Cape to Malawi 2011

A Motorcycle Diary

6 September 2011

06 Sep

Home stretch!!

Left Richmond at 6.30am for our final run home. The temperature leaving the Karroo at this time was hovering around 0 C so the first few hours was bitterly cold but we were fortunately properly dressed for it so no big deal.

The ride through the Karroo and into the western Cape is truly magnificent and there is no doubt in my mind that this is the most beautiful part of the country BY FAR!

Fernando left us on the N1 to head home to Wellington and we arrived at my home at approximately lunchtime after having completed 650km with few stops other than fuel, roadwork’s and some food, to find Iain’s family ready with Champagne and cameras to welcome back the triumphant rookie who is now no longer a novice and a committed biker to boot! Well done Iain, 8500km under your belt and looking forward to many more adventures together.


Our total rideā€¦(the yellow lines)!!


A proper homecoming!!

Home at last.


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  1. Neil

    October 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Guys,

    I met you both very briefly at Kisolanza in Tanzania last year and I’ve been checking your site periodically since then – great to see you did another trip, I very much enjoyed reading all your updates and having a good browse of your pictures!

    All the very best,