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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i'm a newbie and unsure of the procedures here.here's a bit about myself.
i do have extensive travel by motorcycle under my belt, but not to south africa. in particular cape town.
i've ridden around the world in 1980 on a modified 1975 goldwing. spent about a year on the road (mostly no roads), ridden the three flags classic three times, six times to alaska and 4 coast to coast runs in canada. ridden all of united states with exception of hawaii...and the list continues to grow.
now however i'm somewhat long in the tooth. been riding for over 50 yrs.
for those living in cape town and in other areas of south africa...is safety and security a big issue? now before everyone goes a little wonky...i am fully aware of the dangers and steps to be taken in some of the other more iffy locales in the world.
my young niece and her two year old son are planning on moving to cape town in july for 12 months and know absolutely no-one at all there. she will be going to the university of cape town.
i will be renting a bike and intend on spending a month or so checking out the area and botswana as well.
i've read how difficult it can for individuals in south africa. can anyone shed some light on this for me. my nieces parents are quite concerned. they're not so concerned about me as i AM a bit of an adrenulin junkie
Hi Rob follow this link to the Africa section. Maybe there's some info there. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/lin...tryInformation
I imagine there is a large ex-pat community in Cape town, try contacting them I'm sure they'll be more than happy to welcome you and give you some advice. Good luck to you and your niece.
If you get no takers try starting a new thread with advice needed or who's in Cape town in the title. Generally people steer away from using "help" in the title unless they're in trouble. The beauty of this site is there will be someone in Cape town to help you. If you're going to Botswana someone will have been through there too recently so you should get the advice you need. Stick with it.
Hi there, I'm a capetonian living in France now for the past 14 years. South Africa is the rainbow nation. There are some radical differences, granted.
It still remains a country that is very multi cultural. This has helped bring south africans together, no matter what colour or creed. I would compare South Africa to the UK or even australia. Tourism is very important to south africa and south africans. One has to mingle in order to enjoy it. Anyone not making an effort to intergrate in any country could find it scary. I think if you keep the basics in mind about travelling, ex: dont ride at night, don't ride through townships, don't run out of petrol in the middle of nowhere, don't feed the baboons. Don't get out of your car in a game park, you'll be okay. If you want some in detail information, prehaps Rotary club addresses or stuff like that send me a pm or email me. I'll try and get you some leads of people that you can meet on your travels. If you still feel dubious. Keep to the garden route from Durban all the way down to Cape Town, and you'll be fine. Don't go walking around with your gucci glasses and latest portable telephone on your ear, it could cause some envy and you could get it nicked. Like I said it's like anywhere. You have to be humble, and remember it's africa, we're one big family. Respect is priority in africa. Be this way and you won't have any problems.
Like you I have spent many years in the saddle. In fact, I counted up a few weeks ago and realised that it's actually 40 years this year so that's a great excuse for a celebration.
I'm sure you will find this place (the HUBB) a great source of information, support and entertainment. Be sure to read some of the Blogs (over there <----- at the left of the screen somewhere, scroll up and down).
There is another part of Horizons Unlimited which you may not know about. Click here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/com...tEnglish.shtml
It's the community section. Scroll down the list to South Africa. Select a community (unfortunately you can only select them one at a time so you will have to go back a few times to contact them all.) Every member of that community will get a copy of the email, and they will respond, IF and only if they want to. Instant friends!
The most common complaint I hear from the communities is that not enough people use them.
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