I’ve not been to many places in Africa but it does intrigue me. Of course, it’s possible to travel independently in Africa but I wouldnt know where to start. I think going overland from Morocco (crossing from Gibraltar) and somehow getting all the way down to Cape Town would be a phenomenal journey. I’m guessing it would be a little different than a gap year in Thailand!

There’s a small football tournament taking place in South Africa in June 2010 and would be a fantastic place to cap off a memorable overland trip through Africa. There’s plenty of noise now about travelling to the South Africa World Cup, tickets sound like a nightmare to get hold of but FIFA have put up Fan Fests or Fanzones that anyone can attend and watch the games on massive screens. Travelsupermarket.com have put together a nifty guide to watching England in South Africa which also gives information on travellling to and from Englands group games, the precautions you need to take in South Africa (not got the best reputation for safety) and what else there is to do in the locations where Englands games are taking place – Rustenburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.