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Inching Around Africa


Two people over 50 got tired of their jobs, sold their homes, and decided to embark on a world bicycle tour. They just couldn't do it quickly....

3,494 km (2,171 miles) recorded so far over 316 days from June 30, 2012 to May 11, 2013

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, Extended, World
Locales: Africa, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania
Years: 2012, 2013

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/inchingafrica

Copyright © 2012-2014 By Zoe Vaflo-Bakilo - (contact)

Status: Unfinished, not updated for 434 daysFeatured Journal #542
Last update: Saturday August 17, 2013 08:24 (US/Pacific) (edited Sat 17 Aug 2013 08:24 (US/Pacific))
96,221 hits since July 22, 2012 (hitcounts updated nightly)
1,717 pics


Table of Contents

Introduction

Visa Information

South Africa

Route

      Accommodation - Western Cape
      Accommodation - Eastern Cape
      Accommodation - Gauteng
      Accommodation - North West Province
      June 30 - July 2, 2012 - Over the Pond
      July 3 - 4, 2012 - Cape Town (Jetlag Recovery Days)
      July 5, 2012 - Cape Town (Boulders Bay and the African Penguins)
      July 6, 2012 - Cape Town (Meeting with Intrepid Cyclists)
      July 7 - 22, 2012 - Cape Town (sick days)
      July 23, 2012 - Cape Town to Stellenbosch
      July 24, 2012 - Stellenbosch to Gordon's Bay
      July 25, 2012 - Gordon's Bay (rest day)
      July 26, 2012 - Gordon's Bay to Betty's Bay
      July 27, 2012 - Betty's Bay to Hermanus
      July 28, 2012 - Hermanus - Having a WHALE of a time!
      July 29, 2012 - Hermanus - Old Harbor
      July 30, 2012 - Hermanus to Kleinbaai
      July 31, 2012 - Kleinbaai - rest day
      Aug. 1, 2012 - Kleinbaai - Danger Point
      Aug. 2, 2012 - Kleinbaai to Pearly Beach - Swimming with the SHARKS!
      Aug. 3, 2012 - Pearly Beach to Elim
      Aug. 4, 2012 - Elim to Struisbaai
      Aug. 5, 2012 - Struisbaai - Cape Agulas, the Southernmost Tip of Africa
      Aug. 6, 2012 - Struisbaai to Bredasdorp
      Aug. 7, 2012 - Bredasdorp to Swellendam
      Aug. 8, 2012 - Swellendam - tourist day
      Aug. 9, 2012 - Swellendam to Heidelberg
      Aug. 10, 2012 - Heidelberg to Riversdale
      Aug. 11 - 12, 2012 - Riversdale - rest days
      Aug. 13, 2012 - Riversdale to Cape Town - bus day
      Aug. 14 - 16, 2012 - Cape Town - The Big Computer Fix
      Aug 17, 2012 - Cape Town to Riversdale - bus day
      Aug. 18, 2012 - Riversdale - rest day
      Aug. 19, 2012 - Riversdale to Albertinia
      Aug. 20, 2012 - Albertinia to Mossel Bay
      Aug. 21, 2012 - Mossel Bay - Batholomeu Dias Museum Complex
      Aug. 22, 2012 - Mossel Bay to Glentana
      Aug. 23, 2012 - Glentana to George
      Aug. 24, 2012 - George to Knysna
      Aug. 25, 2012 - Knysna - visiting day
      Aug. 26, 2012 - Knysna to Plettenberg Bay
      Aug. 27, 2012 - Plettenberg Bay to The Crags
      Aug. 28, 2012 - The Crags - Monkeys, Birds and Wild Cats Galore!
      Aug. 29, 2012 - The Crags - rest day
      Aug. 30, 2012 - The Crags to Storms River Village
      Aug. 31, 2012 - Storms River Village - The Waiting Game
      Sept. 1, 2012 - Storms River Village to Jeffreys Bay
      Sept. 2, 2012 - Jeffreys Bay - Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how ...
      Sept. 3, 2012 - Jeffreys Bay - rained out day
      Sept. 4, 2012 - Jeffreys Bay to 9 km. from Sea View
      Sept. 5, 2012 - 9 km. from Sea View to Port Elizabeth
      Sept. 6, 2012 - Port Elizabeth
      Sept. 7, 2012 - Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg - train day (beginning)
      Sept. 8, 2012 - Johannesburg - train day (ending)
      Sept. 9 - 10, 2012 - Johannesburg
      Sept. 11, 2012 - Johannesburg to Balule Private Game Reserve - Kruger Day 1
      Sept. 12, 2012 - Balule Private Game Reserve - Kruger Day 2
      Sept. 13, 2012 - Balule Private Game Reserve - Kruger Day 3
      Sept. 14, 2012 - Balule Private Game Reserve - Kruger Day 4
      Sept. 15, 2012 - Balule Private Game Reserve - Kruger Day 5
      Sept. 16, 2012 - Balule Private Game Reserve to Johannesburg - Kruger Day 6
      Sept. 17 - 19, 2012 - Johannesburg - Soweto, Top of Africa and Apartheid Museum
      Sept. 20, 2012 - Johannesburg to West Village, Krugersdorp
      Sept. 21, 2012 - West Village, Krugersdorp to Magaliesburg
      Sept. 22, 2012 - Magaliesburg to Derby
      Sept. 23, 2012 - Derby to Swartruggens
      Sept. 24, 2012 - Swartruggens - rest day
      Sept. 25, 2012 - Swartruggens to Groot-Marico
      Sept. 26, 2012 - Groot-Marico to Zeerust
      Sept. 27 - 28, 2012 - Zeerust - rest days

