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Old 01-08-2009, 04:51 AM   #46
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Very nice report. Well done!
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:27 AM   #47
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Fantastic report. thank you,

I really want to go there now.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:29 AM   #48
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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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Old 01-08-2009, 07:43 AM   #49
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Great report, glad you enjoyed the country.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:38 PM   #50
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Thanks! Your country is beautiful! I'll be back!
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:41 AM   #51
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Wonderful report and pics!

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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Old 01-09-2009, 09:09 AM   #52
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Wonderful report and pics!

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!
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.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #53
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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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Old 01-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #54
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Thank you for the wonderful report. You had a busy moto-vacation. SAR looks like a great place to ride.
SAR is realy great place to ride.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:59 PM   #55
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Very enjoyable.
I'm envious. A destination to add to the list for sure!
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:52 AM   #56
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Tails??

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On the road to Durban


Distance from Joburg to Durban is 520 km. But, not for us. We do the same distance in almost 900 km because Ivanís story is: ďon the road only if you mustĒ.







Farms





The river







Yes! Gravel road. That is what we want.





Blue farm with happy people.







Again, few hundred meters on the road. Big signs. Very good for the sun.





We need some fuel. He need some money.




Amersfoort









Letís go!









Wrong way. Letís go back. If you can see, we have GPS, but we are not good with that things. We are trying to find Ivanís friend farm.





This is our GPS.











We ask again.







Janís farm

This sign in the middle of nowhere. BMW off road academy on the farm from the stories. The owner is Jan, Ivanís friend, farmer and off road instructor. More about the farm and the academy from the photos.



The farm























There is no gold here like before. So, you must try some new methods to find it.





BMW Off Road Academy
























More Academy














Can you come to the off road academy and not try the tracks. No,no.















We are playing few hours. After the lunch and cold beer we are ready to go. It is already afternoon and still long way to go.








Let's go!



In a small town Wakkerstroom we meet John. He is the butcher, property manager and tourist guide. I think that nobody buy properties here and there is no tourists. So, meet John the Butcher.



One more beer. It is really hot here.





Kwa Zulu Natal. The land of Zulu people.



Typical village



Typical house



Modern type



I am somewhere near Amsterdam. Hallucination.



Stop. Powered by Black Label.






The place where was big battle between Holland and Zulu people.



Wryheid





The police. Where are you from? Croatia. What? Croatia. Hmm? Letís take photo!





On the end of the day we have rain, night and fog. Good combination. Last 50 km we decide to ride on the highway. My fuel is low and there is no gas station, so we come out from the highway to find one. Transalp is empty. You donít want to run out of fuel in the night. Especially in some of the strange small towns in Zulu Land. I shake the Transalp few times and somehow we came to some small scary gas station. Half in the dark with ten young Zulu people in the front. When we come they look at us like we are coming from space. After few moments they are start to smile and you can see that first impression is not always right.

So, after long day and almost 900 km we come to Umhlanga near Durban. Small tourist town on the coast of Indian Ocean. We will sleep in the apartment of Ivanís family and that will be our base next two days.





next................ Durban and Amanzimtoti

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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Old 01-13-2009, 04:29 AM   #57
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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.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #58
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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.
They said something about medicine with dry tails, as I remember. Maybe they cut the skin into strips, I am not sure.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #59
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Very enjoyable.
I'm envious. A destination to add to the list for sure!
It is a destination to add somewhere on the top of the list.

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Old 02-01-2009, 05:56 PM   #60
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