South Africa 2008

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by picoda, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Grootseun

    Grootseun Thumpin around

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    Awesome report!!!

    Nice to see our country through your eyes, glad you enjoyed it.
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  2. Captain Crash

    Captain Crash Been here awhile

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    Thanks for a great report. You have really captured a lot of the diversity and contrasts we have in our country. From modern cities to rural areas with the old tribal systems still in place. It really is a country of a 1000 cultures and it's that mix that makes it a unique and interesting place to live or visit. You have only seen a small part of the riding the country has to offer so you will have come back and see some more!!!


    Here is a pic from an older toy-run in Durban

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  3. Ganjora

    Ganjora class A bollockser

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    fantastic photo's, and a wonderful story.
    It's always interesting to see your own country through the eyes of a visitor.
    Thanks, and I hope you come to visit again.
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  4. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    I will definitely come back to your beautiful country. I realy enjoyed my trip there. I still must do the route from Joburg to Cape Town and back. :thumb
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  5. BMad

    BMad Adventurer

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    Picoda,

    Thanks for an awesome report.
    As a South African it is nice to see a report that contains the reality of our country and not some touristy made up interpretation :D

    Lovely report and some very moving pictures too. Well done and we look forward to welcoming you back

    :freaky
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  6. Trailrider ZA

    Trailrider ZA Adventurer

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    Very nice report. Well done!
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  7. Iron Dingo

    Iron Dingo Been here awhile

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    :clap Fantastic report. thank you,

    I really want to go there now.
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  8. Aicorner

    Aicorner n00b

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    Great report, captures DS riding KwaZulu Natal very well.

    Other parts of the country offer still more diversity (the arid Karoo is especially great for DS riding) - come back and finish the report one day !
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  9. mombie

    mombie Off Road Cycles

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    Great report, glad you enjoyed the country.
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  10. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Thanks! Your country is beautiful! I'll be back! :thumb
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  11. mistercindy

    mistercindy In a state of equilibrium

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    Wonderful report and pics!:thumb

    In the mid 80's I lived in Jo'burg, and one of my big regrets is that I didn't tour southern Africa more by motorcycle. I did some riding in town, and some dirt riding here and there, but I didn't really tour the country. I did spend a lot of time in Durban (loved the Indian food!) and I camped in the Drakensberg mountains. Just beautiful. Your next South Africa adventure needs to be the Cape and the Karoo. And while in the Cape you can discover that South Africa doesn't just have good beer, but magnificent wine as well!

    Without doubt South Africa is perfect for motorcycles! Thanks again for the report!
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  12. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Thanks! Next time I will ride in Capo and Karoo, definitely.
    Yes I know that you have magnificent wine, I tried some but forget to mention that in my RR. :thumb
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  13. Boogie54

    Boogie54 Semper Gumby

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    Thank you for the wonderful report. You had a busy moto-vacation. SAR looks like a great place to ride.
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  14. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    SAR is realy great place to ride.:thumb
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  15. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Very enjoyable.
    I'm envious. A destination to add to the list for sure! :thumb
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  16. MudBugger

    MudBugger n00b

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    Hi there. Excellent photos and a nice yourney through a part of our country. I must comment on the animal tails. Have you checked oxtail? It's like the backbones, the spine. This is definitely not it. What they're showing you here can be 1 of 2 things. One is the bull's penis, which is more likely. They use it as muti (medicine). The other is they cut the skin of hippopottamus into such strips, to use it as sjamboks (similar to a cane, to whip someone). No wonder he looked surprised at you.
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  17. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    Thank you for sharing your report. It is inspirational, I've always wanted to go to lesotho and South Africa. Maybe someday. :clap
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  18. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    They said something about medicine with dry tails, as I remember. Maybe they cut the skin into strips, I am not sure. :dunno
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  19. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    It is a destination to add somewhere on the top of the list. :thumb
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  20. Tappet

    Tappet Feral

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    Nice report! :thumb
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