Book review: Zimbabwe on the Road Less Travelled

All images by Gary de Jong

Text and pictures by Eric de Jong and Gary de Jong

The “Old Legs” mantra is Have Fun, Do Good and Do Epic on roads less travelled and this beautiful photographic memoir of their epic cycle tour in Zimbabwe not only shares the beauty of the country, but amuses and entertains at the same time.

“Old Legs” a group of retired cyclists decided to raise awareness and funds for Zimbabwe’s beleaguered pensioners. So they cycled from Harare to Cape Town, from Harare to Kilimanjaro – and climbed it – and then in 2021 to the gorillas in Uganda. Sadly in 2020, due to the coronavirus, regional travel was impossible, so they cycled around the border of Zimbabwe.

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This book records the fun, comradeship, hardships, the people along the way and the incredible diversity and beauty of Zimbabwe. Written and published by Eric de Jong, with wonderful photographs taken by Gary de Jong, this is a stunning coffee table book that will bring back memories of places you knew, or places you dreamt of visiting.

A book to treasure! – Article by Lesley Thomson

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