Victoria Falls to Cape Town 2010, Day 1

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.

Lunched at Elephant sands

Botswana side, passport and document stamping went easy and we all had to walk our shoes through a dip (foot and mouth). We, on the bikes, left for fuel but got called back because the luggage truck had to unload the luggage and dip the shoes packed in our overnight bags. Lunched at Elephant sands. Parked at the entrance and driven in to avoid the deep sand on the track in to the lodge.

The lodge surrounds a water hole where elephant come to drink, they come within meters of where we were having lunch, an amazing experience. After lunch straight tar section to Nata lodge. Very nice accommodation in thatched roof huts with a wonderful outdoor shower. Not a bad start to the trip…thanks Motoaventures.

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Article by Greg Jansen (a MotoAventures client)

Greg is a seasoned adventure motorcyclist with a lifelong passion for all things bike. He’s been lucky enough to turn that passion into a thriving business with the launch of his product ‘HelmetLok’ - the small, portable, keyless security product for crash helmets. With other products on offer as well, and distributors in Australia, the USA, Europe, South Africa and parts of Asia, amazingly Greg and his partner Janice still find time to tour!

Originally published on Greg’s website ‘’, this is Greg’s account of their second trip with us.

In his own words; “…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!

So we approached our second trip with a little trepidation. How the hell are they going to better the last trip? In fact how could it possibly be any better? Here’s a diary of our trip.” …suffice to



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