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Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« on: May 03, 2021, 05:27:57 pm »
This is the most difficult thing that I have ever had to do in my life.

On the 15th of March 2021, I lost my 27 year old son, Brandon. He was the love of my life, The reason for my existence.

I have taken a leave of absence from work and am going to travel, I just need to get away and try and make peace and sense of it all.

He was the last pillion with me when we did a father and son trip to Cape Town in Dec 2020, so I am now going to do a Memorial Trip with him through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana.

I have started the Brandon Bosch Memorial Foundation in honour of my son and created a Whatsapp group for the trip.

I am not asking for anything, but only that anyone who is willing to share this trip with me to send me their personal details so that I can add you to the Whatsapp group and talk to me on this journey.

You can send me your details to Marius Bosch 084 975 1384.

Please consider doing this as I need all the support I can get right now.

Thank you.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 05:31:38 pm »
Sjo Marius........no words Man. :-[ :'(

This may sound silly/onvanpas, believe me it isnt - enjoy that trip!!! :thumleft:
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 05:45:50 pm »
Sjo Marius........no words Man. :-[ :'(

This may sound silly/onvanpas, believe me it isnt - enjoy that trip!!! :thumleft:

Hi and thank you, but please send me your details, I want as many Wilddogs on this trip as possible.

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 06:06:05 pm »
I have no words....
But I am in...

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 06:09:23 pm »
I am sorry for your loss, travel safe and I hope you find peace by the end of it.  :(
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 07:41:02 pm »
I have no words....
But I am in...

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I just need your name. you can PM me, please
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 08:38:15 pm »
So sorry to read this, hope you have a peaceful trip...
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 08:45:08 pm »
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 08:56:39 pm »
Toe ek Daskop sien toe moes ek lees, want net nou die dag toe dink ek aan jou en die skok is groot.

Baie jammer om te hoor van jou Seun - ek kan nie indink waardeur jy gaan nie.

Safe travels.

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 09:23:15 pm »
I have no words....
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2021, 04:09:23 pm »
Thank you to those that have joined the Whatsapp Group.

This is my basic itinerary:

RSA
Port Elizabeth
Sutherland
Vredendal Pathcare for Covid test
Springbok Pathcare for results - stay at Morewag Farm
Vioolsdrif - stay at Bushwacked Outdoor Adventures
Noordoewer Border Post
NAMIBIA
Hobas Canyon viewpoint
Canyon Roadhouse
Helmeringhausen - stay at Mount Durban Campsite
Solitaire - stay at Camp Gecko - do Spreetshoogte and Remhoogte passes
Windhoek to meet with The Man from Nam
Okahandja - stay at either Omatuza Safaris or Ombo Rest Camp
Tsumeb - stay at Kupferquelle Resort
Rundu - have not finalised accommodation
Divundu - Shametu or Rainbow River Lodge
Katima Mulilo - Covid Test - can take up to 36 hrs for result, have not finalised accommodation
ZAMBIA
Livingstone - Maramba Lodge
Choma - have not finalised accommodation
Lusaka - stay at Pioneer Lodge, Camp and Safaris
Chipata - Covid Test - stay at Mama Rulas until I get the results
MALAWI
Lilongwe - meet an old friend and go from there to his game farm
Cape Maclear - stay at Fat Monkeys

After that, I am not sure yet. I have not put any periods to any of these destinations as I will decide how long I stay based on the location.

Any recommendations, advice or comments will be appreciated.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 10:43:58 pm »
Jammer om van jou verlies te hoor, ek weet waar deur jy gaan, ek werk ook deur dit, sal my nommer Whatsapp om te join.

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2021, 11:45:51 am »
It has been a very difficult time, but I am nearly there to start with the actual RR.

This was my initial basic itinerary:

RSA
Port Elizabeth
Sutherland
Vredendal Pathcare for Covid test
Springbok Pathcare for results - stay at Morewag Farm
Vioolsdrif - stay at Bushwacked Outdoor Adventures
Noordoewer Border Post
NAMIBIA
Hobas Canyon viewpoint
Canyon Roadhouse
Helmeringhausen - stay at Mount Durban Campsite
Solitaire - stay at Camp Gecko - do Spreetshoogte and Remhoogte passes
Windhoek to meet with The Man from Nam
Okahandja - stay at either Omatuza Safaris or Ombo Rest Camp
Tsumeb - stay at Kupferquelle Resort
Rundu - have not finalised accommodation
Divundu - Shametu or Rainbow River Lodge
Katima Mulilo - Covid Test - can take up to 36 hrs for result, have not finalised accommodation
ZAMBIA
Livingstone - Maramba Lodge
Choma - have not finalised accommodation
Lusaka - stay at Pioneer Lodge, Camp and Safaris
Chipata - Covid Test - stay at Mama Rulas until I get the results
MALAWI
Lilongwe - meet an old friend and go from there to his game farm
Cape Maclear - stay at Fat Monkeys

It did not stay as planned and I had to adapt as circumstances changed.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2021, 12:10:27 pm »
This was not my first solo venture into Africa, but the planning, due to the circumstances proved to be very difficult and took a lot longer than ever before as I struggled to concentrate and keep my composure. There was no excitement, just doubt. Am I actually doing the right thing by going on this journey?
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2021, 12:22:13 pm »
Final check before the packing of Matilda starts.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2021, 12:29:52 pm »
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2021, 12:32:14 pm »
How did I miss this one.   :eek7:

Sorry for your loss Daskop, ek sal maar nou die RR volg.  Ek hoop van harte jy het jou antwoorde gevind op die trip. 

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2021, 12:51:07 pm »
Hi Daskop, so jammer om te hoor van jou seun. Niks wat ek kan se kan die hartseer wegvat nie. Sterkte met die trip en ek hoop jy kan vertroosting vind.
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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2021, 12:59:13 pm »
Respect to you - do not doubt yourself

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial - Africa 2021
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2021, 01:14:53 pm »
New Dunlop Trailmax Missions fitted at Sharwoods in PE.
Odometer 115699 km.


just for info , not sure how long your toolkit has been fitted, i did the same, used downpipe brackets , they snapped off an di lost a tool kit like that a while back ..