Days 1, 2 – Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

The start of a new tour always brings excitement. New faces, new personalities, new riding styles and new places to experience.

Days 1, 2 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

The motorbikes were handed over and we could barely restrain our group not to take the bikes out for a ride immediately.

The group had their first dinner in Sandton and for many their first culinary experience and a taste (no pun) of what awaited them on tour.

We set of on a quiet Sunday morning and were happy to get out of the city towards Hartebeestpoort dam for our first comfort stop.

We had a quick lunch ( although nothing happens quickly with 12 people chatting away) in Thabazimbi.

After lunch it was a quick ride to Welgevonden game reserve where our game guides were waiting for us with some cold refreshments. The bikes were parked after the first 320km and we started out game drive experience towards the Sediba lodge.

The cameras happily clicked away as we had some good sightings and our mouths fell open when we stopped at the lodge. What an amazing, beautiful gem hidden away in the Waterberg.

Some happy smiley faces went to bed tired but with full stomachs after an amazing dinner.

Days 1, 2 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Days 1, 2 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

The new excited adventurers arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa and many with a day to spare opted to visit the township of Soweto and experience local cuisine like pap and sheba and boerewors (sausage).

Days 1, 2 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Photo credit: Dietrich Look

We all looked forward to the game drives the next morning.

Days 1, 2 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Photo credit: Dietrich Look

Jason

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  • Dietrich Look

    The first two pictures need some commentary. Some of us, encouraged by our tour guide practised “bokdrol spoeg”. Which means spitting antelope poop as far as you can. I managed barely six feet whereas Jason must have hit 10 feet easy. He had more practise I am sure. :-)

  • Donna Torche

    This tour looks amazing and has been on my to-do list since we did the Southern Cross in November 2013. I am enviously watching from afar — and love the journey you are posting!