zondag 16 september 2012


Completely landlocked by South Africa lies the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, land of no fences. I spent only 2 days here, but it was absolutely magical and very different from the country it is surrounded by.

My first night camping alone in Africa

Cold morning at 2200 m
It snowed the week before
The spectacular Sani Pass
Fresh mountain water

woensdag 12 september 2012

South Africa - don't fence me in

Flowers of Namaqualand

Cape Town

Mosselbay on the garden route

For my Belgian readers: can you read the message?

Desperatly looking for adventure

Serkan and Mulat drove the East coast from Turkey

Jeffreysbay, surfers paradise

On the road to Lesotho

Fences, fences everywhere
I don't want to sound negative about South Africa, but this is how I experienced driving through this wonderful country. The views are amazing but it seems that nowhere you can go into the wild, the sideroads to the left or right are always blocked by gates and fences and it looks like the whole of SA is private property. After spending so many months in West and Central Africa, this is realy hard to get used to, although you can have a wonderfull holiday here, an adventure it is not. And I don't consider myself a tourist anyway, I'm a traveler, and that's a distinct difference.
So I needed to find some rougher place, where I could buy some streetfood or go wildcamping and luckily I quickly found it in the form of the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

zaterdag 1 september 2012

Cape Town

The statistics:

9 months
15 countries
27000 km
2 rear tires, 1 front (Tkc 80)
2 oil changes
No breakdowns
No flat tires! 
Some minor crashes 
Police controls: 99
Arrested: 1
Bike confiscated: 1
In hospital : 1
On antibiotics : 4 times (2 spiderbites) 
On malarone: 5 months
Food poisening: 0
At dentist : 3 times
Nights in the tent: +100
Ate rice with beans: +100