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Table Mountain dominates the scenery in Cape Town. It's large and has a flat top, known as the Table top. We decided to climb it!

Whilst in the taxi to Table Mountain, we could see the mountain's prominence as it towered above the city. Constantly in view, there was no escaping it!

The walk thr...

Having ridden from the UK to South Africa along the West coast, I've joined Evan and Jaakko in sharing an airbnb flat for 4 weeks. A great opportunity to relax, do some maintenance and repairs on the motorcycle, and have some fun before embarking upon riding the East coast of Africa. Here's some of...

Since leaving the UK about 10 months ago, I've not cut my hair. It's now the longest it's ever been!

It's been an interesting experiment to see what it looks like. Multiple people in West Africa laughed at me in the street. A frequent hale was "Jesus, Jesus"! I'm not deterred by this, but interest...

Jaakko and I entered South Africa through a lesser-travelled border crossing at Alexander Bay only to find customs were closed at the weekend. We rode to another border crossing on the same day just to get our Temporary Import Permit for our motorcycles. Somewhat disappointing but it meant we had...

After a small tumble a few days before, Jaakko and I stopped at the Tropic of Capricorn for the obligatory photo!

Obligatory photo at Tropic of Capricorn. Namibia.Obligatory photo at Tropic of Capricorn with @its_moodo! Namibia.

After a brief stopover in Keetmanshoop for Jaakko to kick his cold, we headed to Fish River Canyon. Passing Naute Dam, Jaakko had pulled over and waved me down before a r...

A cold but brief coastal ride from Hentie's Bay and I arrived in Swakopmund to meet Evan and Jaakko for a beer or two, braai, and motorcycle maintenance.

Evan and Jaakko showed me how to bleed my brakes. Straight forward to do, but new to me. I'm keen to learn everything required to maintain and s...

Riding in Angola was a blast, but after a week of camping and a crossing into Namibia, it was time to rest. Two nights in Ongwediwa was perfect. Another reason was to rest was to fix some gear. For example, a puncture in my camping mattress meant I would wake to a deflated mattress every morni...

Whilst in Luanda, Bruno and Wolfram had very kindly helped me plan a route through Angola. They've travelled Angola extensively so they know the best places!

First stop was Kalandula Falls. The East side of the waterfall has a hotel with a fantastic view. The hotel was closed with some construc...

After collecting my motorcycle in Soyo, I rode to Luanda. Hunting for a camp spot along the coast, I found a small overgrown track that opened into a huge area hidden from the road.

My chain was in need of a good clean, so I sprayed WD40 and lightly brushed off the grime, before applying chain...

After arriving in Republic of Congo at Dolisie, I spent a few nights in Pointe-Noire and camped at a navy base. It was very laid back with the guys sitting around, watching TV, and drying fish in the sun.

A leaking tap had filled a large pool of water, which no one was using. Perfect for washin...