Botswana

      Sept. 29, 2012 - Zeerust to Lobatse
      Sept. 30, 2012 - Lobatse - rest day
      Oct. 1, 2012 - Lobatse to Mokolodi Nature Reserve
      Oct. 2, 2012 - Mokolodi Nature Reserve to Gaborone
      Oct. 3 - 5, 2012 - Gaborone - errand and rest days
      Oct. 6 - 18, 2012 - Garobone still
      Oct. 18 - 20 - Garobone - I-can't-believe-we're-still-here-!!!
      Oct. 21, 2012 - Gaborone to Rasesa
      Oct. 22, 2012 - Rasesa to Marker 96
      Oct. 23, 2012 - Marker 96 to Rasesa
      Oct. 24, 2012 - Rasesa to Gaborone and a side trip to Oodi
      Oct. 25 - 31, 2012 - Gaborone - We're Back!!!
      Nov. 1, 2012 - Gaborone to Mahalapye
      Nov. 2, 2012 - Mahalapye to Letlhakane
      Nov. 3, 2012 - Letlhakane to Gweta
      Nov. 4, 2012 - Gweta to Nata
      Nov. 5, 2012 - Nata to Sebina
      Nov. 6, 2012 - Sebina to Francistown
      Nov. 7 - 10, 2012 - Francistown
      Nov. 11, 2012 - Francistown to Tshesebe
      Nov. 12, 2012 - Tshesebe to Ramokgwebana

Zimbabwe

      Nov. 13, 2012 - Ramokgwebana to Plumtree
      Nov. 14, 2012 - Plumtree to Figtree
      Nov. 15, 2012 - Figtree to Bulawayo
      Nov. 16 - 17, 2012 - Bulawayo
      Nov. 18 - 19, 2012 - Bulawayo to Victoria Falls (train days)
      Nov. 20, 2012 - Victoria Falls - The Falls
      Nov. 21 - 23, 2012 - Victoria Falls - This, that, and elephants
      Nov. 24, 2012 - Victoria Falls to Marker 373
      Nov. 25, 2012 - Marker 373 to Hwange
      Nov. 26, 2012 - Hwange to Dete Crossroad
      Nov. 27, 2012 - Dete Crossroad to Miombo Safari Camp
      Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2012 - Miombo Safari Camp
      Dec. 3, 2012 - Miombo Safari Camp to Gwai River
      Dec. 4, 2012 - Gwai River to Lupane
      Dec. 5, 2012 - Lupane - rest day
      Dec. 6, 2012 - Lupane to Marker 100
      Dec. 7, 2012 - Marker 100 to Marker 33
      Dec. 8, 2012 - Marker 33 to Bulawayo
      Dec. 9, 2012 - Bulawayo - rest day
      Dec. 10, 2012 - Bulawayo to Harare - train day
      Dec. 11 - 13, 2012 - Harare - business days
      Dec. 14, 2012 - Harare to Marker 61
      Dec. 15, 2012 - Marker 61 to Murowa
      Dec. 16, 2012 - Murowa to Mutoko
      Dec. 17, 2012 - Mutoko - rest day
      Dec. 18, 2012 - Mutoko to Kotwa

