Its been to long since I visited South Africa: 2008. I was doing a report for a Dutch motorcycle magazine (as photographer) on the Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Mozambique, Drakensbergen (Dragonmountains ) and Swaziland following the path of the historic anglo-farmers war in the 19th century, riding a Buell Ullyses which was kindly provided by Harley Davidson Pretoria. Finally, finally I am back in to the South African summer, fled from the winter which covers the northern Hemisphere! Again as photographer, this time for the Dutch motorcycle magazine Promotor. I thought the report would be interesting to you guys 'n girls here on ADV, but please forgive me for any mistakes in my English... I had to translate it from my Dutch blog at www.grotetrek.blogspot.com (Dutchies and Afrikaners: have a look there) I'll will be riding here for the next month or so, and try to update the ride at ADV riders as good as it gets. @ GB: thnx for the help getting the pictures sorted out! Provided with a nice BMW F800 Adventure which will be the perfect match for the grounds I will cover the next 4 weeks. After a warm and friendly welcome by my good friend and Truimph owner Johan Kriek and Helen (www.toerboer.co.za) we picked up at the BMW at Motorrad Rentals in Centurion, former known as Verwoerdburg. As we drive towards Centurion ride I realize it: Moerse! (Afrikaans for ‘ feeling good’ What is this South Africa still a beautiful country. And especially because it feels like I've never been away. Albert Franck from Motorrad Rentals turns out to be a nice guy, providing us with a delicious espresso and explaining all about the BMW and accessories provided by motor Radical (www.motorradical.co.za) In the afternoon I visit the local mall to buy a SIM card for my smartphone and at the local Pick 'n Pay supermarket, I get a few bottles Mrs. Balls Chutney and Braai Salt to take home when I return back to the Netherlands. In the afternoon the grill is turned on for an South African Braai (BBQ). We are invited by Johann (double NN indeed) Potgieter and his wife Loraine. Again a most charming guy. Apparently I leave, as foreign guest, a good impression, because the next day, very early, the phone rings: Johann calls to invite me to join him for a bikers breakfast run on Sunday morning. Half an hour later, the BMW pleasantly simmers behind Johann’ s Harley Fatboy Pretoria towards the Kitty Hawk Aerodrome, just a few miles outside of Pretoria. On Sunday, countless motorcyclists gather here for breakfast. As an airplane enthusiast, I enjoy antique propeller aircraft and high-tech Gyrocopters (Auto Gyros) entering almost to the terrace. After breakfast, we continue towards Cullinan, known not only for the fact that the largest diamond ever found here (it has been chopped and been used in the British Crown Jewels), but also as gathering point for touring in the neighboring hills. The place to be is "Harrie's Pancakes" at Oak Lane 112. And finally, finally I get my melktert, a typical South African pastrie: in the shape of a pancake with melktert stuffing! Johanns Harley appears quite thirsty, so after a delicious cappuccino with pancake we pay a visit to the local gas station and return to Pretoria. What a nice start for this new South African motorcycle trip! Today it was truly, "Moerse!". The South African word which actually covers the whole day.