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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Shipping a car to Cape Town - any problems expected?
Hi - having been stung by Australian quarantine after shipping a Land Rover to Sydney, we are off to South Africa, Cape Town and am wondering whether there will be any issues that I should be expecting? Do I have to hire a customs agent (and you have to in Oz) or can I just pick up the car at the docks and drive in out? Any help greatly appreciated - Cheers.
Only shipped out of Cape town back to UK, not other way round but used an agent as it was easier, they now the customs guys, they just turned up and left, didn't check anything. They also sorted out getting a place to load the container and sorting the guys to strap everything down but at the same time I was able to run that so I know they didn't accidently strap round the wrong thing and damage the vehicle. The only thing is it was more expensive than when I shipped from Sydney to London and this was down to the different port charges. (You could avoid some of this by possibly not using an agent but you still have to pay for somewhere for the container to go whilst its opened, and access, etc.
Get a shipping agent. It's cheap and makes things a lot easier.
If you have a carnet you will have the vehicle cleared within hours after offloading. They only check VIN and engine number and compare with your papers.
The thing gets a bit more lengthy if you plan to temporarily import as you will have to pay import duties and VAT. In this case try to be here a few days before the car arrives.
Anyway rather get a carnet if there is any way to get one.
Email me if you need a recommendation for a shipping agent in Cape Town.
We have arrived at Cape Town, and in addition to the boat being over two weeks late, the quote to clear the vehicle through customs etc is R7,500, which is 750 GBPounds, and almost as much as we paid to get the vehicle through Australian customs and quarantine!!
Some of you guys said it is quick and cheap - how so?
HELP - there must be a better solution.
Names of recommended agents will be appreciated as I will ring them ASAP.
7500 Rand sounds an awful lot looking at you having a carnet for the Landy.
Maybe the best to take all your paperwork and make your way down to the customs warehouse in the Foreshore. Bring some patience to ask your way around and try to clear the car yourself.
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