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Namibia and Botswana

Tropic of Capricorn Episode 1 of 4

Following the success of Equator, Simon Reeve embarks on a journey along the tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude which cuts through Southern Africa, Australia and South America. During his epic journey around the world, he uncovers extraordinary stories from the southern hemisphere.

The first leg sees Simon crossing the beautiful landscapes of Namibia and Botswana. He has a close encounter with hungry cheetahs and visits the world's largest diamond mine. He crosses the Kalahari Desert in search of the famous Bushmen, who claim they have been evicted from their ancient homelands.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 3 Aug 2014 19:00
BBC Two except Scotland, Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterSimon Reeve
ProducerSam Bagnall
ProducerSophie Todd