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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I need urgent information on any shipping company in South Africa to shipp my bike back to the UK, I'm in Cape Town at the moment & I need to ship it as soon as posible. Thaks for the info.
If you need speed, you should plan to fly the bike to the UK. In general, sea shipping is somewhat cheaper but much more hassle at both ends.
Although you can use an agent, we found that dealing directly with the air cargo division of South African Airways worked best. We were shipping to Buenos Aires rather than UK, but process should be the same. You should be able to fly yourself on the same flight as the bike, which is a plus. See the Shipping pages for some details on bike prep. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tri...nToBuenosAires
Other travellers have used Malaysian Airways (Capetown to Buenos Aires), so you can check with them - not sure if they will fly to the UK.
South African Airways now have a website, but don't quote international rates on it. There may be other useful info there. http://www.saa.co.za/800.html
Contact details are: Customer Service Centre on (011) 978-1119 (** 27 11 978-1119 for international callers) or Toll Free 0800 002 689. The centre is open weekdays: 7am to 9pm and weekends: 9am to 8pm. There is also a Cape Town number which may not be open on weekends. (021) 936-3333.
Good luck, let us know how it works out.
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Thanks for the shipping information. I finally used South Africa Airlines Cargo, on the Cape Town number that you provided. It was easier and cheaper to use them that any other shipping company (and the bike was in London in two days).
They charged 23.78 (£2.2) rands per kg; they didn't weighted the bike at all, believing the rather optimistic oficial weight given by KTM on the owners manual of 154 kg dry; on top of that they charged 220 (£20.2) rands for dangerous goods and 184 (£17.1) rands for handling charges. The total came to 3662.12 rands (about £350).
Because I had a Carnet for the bike the paperwork was minimal, they only checked that the frame number on the bike matched that of the carnet and them stamped it, nothing to be paid.
The bike wasn't crated as they say it was not necessary; only the petrol have to be drained and the battery disconected.
When I when to collect the bike at the London cargo office in Heathrow, I have to have it cleared through customs, that took half an hour (EU registered vehicles do not pay duty), then back to the cargo office where I paid £25 for handling at this end and £8 pounds for the customs entry document; collect the bike, fill it with petrol on the petrol station opposite the cargo office (how convinient!) and ride into London.
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