Two silver haired adventurers in a
1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

From Cape to Cairo to London

The story of Mike and Jeanette van Ginkel, two colourful South African characters and adventurers in aviation, who decided to take their lifelong adventure to the road.

In 2007, Mike came across a magnificent 1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit.
She soon became part of their lives and promoted their
big adventure … the Silver Spirit Adventure.

“Over lunch one day we chatted –why not drive her to Botswana - Why
stop at Botswana – Let’s see if we can get to Kenya – Let’s go from
Cape to Cairo !!! And on to London?”

And so the adventure was born …

At the end of March 2008 Mike and Jeanette van Ginkel departed on an
epic drive to prove that you are never too old to dream, and that
dreams can become reality.

On 29 May 2008 the Silver Spirit Adventure reached London.
Dreams really can come true!

This is the story of their epic trip………

The Silver Spirit Adventure has now been made into a fascinating 8-part TV series which is to be shown worldwide. And now Mike has started on his book.

Mike and Jeanette van Ginkel
The Silver Spirit Adventurers

Pyramids in Egypt

The Adventure begins


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