This is the story of an amazingly courageous woman who traveled from Europe to Zimbabwe on her own, and what a story it is!This book really moved me, having been born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa, it made me quite nostalgic and homesick, but at the same time, it was so uplifting and joyful. Dot really brings the scenery to life...
Dot Bekker…my favourite person. I feel like I know but I don’t. I’ve read your book describing your amazing journey about going home to Zimbabwe. I often speak about you like an old friend because you taught me so much by your experiences and the obstacles you had to conquer. You’re still teaching me today with your powerful posts on Facebook...
What an amazing read,what a brave woman!!!I just cant put the book down, shes such a good writer ❤️ (Facebook)
This book was an answered prayer, a daily entertainment and a true inspiration. I feel like I know Dot personally after reading this book.If you want to get to know Africa better and understand the culture that is this beautiful, confusing and addictive continent ...this is the read for you.A must for anyone who wants to hit the A...
I found “Going Home to Africa” a gripping, authentic, informative and humorous book! Gripping…in the countless unpredictable travel/road conditions as well as encounters with people (officials & ordinary citizens). Authentic…the author’s experiences of Africa during her travels are I unembellished but laid bare as th...
From the first chapter I was hooked and followed Dot's adventures down the coast of West Africa with awe. I bought the book because I too am contemplating something similar and within the first few chapters of Dot's book I had gained a huge amount of insight and had re arranged my plans accordingly. As a guideon what to do and how to, I...
Dot took me on the journey of a lifetime. I witnessed the challenges, frustrations, joys and overwhelming beauty of Africa from the comfort of my armchair. Her optimism, determination and pragmatism are inspiring and I am a better person for havingtaken the journey. Wishing you every success and happiness Dot! (Amazon DE)
I had the pleasure of meeting Dot when she was living in Solsona and have followed her adventures on Going Home to Africa on IG. I have been so looking forward to this book and well worth the wait. An epic story of courage, fortitide and sheer determination written with candour and humour. Dot is a truly remarkable woman! (Amazon ES)
This is a brilliant story of a lovely lady driving solo from Northern Africa through many countries to go home to Zimbabwe. This touches my heart as I am from the same country as “Dot” the author. A must read for anyone with the same roots, or just loves a good heartfelt adventure of a lifetime. (Amazon UK)
Going home to Africa is an honest, humble and uplifting account of an incredible adventure and Dot’s fighting spirit and firm belief in the universe working with her is inspiring. From the frustrations and doubts of the early parts of the journey, the reader really shares and partakes in Dot’s journey, blessings on the way, growing sense of p...
Absolutely Compelling I could not put this book down and I am not an avid reader, getting bored quickly. I loved every moment of her journey and her easy writing style! Salute this amazing lady! I was truly sorry when the book came to an end! (from
FANTASTIC BOOK! I LOVED every page of this book and didn't want it to end. I have read many travelogues and this was by far my favourite. I enjoyed Dot's candid style of writing and she covered so many aspects of her journey such as local history, culture, cuisine , fashion ,wildlife, architecture but most of all I loved Dot's vivid d...
My first impression was just: Wow! Hats off! What an impressive book... I can already now say that it is, along with Doris Kearns Goodwin's Pulitzer Price winning book on FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt, the most interesting and captivating read I ever had in front of me (and I read a lot of books...) ... the first pages start with lots of insights, bri...
Dot is one of the most amazing "road" friends we made while overlanding through Africa, and whatever we were doing she brought a tremendous sense of humor to the situation ... started laughing out loud beginning with the forward... (from Facebook)
I absolutely love travelling so this story really spoke to me. Having followed Dot in real time on her epic journey, I’m now absolutely loving the book ... Such an inspiring lady & attitude to life ? Would highly recommend!!! (from Facebook)

About Dot

Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and after having lived in Europe for 20 years she decided to return home but uniquely she decided to drive  through Africa to get there.

She achieved her dream by driving 20,000kms through 18 West African countries over 8.5 months on her own for most of the journey.  Her book of the same title will soon be launched,and you can find out more about Dot or subscribe to the Blog for more.


Kusasa Scholarship Fund

Alongside my journey I've decided to raise funds for scholarships for girl's education in Zimbabwe, find out more about that here, to contribute to the Scholarship Fund please do so here.