Sunday 22 September 2013

We are all for Rhino's #iam4rhinos

Since today is world Rhino day (#iam4rhinos), we thought we'd do a blog about these wonderful beasts in the wild.

Recently one of our clients rented an adventure motorcycle from us and did a bespoke route trip from Cape Town South Africa, to Namibia via Etosha along the top of the Caprivi strip to Kasane at Chobe in Botswana, through the Okavango Delta and back down to Cape Town. We put him on the equivalent of the first half of our Three Oceans and Vic Falls Tour route.

Along the way in Etosha Pan he took some pictures of the Rhino's in Etosha just last month which we thought we'd publish just to show you there are still a few out there that deserve our collective support.





We are doing this to drum up more support for www.iam4rhinos.com so lets hope all this helps to save these wonderful beasts

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Karoo - Day6 Leg21 - End ride farewell

Well all great times come to an end at some point, This was one of them. It had been an awesome 8 day outing with two days spent resting in the middle, and 3 days riding out and 3 days riding back. We had been through some incredible places with spectacular views and amazing roads. We'd stayed at friendly and clean accommodation reasonably.

Now arrived at the One Stop services just outside Cape Town for a final coffee and to let the rush hour traffic settle down before each heading in our different directions home. We were already planning the next trip, but said goodbyes and left.

This is the daily blog from Africa4Adventure.com. A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours and motorbike hire on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.


Made it!

Sun sets on the trip and on the day




Tuesday 12 June 2012

Karoo - Day6 Leg20 - More Montegu pass

This is an incredible biking road because of the twisties, openness, mountain scenery and relatively good surface. It's a reasonably quiet road too so not too much traffic.

We were now on a rush to get home as time was running out in the day, so we took pictures in the early stages, then just bolted to the N1.

This is the daily blog from Africa4Adventure.com. A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karooiking road maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours and motorbike hire on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.


Beautiful place to ride















Monday 11 June 2012

Karoo - Day6 Leg19 - Montagu pass

We rode on down the R62 through Barrydale and got to Montagu. Once there we decided to take the back way through the wine valley to the N1 as opposed to heading along the R62 to Robertson back to Cape Town. We had not taken this route before and were blown away by how beautiful it was, with mountain scenery, passes, twisty bends, etc.

This is the daily blog from Africa4Adventure.com. A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours and motorbike hire on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.











Friday 08 June 2012

Karoo - Day6 Leg18 - Ronnies Sex shop

You may or may not be aware, but through the Karoo along the Route 62 which goes down the back of the mountains in-land from the sea, is a little farm shop called Ronnies Sex Shop. It's a legendary place to stop. It's of course a must do stop when you are on the long hot and thirsty road in either direction.

They are also such a friendly bunch of people too, and offer true SA hospitality when you pop in there. We got Ronnie and his son to come outside and have their picture taken with us which was great. Thanks guys!

The story goes that Ronnie opened a farm stall, and one of his mates wrote "Sex" between Ronnies and Shop and suddenly his turnover went through the roof! And the rest is history.

This is the daily blog from Africa4Adventure.com. A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours and motorbike hire on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.












Thursday 07 June 2012

Karoo - Day6 Leg17 - Calitzdorp stop

On arriving in Calitzdorp we immediately headed into a well known Pizza restaurant we have visited many times before called Lorenzo's. We needed food and this was one of the best places to get it, especially because we just both felt like pizza. The have a nice garden area out the back and so we parked up and wondered through there and sat down. While we were sitting there a few little tweety birds we wondering around on the floor looking for crumbs.

This was the last food stop before heading back home. After lunch and a few phone calls, we went off to the garage. We had come off many km's of gravel roads so we needed to get our tyres up to the right pressure for tar because from now on we were on the tar R62 route to Cape Town.

This is the daily blog from Africa4Adventure.com. A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours and motorbike hire on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.