South African ADVrider.com members

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

  1. reed valve

    reed valve Adventurer

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    Howsit guys,been on advrider for a short while now,don't post often but read alot of ride reports etc.first time I've been in this section of advrider.
  2. reed valve

    reed valve Adventurer

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    Hello des275,or as we say here in Durban,"Howsit bru!"where are you planning on riding in S.A.?
  3. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Jo,burg dry and dirty.
    On behalf of the Oilhead section of the Wilddog forum, RIP Madiba you will be missed,,:cry
  4. Camo Jo

    Camo Jo a lotta Mojo

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    Well how about that,

    The South African President gets Booooed' at Madiba's memorial service,

    And to top it all, with all the security in the world, the Deaf Sign Interpreter is "a totally unknown man", Standing right next to the american president.

    Quote "
    The same man was used to interpret the proceedings at the ANC elective conference in Mangaung last year and there were complaints made against him then."

    "He was basically gesturing. He didn't follow any of the grammatical rules and structure of the language. He just invented his signs as he went along," said Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA.
    "Unquote.

    [​IMG]

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    "I don't know this guy. He doesn't work for the ANC. It was a government event. Ask them," spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said."
    Unquote.

    Now please , Mr Nthembu, explain to us, who the "Government" of South Africa Is. Is it not the ANC ruling in South Africa?
  5. Heimer

    Heimer n00b

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    That interpreter is one of the funniest things this year. :D
  6. Andy dawg

    Andy dawg aka Andy 950

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    Anyone else struggling to get into Wilddogs?
  7. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    According to the FB group, the host is having issues.

    Btw Andy, how you been?
  8. Andy dawg

    Andy dawg aka Andy 950

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    I've been lying low, moved back to my old house.

    How are you doing bud??
  9. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Back in Mbos? We must have a drink some time! Im good, year is just finishing off.
  10. Andy dawg

    Andy dawg aka Andy 950

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    No back in Pinelands, I miss the beach:cry

    Do you still ride your dirtbike? Have been doing the Atlantis loop a few times lately, good workout!!

    We must :freaky
  11. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I thought my browser was stuffed...
  12. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Well its up and running again, albeit a bit slow. I expect that will be sorted out in the next day or two.
  13. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Looks like there is some MySQL issues there. Slow responding too.


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  14. Andy dawg

    Andy dawg aka Andy 950

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    I can't get in with my cell phone, it won't accept the password:hmmmmm
  15. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    I'm from the US and will be in Johannesburg and Capetown this May with a buddy. This time, we are going to ride! Damn the expense and time.

    What route and from what starting point do you reccomend? We are campers but don't want to be eaten by lions. The more remote and scenic the better. Would like to be off pavement as much as possible.

    Thx.
  16. Africa4Adventure

    Africa4Adventure Chaz

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    May is one of the best months in Southern Africa to ride, so you have a choice of Jo'burg or Cape Town at that time of the year. If you have enough time you could even get in some Botswana and Namibia too at that time of the year. Here are some options, depending on what sort of thing you want to see, game, seaside, mountains, etc.:

    • Option 1. (28 days) Start in Cape Town, go north though Namibia, on into Botswana, Vic Falls, Zimbabwe, Kruger Park, Swaziland, Durban, Drakensberg, (Lesotho option) down the garden route with some Karoo back to Cape Town.
    • Option 2. (21 days) Start in Cape Town, go north though Namibia, on into Botswana, Vic Falls, Zimbabwe, Kruger Park, end up in Joburg.
    • ...Many other shorter options (3 to 14+ days) out from Cape Town or Joburg too. These could start and end in the same city or start and end in the opposite city in either direction.
    • In my slightly biased :1drinkopinion, there are more interesting dirt roads in the Cape Town surrounds so aim for this if you have less time. Otherwise do 1 above and get it all in!
    Whatever you end up doing we certainly promise you won't be disappointed. Southern Africa has an incredible selection and variety of dirt and paved riding :freaky
  17. yellow zebra

    yellow zebra Flying Brick

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    Location:
    Cape Town, brilliant routes!
    Yes, the Western Cape has some of the best gravel-road touring in SA, maybe drop Radioman a PM, since he just did a 7-week swing thru Southern Africa, and can give you some pointers...
    Cheers
  18. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    You guys are good. Thanx. I'll reach out to the god also known as "radioman"
  19. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    You can have a good time starting in Port Elizabeth. Follow the coast east along the "Garden Route" or west to the Wild Coast. Either way, you can then turn inland on the way back into the Great Karroo. There are some good game parks in the area (Addo, Kariega). Some have "non predator" sections you can ride a bike through. Don't miss Addo beach if you are in the area. Go to lunch at the Zuurberg Inn near Kariega. I rented a KLR from Wild Cherry Adventures in P.E. a few years ago. It was a good bike for the job and pretty reasonable cost. They set me up w/ gear too.

    There are excellent B&B's all over at reasonable prices. If you want a list of places we have stayed PM me. Or for more don't miss spots depending on what area you end up in.

    Be aware that driving conditions, habits, and pretty much everything else is different there - above and beyond the wrong side of the road thing. Don't push distances and end up riding at night.
  20. Africa4Adventure

    Africa4Adventure Chaz

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    Agreed. Fully! I once ended up taking too much time riding down the Natal South Coast on my way through the Transkei to Port St. Johns and ended up only getting in at 9pm and in the rain too! Nightmare.

    It was so dark and with pouring rain and mist visibility was really bad, I was down to about 50 km/h at that time, I nearly ran into a dead cow in the middle of the road, which a taxi / minibus had just hit. it has stopped and had no lights on. I vowed there and then NEVER to ride after dark in Africa ever again!

    :tough