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Old 25 Mar 2013
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south africa to germany

i am heading for Jo'Burg on the 2nd of may ,set up bike for a week or so then, lesotho, durban, garden route to cape town, then namibia ,across to vic falls ,then sort of north to egypt ,then germany or england ,anyone care to meet up on the way
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Hey thecanoeguy am in Gambia you think we can go together?
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Hi Dave, are you buying a bike in South Africa or shipping yours from Oz?
I am doing a trip in Oct. from SA to Ethiopia and around Lake Victoria over to Namibia and back to SA 4 months later. The idea is to buy a used dual purpose bike there, about 650 cc, and sell again when I finish the tour.

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Hi there

If you see a bright yellow 1977 VW Kombi say hi. I'll be doing much the same route. Leaving Cape Town around 1 May
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hey guys

i was going to ship mine but bikes are pretty cheap at the moment in south africa, look up doctor klr on wild dog website , i will keep an eye out for the yellow kombi ,i travelled a bit with a guy in a nearly yellow kombi in colombia a few years back, so wheres gambia,have to get out my atlas
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buying a bike in south africa

Hi Canoe Guy,

Just wondering how you made out buying a bike in South Africa and how was the registration process? Getting a carnet or going without?
My son and I will be buying bikes there in Oct. and touring southern and eastern Africa for 4 months.


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Dave,
most people consider the Garden Route as the ultimate trip to Cape Town. In fact, most of it is rather boring. There are a few sights, eg. the Wild Coast and the "Hole in the Wall" south-east os Umtata/Transkei, but IMHO the more interesting ride is from Durban maybe to Port Edwards and then into the mountains to Maclear area. There, check out Naude's Nek Pass,
the highest pass next to Sani Pass. Turn south to Uitenhage, ride through Baviaans Kloof, cross the Swartberg Pass from north (Prince Albert) to south. On top of the pass visit Gamka Kloof, a cul-de-sac going 60 kms into the boondoks.

The rest to CT is all beautiful, scenic country. So it doesn't make a difference, whether you take the Route 62, or prefer to touch the coast, maybe Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of SA.

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Sorry, I forgot: When you arrive in Germany, send an email. If I'm at home we could have a and ride the Bavarian Alps
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I fly to CT and will arrive at the 11th June.

will set up my bike 'till 18th or so.

will continue north through BOT to vic falls, lusaka, over to malavi and then up to egypt or over to jordan.

did most of that and a lot of NAM last year with a 4x4 with the family.

I drive a blue africa twin with orange front mud guard.

stefan

PS if you need: the best bike mechanic in RSA is michael fuchs aka superfoxi in capri, cape town

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If you see a bright yellow 1977 VW Kombi say hi...
VW KOMBI being a ' VW BUS' to the german speaking folks. kombi is a station wagon there.
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