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Old 23 May 2009
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Cape town to Turkey 07/09

Hi all,

I'm currently in Ghana after losing my two travelling companions for various family reasons and will hopefully be reaching South Africa by late June early july.

Rather than flying back to england from cape town I'll be continuing up the east coast of africa and back through europe all going well. If anyone is around or is planning a similar trip around this time and would like to meet up please let me know.

Cheers,

Mike D
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Old 29 May 2009
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Cape to Cairo

I plan to leave Cape Town about 15 September to ride the east coast route. Will you still be around by then? If not, lets meet in South Africa to compare notes: I have just completed Alaska to Ushuaia 2007 -09.
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I'm away in Mozambique till 15th July so if you end up around Hazyview I can offer a bed, a and some food if you need a spot to crash over for a bit before you head North up the East side.
Martin
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It may be possible that I also will not get away till then, experiecing all sorts of difficulties the current one being the gabon border!

I'd be more than happy to meet up in south africa when I arrive to compare notes over a few s!
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Hi All
right now I'm applying for visas (seem that south African visa and Malawi is really pain in the ---- for Egyptian !!!)
Planning to ship the bike by air to South Africa and ride the east coast to Egypt
i hope to be in South Africa in July (as Egyptian need all visas before i depart Egypt but not Sudan ) so its lots of work
please keep updating so we can meet some where
cheers
Omar
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Old 11 Jun 2009
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Hi Omar, when you get here, give me a shout. I am in Johannesburg until August, then Cape Town until 12 September when two of us ride north along the east coast to Cairo. If it suits your timing, perhaps we can ride some ways together?
David
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It may be possible that I also will not get away till then, experiecing all sorts of difficulties the current one being the gabon border!

I'd be more than happy to meet up in south africa when I arrive to compare notes over a few s!
Hey Wolfie
I am in London until 24 June. Call me when you get there: +2783 388 0444.
If you need accommodation etc, I can help
Cheers
David
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Hi Omar, when you get here, give me a shout. I am in Johannesburg until August, then Cape Town until 12 September when two of us ride north along the east coast to Cairo. If it suits your timing, perhaps we can ride some ways together?
David
Hi David
thanks a lot ,right now i'm fighting with Egypt air to reduce the cost of shipping the bike (they wants 3850 us for the bike shipping )errrrrrrrrrr
i will need your help in few things ,hope you don't mind to ask?
need to buy alu panniers (zega or any others ) can i find it in South Africa J.brg ?
need side tank bags (as on your bike ) where to get it from ?
tires? can i find t66 for example in South Africa ,for honda xrv africa twin (130 or 140 /17 rear and 21 front .is it like in Europe for the price?
camping gear can i get it most of what i want in j.brg? as i will be based there to sort the bike and fix it shopping then drive to Cape town and from there depend on visas i can get to make my very flexible route ?
if i need to make a good service for honda africa twin ,do you recommend any good mechanic in J.brg?
thanks a lot
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Hi Omar

I am shipping my bike to South Africa From New Zealand in about 6 weeks. Will meet up with Daid in Cape Town for departure in September. I am looking forward to the trip north, Should be a great adventure.
It sounds like the cost of shipping from Egypt is very expesive. Shipping from NZ is about $1500 NZD to Capetown, Is there a boat that goes South from Egypt for shipping?
I will be traveling on a XF 650 so hopefully it lasts the beating north.
Might catch up at some stage.

Cheers Miles
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Omar,
Check out www.mosskays.co.za or Full Throttle or Home-World of Accessories these are some of the bigger accesory stores in Jhb and might give you some idea of prices in SA as apposed to Europe. As far as tyres and servicing goes, there is more than enough in Jhb. Hope this helps. Good luck with the visa problems.
Martin
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Hi every one
finally i'm in South Africa ,my bike is almost ready ,need to check few things ,and then take more vaccinations then ride and ride ,
right now i'm in Jo'burg ,think in a week i will head to Cape then don't know
cant go to Namibia nor Botswana (visa and carnet issues )so think about mozambique or Zimbabwe then ride up

Vagamoto ,Miles1 , martman
you can mail me or call me on 0721032762
Omar
hope to meet you guys and talk about route ,planning and every thing
cheers
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Hey guys, I'm currently in cape town if anyone is still about. I'm planning on leaving in the next week or so towards lesotho/swazi before going into botswana.

If anyone needs any info or would lke to join up for a short period let me know.

I plan to go via botswana/zimbabwe/zambia/malawi northwards
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Hey guys, I'm currently in cape town if anyone is still about. I'm planning on leaving in the next week or so towards lesotho/swazi before going into botswana.

If anyone needs any info or would lke to join up for a short period let me know.

I plan to go via botswana/zimbabwe/zambia/malawi northwards
Hi Wolfie
when you will be in Zembabwe?
we can meet
after i'm going to Zambia (cant go to Malawi ,botswana cause of the carnet )
you might sms me on 002 010 170 30 58
cheers
Omar
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Old 27 Sep 2009
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hey Wolfie, Omar
we are still here waiting for Miles' bike to land. Hope to leave in 4 days. Call if you are round here. 083 388 0444: cheers, David
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Hey guys, currently in swaziland and will most likey be heading over to gaborone in the few days. I expect to be in zimbabwe in around 2.5-3wks. best way to contact me is via email mike.dunn@espsystex.co.uk.

be warned though, I've recently had an accident on one of the dirt roads up the garden route, kid on a bicycle not looking where he was going so go carefull. I have a friend who recently had a similar accident with the cyclists, they seem to veer to the right as you approach?????
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