Ok Ok, so we know it’s not newsletter time but we’re so excited about this news that we can’t wait to get the word out…
OUR FIRST AFRICAN ADVENTURE IS HERE
No your eyes aren’t deceiving you, our first African tour is indeed ready and waiting – all it need’s now are a few adventurous bikers to come over and join us! What started out as a mere conversation over dinner with 3 of our Himalayan Heights riders out in India last August, soon became a whole new adventure for Ride Expeditions (our thanks again to Len, Andre & James for tempting us to SA!).
As you may already know, we had moved to Cape Town with the main intention of setting up a new head office – so far we have got HQ up and running, have some awesome new staff on our team & Toby and Anna are loving the continuous “braaing”. Our plan was to add a few South African Adventures to our tour calendar at a later stage in the game. But after a lot of exploring, we simply couldn’t resist!
So less then 7 months into our new home we are ready to release our first African Adventure. We’ve put a lot of planning into this and must admit we’re damn happy with the result…
So forget ticking just one box off your bucket list – this trip will smash through loads of boxes all in one hit…Bikes aside, you’ll have the chance to do the “Big Five” 4×4 Safari; Go whale watching; See giraffes, ostriches, wild penguins & baboons; Cable car up the famous Table Mountain; go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands; and for real adrenaline junkies you can go cage diving with great whites as well as jump off the highest bridge bungee in the world! All this tied together with adventure rider’s Heaven in Baviaanskloof, sleeping in a cave (a nice one!), riding along the stunning Chapman’s Peak Drive, an overnight in ‘The Hell’ & simply breathtaking riding on box-fresh BMW adventure bikes. Happy days!
The planning of this route has been a team effort from all at Ride Expeditions (thanks team!) and even family, as Toby’s brother flew out from the UK to get involved with the route planning (we still owe him his modelling fees apparently). For our first tour in South Africa, we will be starting in Cape Town, riding coastal roads east to spot whales in Hermanus, up to the breathtaking wilderness of the Cederberg, across to Montagu and ‘The Hell’, Oudsthoorn – the ostrich capital of the world, Knysna, Baviaanskloof and Addo Elephant National Park. There were so many amazing options to choose from but we can confidently say that this is one hell of a route!
The Ride Expeditions team simply can not wait to get this show on the road, as well as launch many more adventures over here soon. Africa is an incredibly beautiful & diverse place and we’ve yet to scratch the surface. Sand dune & riverbed riding in Namibia? Yes please. Cape Town to Victoria Falls – give us time, but Toby is on the case! Africa is our new playground and we are loving it :D
Toby will be heading off on one last ride in August to fine tune this itinerary (as well as pre-warn the hotels to stock up on beers as dusty bikers are on their way). Whilst he’s out there he’ll be riding his KTM 690 Enduro all the way up to Swaziland to take part in KTM’s 2nd South Africa Adventure Rally… well, it’s all part of the job, so he tells Anna… ‘research’.
We shall be launching the ‘Cape Crusaders’ in October of this year. Not far away we know – but like we’ve mentioned (a few times) – we simply cannot wait. We’re very proud to call South Africa our new home and we’re itching to share the experience with you!
Get in touch. Sign up. Come and ride with Toby & the team in October. We have the know how, we have the bikes, we have the most amazing adventure holiday planned. All we need now is for you to book it up and come on over. You won’t regret it…