Victoria Falls to Cape Town 2010, Day 5

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.

I got to the stage where I said “That’s it

The locals had a sit on the bikes photos were taken with their phones (yes they have phones but no money for food!!!!). Great fun had by all. The ride after that was on dirt THE BEST dirt roads I have ever ridden on. I stopped for one photo after another. I got to the stage where I said “That’s it, this is the last photo”, round the next corner and I was repeating myself!

Just fantastic riding on really well surfaced dirt roads, onto snow sections, mud sections and then onto the tar for just the most unbelievable sweepers with fast straight sections. The Chinese have gotten in here and built some amazing roads in exchange for mining rights and such. Lunch at the top of the iconic Sanni pass. Mist moved in, started raining and visibility dropped to 10 meters. Passport stamped in Lesotho then down the pass. Tight turns on dirt, raining, thunder, lightening and more than a little puckering.

SA border at the bottom then on to our accommodation at Moorecroft Manor, beer cold and a welcoming fire. Everyone turned up for dinner in their room dressing gowns very funny, not so much for the other guests! Really looking forward to the rest of the trip. John and Sue at Motoaventures you’ve done it again!!!!

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“If you decide to do this tour you will not be disappointed . The magnificent BMW motorcycles will take you through Southern Africa with ease. Motoaventures with John And Su will look after you with first class knowledge of all you come across on your journey. Accomodation is fantastic from desert resorts to safari lodges. Backup vehicles follow all the way with medical and any assistance needed. I can highly recommend Motoaventures … trip of a lifetime.” – John 

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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