South African ADVrider.com members

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Gruebane, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. AEsco48

    AEsco48 Adventurer

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    Great pics!

    Will look those places up.

    I will take my Garmin Montana that has the http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ South Africa maps! Hope they are good enough!
    Will also take my iPad. You think it's worth getting a prepaid sim card for mobile Internet?
  2. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    in Joburg, yes.

    you might not have full 3g coverage in the mountains, but it always helps just having a backup plan.

    mobile data is pretty cheap i think.

    Sim cards are free, just register with passport. Then buy mobile data from a supplier. You should be able to get about 3gb for around $US 50 (400ZAR)
  3. AEsco48

    AEsco48 Adventurer

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    How are the animal sightings along this route?
  4. Rocket_Rookie

    Rocket_Rookie Learning the ropes!

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    You won't see any wild animals along this route unless you check into a wildlife park...
  5. Nick4R4

    Nick4R4 Ride On....

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    Hi there fellow adv's on the other side of the indian ocean. Just checking some pics there that steveo posted, postcard material. Unfortunately, we arnt that lucky over here with more arid country than anything, especially in the west, but we do have squillions of kilometers of tracks though. Most of the time when a few us go for 2 or 3 day venture somebody always writes up a ride report with pics and stories to give anyone who is thinking of doing something similar an idea of what to expect. Is there a thread or sticky that you guys have on something like this, or even just photos.

    Cheers,
    Nick
  6. whitedelight

    whitedelight Adventurer

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    Nick folow the link to our local DS website,plenty reading material there....

    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?board=2.0
  7. Nick4R4

    Nick4R4 Ride On....

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  8. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    ello ello
  9. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    ello
  10. Africa4Adventure

    Africa4Adventure Chaz

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    Well that depends really on whether you prefer driving a diesel guzzeling 4x4 or riding a bike? Also how green you are?

    Last time I looked you could rent a bike for R990 per day and a 4x4 Landy for about R1450 per day. So who is actually insane?

    Me I'd pick the bike any day!
  11. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Hey guys, don't know if I should post my query here or start a new thread. I'll try here first:

    I'm riding on a DR650 and will be coming to ZA around end of September from Mozambique; currently in Kenya.

    Need some border crossing advice: is there only the one main crossing at Komatiepoort, coming from Maputo or can I cross north of Kruger, near the Zim, Moz, ZA border? Google Maps shows a road there, but it goes thru Limpopo NP in Moz and the north end of Kruger, so not sure if bikes are allowed. Anybody done it?

    Should I just stick to the main crossing since I'll be entering SACU who are known to be sticklers about the carnet?

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  12. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    The north crossing goes across the Kruger, you are not allowed on a bike, you may be lucky and get someone to put your bike on a backie or small truck across:1drink
  13. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    bummer, but thanks for the quick reply :beer
    See you when I get to Jo'burg. Will be staying with ADVer Jenx :freaky
  14. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Cool, lets have beer when I am back here, off to UK tonight for 2 weeks :1drink
  15. JIM MORRIS

    JIM MORRIS Adventurer

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    Hey Jammin,

    You might be in Johannesburg in time (27 Sept. 2012) for the "Volcano Run". Your DR650 would be a good choice.

    See Volcano Run under "Trip Planning".

    Cheers.
  16. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    we will be back from the bash by then, or join 200 of us down in the Maluti mountains:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink
  17. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    Well, I guess there are some motor bike riders on here.....

    Maybe some of you are on ADV Rider or even UKGSER.com

    The link below is to a site called www.wilddog.za.net and is a South African Dual Sport motorcycle website.

    My buddy Peter and I went for a ride last week..... the ride report is in the link below.

    Hope you enjoy and please do comment...... this is only day one's report so far, they will be updated daily.


    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=107211.0

    As a taster.... this was the night before.

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    We had also written a Pre-ride report.

    Cling-On the Wild dog was everywhere on the trip too.

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  18. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Very cool . . . . . Didjya make it outta the drive way ? ? ? . . . .:lol3 . . . . :wink: . . . . . .

    I been eye'n SA for a ride one of these years; Wow whatta trip that would be . . . . .
  19. JIM MORRIS

    JIM MORRIS Adventurer

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    Due to circumstances, and some unanticipated events the Volcano Ride has been postponed to Thursday 25th October 2012. (See Volcano Run under Trip Planning).

    All other details remain the same.

    Thanks.
  20. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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