December came around and the Bluebanana team got in touch because they wanted me to lead a motorbike expedition in Africa so we could shoot some content for their upcoming summer collection. I had always wanted to ride across South Africa, so I pitched them the idea and they loved it and decided to add Namibia to the mix as well. 3 weeks later 7 of us were on a plane to Cape Town hungry for adventure.
We rented three Honda 300Ls, a Toyota Hilux to carry gear and a Toyota Hilux camper, Joe was in charge of guiding us through South Africa and Namibia as well as running day to day operations and logistics.
Our route took us 3.200kms across both countries, starting in Cape Town. Here is the full itinerary although we didn't take the most direct route between these places:
1. Cape Town - Lambert's Bay
2. Lambert's Bay - Namakwa (coast)
3. Namakwa - Vioolsdrif
4. Vioolsdrif - Camped near Aussenkehr
5. Aussenkehr - Lüderitz
6. Lüderitz - Sesriem (by plane)
7. Sesriem - Aus
8. Aus - Camped near Aussenkehr
9. Aussenkehr - Springbok
10. Springbok - Cederberg
11. Cederberg - Cape Town
12. Cape Town
Having so many people on a trip like this was a new experience for me and I loved it, we all had a great time and we returned home tired and happy. I strongly recommend doing a similar trip to this one, the terrain over there is incredible.
Here are some photos from the trip, some are mine are some are from Jorge's Fuji (he's a much better photographer than I am). Soon I'll also be sharing the Bluebanana Film and vlogs from the trip once they are ready.
First up, some photos of the crew. Then, our adventure through southwest Africa.
Thank you Bluebanana team for trusting me with this expedition. It was the trip of a lifetime and I will never forget it.