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Old 21 Mar 2013
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Europe to South Africa - May 2013

Hi Guys and Girls,

I know the schedule is tight, but I am considering setting off from Poland to South Africa through the West Coast at the beginning of May on a motorcycle (Suzuki DR650SE), I suppose it will take 1,5 - 3 months, depending on the conditions and free time. I am looking to team up with some other travellers.

I am 30 y.o. male and have been to Africa a few times before - but mostly to the Eastern and Southern parts. I have travelled from Morocco to South Africa on local transport through the East Coast. I am used to the local conditions and plan to camp in wild whenever possible. I am also a non-complaining type of person, which might be a crucial virtue for this kind of trip

If you would like to join please feel free to contact me - I will be happy to have company, even for some parts of the route.

Best regards!
Szymon

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Still looking for travellers in that area!
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Hello Szymon,

i´m sure it helps you not to much, but i start the same trip in the end of septembre 2013 from east germany with a yamahe tenere.... i have time for four months, and my expirience is a trip with the motobike from germany down to capetown on the eastroute druing the winter 2009/2010 also in 4 month.

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Hello Szymon,

i´m sure it helps you not to much, but i start the same trip in the end of septembre 2013 from east germany with a yamahe tenere.... i have time for four months, and my expirience is a trip with the motobike from germany down to capetown on the eastroute druing the winter 2009/2010 also in 4 month.

cheers

thomas
Hi Thomas!

Good luck with your trip! I am setting off this Thursday and will be in a hurry to get to DRC and Angola until my visas expire :-)

Regards!
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I suppose it will take 1,5 - 3 months,
You must be joking. This way you will not see anythiny along the road. I spend one year for the westcoast. Only to get the visa for angola allready took me three months...

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You must be joking. This way you will not see anythiny along the road. I spend one year for the westcoast. Only to get the visa for angola allready took me three months...

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Lucky you! 3 months is all I can afford and organize at the moment. Still better than staying home :-) The good thing is that because I have to hurry to enter Angola because of the visa, I will have more time to enjoy Angola and Namibia.

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Haha well i hold thumbs for you and im looking forward to read if you have managed the whole trip in such a short time. You said you have been to africa before so you know the road konditions...
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We drove the west coast at the end of 2012, with a two month timeframe.

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Maybe the information provided there help you for planning your own daily progress.

We drove by car - and the timeframe was enough (more is always better).

But I dont know how many km you can ride with a bike a day, without to be stressed and so on..
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We drove the west coast at the end of 2012, with a two month timeframe.

Trans-Africa

Maybe the information provided there help you for planning your own daily progress.

We drove by car - and the timeframe was enough (more is always better).

But I dont know how many km you can ride with a bike a day, without to be stressed and so on..
Thanks. It seems that I will be pretty much following your route :-) I have the same initial route planned to reach SA. I will go through your trip report.

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