The trip preparations and completition

Written by Sven Larsen  -  Updated on 2019-09-05

 Car fixing

2019-09-04 Parking break cable

The issue with the parking break cable needs to be solved, so we will be replace it in Windhoek.

I talked to Henry Bisschof from LRON and we will set an appointment when I'm in Windhoek.

16 Joule Street, Southern Industrial Area.

Car transport

Roll-On / Roll-Off and HC Container



2019-04-29, 2019-05-15 Seabridge, Car transport

Receiving first offers for car transport from and to Port Elizabeth. 

After some calls and discussions we changed the destinations to Walvis Bay and return from Port Elizabeth, SA. Transport starts from Bremerhaven.

Solution will be an Ro-Ro transport, so I have to prepare the car with some additional safety features.



Reservation form and required documents provided to Seabridge

Departure will be from Antwerp, what requires an additional trip to Belgium.

I also decided to take the transport insurance. Price is arround 1% of the vehicle value incl. transport costs.



Booking confirmation received

  • Shipping company:     NMT Shipping
  • Ship:                                 Glovis Captain GPT034
  • Scheduled handover:  until 2019-08-22  10:00
  • Scheduled departure: 2019-08-27 from Antwerp
  • Scheduled  arrival:        2019-09-19 in Walvis Bay

Link to ship data

Link to ship position


We will drive to Antwerp on 2019-08-18 and will handover the car on 2019-08-19 here:

Quay 1241 ICO Terminal

Haandorpweg 2

Kallo – Antwerp



We will stay at Van der Valk Hotel Beveren and travel back the day after from Antwerp via train to Amsterdam and fly back with KLM to Hamburg.

  • KL 2992 Antwerp - Amsterdam
  • Departure Mon 19 Aug 2019 13:30 
  • Antwerp - Antwerp Central Railway Station (ZWE), Belgium
  • Arrival Mon 19 Aug 2019 14:25 
  • Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  • Travel time 0h55m 

Transfer time  2h20m

  • KL 1783 Amsterdam - Hamburg
  • Departure Mon 19 Aug 2019 16:45 
  • Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  • Arrival Mon 19 Aug 2019 17:50 Terminal 1 
  • Hamburg - Hamburg (HAM), Germany
  • Travel time 1h5m


The hauler in Namibia will be:

Eddi Dichtl      

Condor Logistical Support & Services CC

Premises B, 197 Nangolo Mbumba Drive, Walvis Bay, Namibia




Received cargo insurance Policy for the YETI from Antwerp to Walvis Bay. Insured by Allianz Esa (ADS Güterversicherung 1973 in der Fassung 1984 / TR 407/96)  


Driving to Antwerp and setup all safety features, after fixing an issues with the starter motor.

Car was not starting again after parking at the hotel. VAB Breakdown Assistance fixed the issue (corroded ground connection to the engine block).

We also got great feedback from the OB emergency message call. We got a contact of an Defender expert in Antwerp. 



Did some photos of the car and drove to the ICO Terminal to handover the car.

Handover was smooth and easy and took just 1 hour.

Took the taxi to Antwerp Central Rail Station and used the train in direction to Amsterdam.

 From Amsterdam we took the plane back to Hamburg.



Send a customs declaration to Seabridge (value of my motorhome which I use for tourist purpose has a value of approx. EUR 23.000,-). Document was required form the Antwerp customs.



After a phone call with Seabridge I received a verbal loading confirmation for the YETI. I will also receive an invoice for the shipment.  

Talked to the hauler Eddi Dichtl in Namibia. We agreed a handover of the required documents prior to the pick date in Walvis Bay. He will also take care about the road tax paper that is required (400N$). 



Received final freight invoice for shipment to Walvis Bay. Freight incl. port charges in Antwerp is 1.955,-EUR. 



Received Express Bill Of Lading for the return handover at Walvis Bay. The hauler is informed by Seabridge an has received all documents except CdP.


Travel arrangements




Travel arrangements from Hamburg (GER) to Windhoek (NAM) 2019-09-10


  • KL 1784 Hamburg - Amsterdam
  • Departure Tue 10 Sep 2019 18:35 Terminal 1 
  • Hamburg - Hamburg (HAM), Germany
  • Arrival Tue 10 Sep 2019 19:45 
  • Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  • Travel time 1h10m

Transfer time  3h10m

  • KL 575 Amsterdam - Windhoek
  • Departure Tue 10 Sep 2019 22:55 
  • Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  • Arrival Wed 11 Sep 2019 11:05 
  • Windhoek - Hosea Kutako Intl. (WDH), Namibia
  • Travel time 12h10m

Total travel time  16h30m




Travel arrangements from Port Elizabeth (SA) to Hamburg (GER) 2020-01-08

  • FA 233 Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg
  • Departure Wed 8 Jan 2020 18:55 
  • Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), South Africa
  • Arrival Wed 8 Jan 2020 20:35 Terminal B 
  • Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), South Africa
  • Travel time 1h40m

Transfer time  3h20m

  • KL 592 Johannesburg - Amsterdam
  • Departure Wed 8 Jan 2020 23:55 Terminal B 
  • Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), South Africa
  • Arrival Thu 9 Jan 2020 10:20 
  • Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  • Travel time 11h25m

Transfer time  2h45m

  • KL 1781 Amsterdam - Hamburg
  • Departure Thu 9 Jan 2020 13:05 
  • Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  • Arrival Thu 9 Jan 2020 14:10 Terminal 1 
  • Hamburg - Hamburg (HAM), Germany
  • Travel time 1h5m


Total travel time  20h15m


Carnet de Passage

The Carnet de Passage (CdP) is an international customs document. It is required in certain countries of Africa, Asia and South America as well as in Australia and New Zealand for duty-free and temporary importation of a vehicle.

2019-05-27 Carnet de Passage

Sign up for the Carnet de Passage, after spending crazy, shit,.... amount of money just for deposit and issuing fee.

Hopefully that was the biggest financial milestone, at least for now...

At June 4th the ADAC confirmed all documents and deposits are ok, the CdP handover takes place on June 12th.



CdP received, forwarded to SeaBridge for reservation of transport.


2019-06-12 Last vaccination today

  • 3 x Rabies (2019-05-22 - 05-29 - 06-12) / RABIPUR
  • Meningococcal ACWY (2019-04-04) / NIMENRIX
  • Typhus (2019-04-14) / TYPHIM Vi
  • Hepatitis B (2019-04-17) / ENGERIX-B Adult
  • Yellow Fever (2019-04-04) / STAMARIL
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio/Pertusis [whooping cough] (2019-04-17) / BOOSTRIX

Overland Expo in Germany

2019-06-18 - 06-23 Abenteuer & Allrad / Bad Kissingen

Meetup with friends and members from Overland Bound.
The first real Annual Meet up for Overland Bound members at the biggest Expo for Overlanding in the World.

Buying latest equipment to finalize setup for Africa.


2019-06-19 watch the photos from the Expo and Camp Area

Link to the photos.

Return to Germany

After the offer from African Overlanders I changed the flights and arranged to drop the car at African Overlanders for shipping in a HC Container instead of RoRo for less.


Fly back from Cape Town with KLM on January 20th 2020 (00:30hh)

  • KL0598: Cape Town (CPT) - Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS)
  • KL1781: Amstdam - Schiphol (AMS) - Hamburg (HAM)


Preparation of the car for container transport and a last photo of the car before leaving Africa.

Stay at a Hotel on the beach close to the pickup place of YETI.

Pickup the car in Rotterdam 2020-02-28