About us

Welcome to Padkos.co!

We’re David and Maike, your guides to the hidden gems and scenic routes of Southern Africa. Padkos, meaning “food for the road” in Afrikaans, perfectly captures the spirit of our travels. Whether a leisurely road trip or an adventurous expedition, a good journey is always made better with some great snacks and even better company.

Who We Are:

  • David: Born and raised in the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, I have a passion for exploring the mountains, beaches, and urban landscapes of my hometown. My love for adventure drives me to uncover the best spots for hiking, surfing, and savoring local cuisine.
  • Maike: Hailing from the beautiful Windhoek, Namibia, my heart belongs to the expansive deserts, wildlife, and unique culture of my homeland. I thrive on discovering hidden trails, cozy lodges, and the rich history of Namibia.

Our Journey:

Our paths crossed, and we discovered our mutual love for travel and exploration. Together, we’ve ventured through every corner of South Africa, Namibia, and many more places. Through Padkos.co, we aim to share our experiences, tips, and favorite spots with fellow travelers.

What We Offer:

  • Travel Guides: Detailed guides to help you explore Cape Town, Windhoek, and beyond.
  • Insider Tips: Local secrets and recommendations you won’t find in typical tourist brochures.
  • Culinary Adventures: From street food to fine dining, discover the flavors of Southern Africa.
  • Cultural Insights: Learn about the rich history, traditions, and people of the places we love.
  • Adventure Ideas: Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a leisure traveler, we’ve got you covered.

Join us as we embark on new adventures, revisit old favorites, and continue uncovering Southern Africa’s magic. At Padkos.co, we’re not just sharing travel tips; we’re sharing a piece of our hearts and the stories that make every journey unforgettable.

Thank you for being part of our travel community. Let’s hit the road and make some memories together!

Safe travels, David & Maike

A few of our favorite photos

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