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two 200cc MotoMia Motorcycles
15 526 km from Cape to Cairo
On 5 September 2011 we departed on a three-month journey from Cape to Cairo on two 200cc Motomia motorcycles. These bikes are made in China and sold in Cape Town and Gauteng, South Africa and is currently one of the cheapest, yet most reliable bikes on the market. We weren't sure how they would do on a 15 000 km journey through Africa, which included some pretty tough off-road conditions along the way, but we are proud to say they were amazing.
Our bikes arrived back in South Africa on 8 February 2012 as we shipped them back from Alexandria in Egypt where we loaded them at the beginning of December 2011. Thanks to the amazing Voetspore team who allowed us to ship the two Motomias back to SA in the containers carrying their three Amarok vehicles that they used on their trip from Cape to Cairo during roughly the same time.
Read more about the bikes we used here
During our trip we updated our blog on a daily basis and you can read more about our adventures here. We have also started working on a book about our journey and we will keep you posted.
It has been an amazing three months and we loved travelling through Africa. Our new adventure starts now as we have both taken the plunge to work for ourselves so I'm sure that will keep us busy and out of mischief for a while. We are also very excited to announce that our baby girl Stefani arrived in the world on 24 December 2012. This bundle of joy is certainly going to keep us busy for a while, but we look forward to sharing some more great adventures with her in the years to come!
We would also love to hear from you if you are also planning an adventure and you are welcome to contact us if you have any questions about our trip.
To our loyal supporters of our blog in the three months of our trip, thanks for all the comments and support, it wouldn't have been the same if we could not have shared it with you!
Finally reaching Egypt!
To view some of the articles published on our trip please click on the pictures below.
Our latest article was published in the January 2013 edition of the WegRy / DriveOut magazine where we shared our story travelling in the Western side of Tanzania and tackling the dreaded gravel road from Marsabit to Moyale in Kenya on the way to Ethiopia.