It's not everyday you hear someone share that they willingly walked through the Karoo desert, but Melanie van Zyl's experience may convince anyone to walk through the desert for fun.
The Tankwa Camino was started by Danie and Rhina Pieterse and is in its third year of running, this year 50 people tackled it in April and Getaway Magazine travel writer and photographer, Melanie van Zyl was one of the brave participants.
The journey is 256,6km long and participants walk the whole route over 10 days. Wondering about where the family could go on vacation this summer? Listen to Melanie's account of her experience to Africa Melane on Weekend Breakfast and maybe try something different from the beach: