Himeville to Tinfendal. Another brilliant day ride. They say bad things come in threes. One…nearly hit a duiker (small antelope) on the road then some idiot in a lorry decides to overtake another lorry at the bottom of the hill. I pulled off the road and he was still overtaking as he came past…two!
Lesotho to Himeville. This has been the BEST day riding I have ever had. The mornings ride before the fuel stop was superb, up and down dale, beautiful cambered corners and just breath taking scenery. Fuel stop involved buying fuel from roadside vendors selling fuel in old cooking oil bottles.
Pretoria to Katsi Dam (Lesotho). I missed the turn after morning fuel up. Followed what I thought was a couple of our guys and when I got closer noticed they had panniers!!! Zoomed out on the GPS, found the track, cut across and joined the track again. Enjoyed the rest of the morning ride with Rick the Canadian. Lunch then border crossing into Lesotho. First real taste of old Africa. Unbelieveably beautiful country. Started raining and we started climbing. What an epic road, snow at the top of one pass and a rather chilly 2 degrees.
Limpopo to Pretoria. Border crossing on both sides went smoothly, again great natured immigration officers. Shortly after the border we stopped at the turn off to “the little patch of sand”. I do not like riding sand on big bikes, so I chose the alternate route or the “whimps” route. As it turned out the “little patch of sand” turned out to be “not so little”.
Nata to Limpopo. Straight tar road but interesting country side and so different to what we experience here in Australia. Incredibly bad drivers you MUST remain vigil at ALL times. Strangely enough there were loads of speed traps. God only knows how the locals pay fines because they can barely afford to feed themselves…maybe they don’t speed!!! Read more
Vic falls to Nata. After a small stretch of tar our first bit of dirt. Dusty and rocky but easy going. We were stopped at one point because elephant up ahead had winded us and were getting a little agitated because they couldn’t work out where we were. Apparently they desperately wanted to stomp Rick the Canadian for his unsavory comments about elephants made over dinner. Having safely negotiated the irate Jumbos it was on to our first border crossing into Botswana. Zimbabwe side of the border quick and easy, guards in good spirits.
This is our second trip with Motoaventures. Our hosts Su and John really know how to lay on a fantastic trip. Our first trip in 2010 took us from the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, through Namibia, into South Africa and ended in Cape Town. Five years after that trip we were still talking about our holiday with as much enthusiasm as the day the trip finished. Sixteen days of the most spectacular roads through equally spectacular country, each day filled with wonderful surprises. A holiday of a lifetime is really an understatement! Read more
Day 2 of 17 Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Riders, pillions and 4X4 passengers pull away to begin the adventure
The first day of our riding adventure and time to discover what your brand new BMW GS really feels like on the open road!
After a good breakfast, we meet up outside the hotel to get ready for the first day of proper riding. Your luggage is safely stowed on board our 4X4 support vehicle and after a short recap briefing, riders, pillions and 4X4 passengers pull away to begin the adventure
Day 1 of 17 Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Welcome to the ‘Mother City’- Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain.
This multicultural and fascinating harbour city is the starting point of our 5,000 Km, 17 day motorcycle adventure to Victoria Falls – but not before you’ve had a chance to soak up the unique atmosphere, pick up your brand new BMW GS1200LC, meet with us and fellow tourers and have enjoyed an overnight stay in our 4 Star hotel right on the city’s famous waterfront before heading off into the breathtaking interior of Southern Africa for a trip of a lifetime