The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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My husband & I (both British) are about to come to the end of our 90 day permitted stay in South Africa. I know we can get another 90 days by leaving the country as the permit finishes & re-entering a day or so later - hence obtaining a new 90 day stay. I also know this can be done by entering Namibia or Botswana, for example, but we are currently quite close to Lesotho & that would be far more convenient. However I have spoken to a few people recently who have said that they don't believe that they issue entry permits/visas at the land border from Lesotho to SA. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge of this, as it's a long drive north to Botswana that we'd rather avoid if possible.
I know we can apply for an extension for our stay via the Home Affairs, but having spoken to several people going through this process, the drive to Botswana seems less hassle!
From my own conversations at two different borders and from the experiences of a married couple (SA/Brit) I know, you will +not+ get given another 90 days if you exit and enter SA. They will only give you 90 days on your first entry. After that they will only give you 30 days. It is all computerised.
Lesotho is kind of considered part of SA when it comes to carnets and visas (even though it isn't). When I came out of Lesotho they just used my original 90 day SA visa, so my days in LS counted on my SA visa. So doubt that will work either. You might have to try and get an extension in the country, but it is hard work etc
Hi guys, I just got back from Mozambique for my second visa 'extension', and I can assure you it's possible by leaving the country and coming back. In my case, no questions asked - even though it was a computerized border. Though, truth be told, someone else I know got refused at the border.. he was told that he had to fly back to his country of origin before he could get a new visa (and this was at the same borderpost where I went for my first visa-run, just south of Gaborone).
I heard from other travelers along the way that they got new visa coming from Lesotho, but also from others that that is not customary for the Lesotho border. So, I guess going to Botswana or Mozambique is your best guess, though still a bit of a gamble.
One word of warning though.. traveling to nicer climates makes the SA cold pretty much unbearable (especially here in Joburg )
I've been living in Lesotho for the last two years. The standard issue visa for entering the RSA is 7days only. You can, however, get 30day or 90day visas if you ask nice. This works best at boarder crossings other than Maseru Bridge. I've gotten the 90day ones without even asking at the Ficksburg/Maputsoe and the Sani crossings.
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