Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > sub-Saharan Africa

sub-Saharan Africa Topics specific to sub-Saharan Africa. (Includes all countries South of 17 degrees latitude)
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29 Aug 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Posts: 14
New to South Africa and wanting to ride

Hi - I've just moved to Durban and I forgot to pack my BMW! I'm here for a year at the end of which I would much prefer to ride the long way home through Africa rather than just take the boring flight home. I let myself think it would be easier to find a bike here than ship mine from the US. I hope that was not an insurmountable mistake. Anyway, I would like to buy a bike in South Africa. I prefer BMW and my budget prefers airheads to oilheads. A GSPD would be perfect! Please consider me if you are crossing Africa and ending anywhere near SA - I will gladly buy your bike from you! Cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6 Sep 2004
jkrijt's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 543
Just check Bike magazine's like "Bike SA" that you can buy in almost every shopping center. It has lots of "bike for sale" adds with bikes in all price ranges.
Good Luck
__________________
Jan Krijtenburg

My travelbike is a yellow BMW R1100GS
My wifes bike, that I use a lot, is a 1978 Honda CB400T
http://jkrijt.home.xs4all.nl/ (my personal homepage with trip reports)
http://www.krijtenburg.nl/HU_BoZ/ (The HU Motorcycle Travellers Community in my area)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 9 Sep 2004
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Posts: 14
Thanks! That was good advice that was offered by many.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14 Sep 2004
Vaufi's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Munich, the beer capital
Posts: 810
Try this link as well:
http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.za/default.html

Hans
__________________
Only when we pause to wonder
do we go beyond the limits of our little lives.
(Rod McKuen)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21 Sep 2004
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hazyview, South Africa
Posts: 37
I think you have the info needed but if you end up in hazyview, mpumalanga, give me a call and we can go for a short doddle around. some great routes around here.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 28 Sep 2004
ALu ALu is offline
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Neuss, Germany
Posts: 2
Hi Martman,

I will be in Hazyview (if that´s the Hazyview near Kruger) around October 21st, if everything goes by plan.

Care to have a mini-HU-Travellers-meeting ?

cu

Andreas
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 30 Sep 2004
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hazyview, South Africa
Posts: 37
great stuff, if you get there find a pub called Stuck in the Mud, best local around. I live across the road and we can have a frosty. how long will you be in the area?
Quote:
Originally posted by ALu:
Hi Martman,

I will be in Hazyview (if that´s the Hazyview near Kruger) around October 21st, if everything goes by plan.

Care to have a mini-HU-Travellers-meeting ?

cu

Andreas
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 30 Sep 2004
ALu ALu is offline
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Neuss, Germany
Posts: 2
Quote:
<font face="" size="2">how long will you be in the area?</font>
2-3 days in Blyde River Canyon, 6 weeks in ZA, starting from Capetown, north -> Augrabies, east -> Hazyview :-), south -> Durban, northwest -> Lesotho, southwest -> Addo, west -> Capetown

How can I reach you, when I get to Hazyview ?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 3 Oct 2004
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hazyview, South Africa
Posts: 37
you can call me on my mobile,0823237415 and as I said, I live across the road from 'Stuck in the mud pub'. Hazyview is not a big place and most people will be able to give you directions. it is about 3km up the Sabie road from hazyview. Unfortunately I cannot help out with accomodation but can certainly try point you in the right direction if you would like help. there are alot of almost every sort of accomodation in the area because of the Kruger and surrounding areas. let me know if you need anything. call me a day or two before you get here so that I can be sure to be around. see ya.

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:39.