Couple complete epic drive between the Dundees of South Africa and Scotland via Kenya

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Kevin and Donna Krummeck have driven from Dundee in South Africa to Dundee in Scotland. Photo: Facebook/Dundee 2 Dundee

A globetrotting couple who set off on a cross-continental trip travelling between the Dundees in South Africa and Scotland have completed their epic 25,000km drive.

Kevin, 55, and Donna Krummeck, 53, have travelled from the coal mining town of Dundee in South Africa to Donna’s hometown of Dundee in Scotland on March 15, travelling through two continents and 22 countries, including Kenya.

Their journey, through South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, was made in a customised Land Rover Defender which Kevin bought for £15,000 and spent £12,000 modifying.

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Kevin and Donna Krummeck passed through Kenya on their journey from Dundee in South Africa to Dundee in Scotland. Photo: Facebook/Dundee 2 Dundee

From Alexandria in Egypt, the couple travelled to Istanbul in Turkey by ship, before driving through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and England – before arriving in Scotland after three months on the road.

Amazingly, they had no breakdowns during the trek, but were delayed by 342 checkpoints, all but two of them during the African leg of the journey.

The couple, who have two children and own The Village Tavern restaurant in Margate, South Africa dreamt up the trip in 2017 to mark their 30th wedding anniversary.

South African charity ‘Give a Child a Family’, which helps children in local orphanages that have either been abandoned by their parents or have lost their parents to HIV AIDS, has also benefitted from the trip with the couple raising £12,000 along the way.

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