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Following in the path of Itchy Boots

Places we go that Itchy Boots Has Been – Cape Town to NamibiaWith nearly three million followers on YouTube, 800 000 followers on Facebook, and half a million on Instagram, Itchy Boots has made a name for herself when it comes to adventure motorcycling in Africa. If you want to

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Following in the path of Itchy Boots

Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments of Adventure

Wes Robinson, from Vancouver, Canada, has some stories to tell from his 30-day trip from Kigali, Rwanda to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2017. This was one of Ride Down South’s first expeditions back when we were all about exploring new routes on the fly and riding the classic Honda Africa

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments of Adventure

African Sunsets off the Beaten Track – One Rider’s Experience

Dan Callear took a 14-day ride from Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia in 2022.We asked him some questions about his trip and his most memorable moments. Ride Down South offers this tour from Cape Town to Windhoek a number of times each year through stunning landscapes and beautiful

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African Sunsets off the Beaten Track – One Rider’s Experience

3 Ways to Cross Borders Better in Africa

In 2022 alone we made 36 border crossings on our adventures from South Africa through Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Some of these were easy, simple, and fast, but others took up to four hours and some dollars to get through!Approaching a border always induces

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3 Ways to Cross Borders Better in Africa

The best motorcycle for touring in Africa

A good, reliable bike is essential for a memorable motorcycle tour in Africa. Ask 10 people what they think is the best motorcycle for riding in Africa and you'll probably get 12 answers. We have loved our older, super-reliable Honda Africa Twin XRV750 bikes. We've ridden them all over Africa

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The best motorcycle for touring in Africa