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South Africa to Aus

I am new to the travelling on a bike thing, planning etc are all getting sorted. But i need to find a way of travelling from South Africa to Australia, preferebly the East coast.

I presume this would be done by either plane or boat...

Would it be possible to get 3 riders transported, and what approximate prices am i looking at.

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Have you read the stuff in the left side bar?

Specifically
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tripplan/transport/

For Air - contact South African Airways .. and Qantas to get costs .. Jhanasberg to Perth (west coast) or Sydney would be the cheapest for air..
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thanks!

sorry did not have my head screwed on at the time
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Check this thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...t=south+africa

Airfreighting your bike might be a little more expensive than shipping it, but then it's far more easier to time the arrival - and LOTS easier to get the bike through customs at the airport than at the port. The harbour officials can be rather trying :-(

Besides that, I met a Swiss girl in Tasmania who had shipped her bike to Freemantle. But she was forced to pass customs in Perth. The end of the story was that she paid heavily to get the bike transported from Freemantle to Perth.

Another important point is that your bike has to be thoroughly cleaned to be allowed into Oz. The Quarantine officials even check under the mudguards, inspect the tyres etc. Same with your camping equipment. Please make sure it is spotless!
If you use a wooden crate this has to be fumigated BEFORE leaving South Africa and directly before boarding the plane or ship.

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