cold. they're almost there.”