• Petra Vandecasteele

What does it mean to be a man in 2020?

I have received several requests to organise a 4x4 South Africa adventure in the wilderness and I believe there is no better time to action it than now. More than ever do we need to spend time outdoors; feel the sun on our skin, the wind through our hair, the rain drops on our lips. The sense of freedom and space. The absence of constant stimuli to give our minds and senses much needed peace and quiet.

This 4x4 South Africa Adventure, however, will be a ‘men only’ experience, because there are times in life when men just need to be men without the complications of modern day gender confusion. I am a feminist at heart, but don’t get me wrong. I am first and foremost a woman and embrace how my femininity defines me. I would like to see a revival of the masculine man which is not to be confused with macho. How does masculinity define the modern man? I’d like to know. So here are my 2 questions to you: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? And 2 more: How does a woman make you feel like a man? How does a man make you feel like a woman?

So, to come back to the 4x4 South Africa Adventure:

The route will be planned by me and your expedition leader will be Herbert Brauer, Namibian born wildlife cameraman of the award-winning National Geographic documentary ‘The Last Lioness’ (read interview). He’s a fantastic team leader who – other than filming & photography – knows all about the bush, the rugged terrain, its wildlife and … mechanics.

Gentlemen, drop your ties and suits, leave your responsibilities behind for a few days, and join the Kids of Nature 4x4 South Africa Adventure to explore one of the most extraordinary 4x4 routes bordering Namibia and Botswana. We'll take you through rocky, mountainous terrain alongside the Orange River and then right onto the sandy tracks of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The adventure is planned to start end November 2020 for 16 days. There will be a selection process and there is only space for 10 participants in 5 vehicles.

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Keen to join? Send me an email now and tell me you'd love to find out more!


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