Mozambique

      Dec. 19 , 2012 - Kotwa to Tete
      Dec. 20, 2012 - Tete

Malawi

      Dec. 21, 2012 - Tete to Dedza
      Dec. 22, 2012 - Dedza to Lilongwe
      Dec. 23, 2012 - Jan. 11, 2013 - Lilongwe - sick days, business days and RAINY days
      Jan. 12, 2013 - Lilongwe to Chankhungu
      Jan. 13, 2013 - Chankhungu to Salima
      Jan. 14, 2013 - Salima - rest day
      Jan. 15, 2013 - Salima to Nkhotakota Lodge
      Jan. 16, 2013 - Nkhotakota Lodge - near dead day
      Jan. 17, 2013 - Nkhotakota Lodge to Nkhotakota
      Jan. 18 - Feb. 16, 2013 - Nkhotakota - the rim waiting game
      Feb. 17, 2013 - Nkhotakota to Lilongwe - bus day
      Feb. 18 - 20, 2013 - Lilongwe - THE RIM!!!!!
      Feb. 21, 2013 - Lilongwe to Nkhotakota - bus day
      Feb. 22 - 25, 2013 - Nkhotakota
      Feb. 26, 2013 - Nkhotakota to Dwangwa
      Feb. 27, 2013 - Dwangwa to Kande
      Feb. 28, 2013 - Kande to Chintheche
      Mar. 1 - 2, 2013 - Chintheche
      Mar. 3, 2013 - Chintheche to Nkhata Bay
      Mar. 4, 2013 - Nkhata Bay
      Mar. 5, 2013 - Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu
      Mar. 6 - 7, 2013 - Mzuzu
      Mar. 8, 2013 - Mzuzu to Rumphi
      Mar. 9, 2013 - Rumphi to Chitimba
      Mar. 10, 2013 - Chitimba
      Mar. 11, 2013 - Chitimba to Ngara
      Mar. 12, 2013 - Ngara to Karonga
      Mar. 13 - 14, 2013 - Karonga

Tanzania

      Mar. 15, 2013 - Karonga to Tanzanian Border Town - The Big SCAM
      Mar. 16, 2013 - Tanzanian Border Town to Tukuyu
      Mar. 17 - 19, 2013 - Tukuyu
      Mar. 20, 2013 - Tukuyu to Kiwira
      Mar. 21, 2013 - Kiwira to Isongole
      Mar. 22, 2013 - Isongole to Mbeya
      Mar. 23 - 26, 2013 - Mbeya
      Mar. 27 - 28, 2013 - Mbeya to Dar es Salaam (train days)
      Mar. 29 - 31, 2013 - Dar es Salaam
      Apr. 1, 2013 - Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
      Apr. 2 -16, 2013 - Zanzibar
      Apr. 17, 2013 - Dar es Salaam to Arusha
      Apr. 18 - 19, 2013 - Arusha
      Apr. 20, 2013 - Safari Days - Arusha to Lake Manyara
      Apr. 21, 2013 - Safari Days - Lake Menyara to Ngorongoro Crater
      Apr. 22, 2013 - Safari Days - Ngorongoro Crater
      Apr. 23, 2013 - Safari Days - Ngorongoro Crater to Central Serengeti
      Apr. 24, 2013 - Safari Days - Central Serengeti
      Apr. 25, 2013 - Safari Days - Central Serengeti to South Serengeti
      Apr. 26, 2013 - Safari Days - South Serengeti
      Apr. 27, 2013 - Safari Days - South Serengeti to Arusha
      Apr. 28, 2013 - Arusha to Dar
      Apr. 29, 2013 - Dar es Salaam
      Apr. 30, 2013 - Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
      May 1 - 6, 2013 - Zanzibar


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