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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2016, 10:50:20 am »
Hello Canuck

welcome to South Africa the land of Sour milk and Braai/BBQ

Go and read up if you can there is lots of advice on this site:
http://www.pikipiki.co.za/vital-links/

http://www.pikipiki.co.za/health-first-aid-medical/#more-65

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/search?s=health+insurance

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/search?s=COMESA


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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2016, 01:08:36 pm »
Thanks.  That pikipiki site is very helpful.  Not much luck finding any insurance though?  Anyone?  Thx.

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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2016, 01:23:17 pm »
 :spitcoffee: Not too clued up about insurance for international travelers maybe start a new Fred in the General section of the forum there seems to be more guys reading there

You can try the Horizons website link that i send you if you have a laptop and internet Google it  :lol8:
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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2016, 01:44:47 pm »
You don't strictly NEED insurance in ZA - we don't have the legal requirement like the UK does, for example.  Similarly, neither does Lesotho.  I expect when you travel through a Swazi border they may require you to buy 3rd party insurance and have proof of it when you exit or at a roadblock - same with Moz, Bots and Nam to my knowledge.

Seems like a bit of a lost cause, really http://carinsurance.arrivealive.co.za/car-insurance-for-foreign-travelers-to-south-africa-mission-impossible.php
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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2016, 01:46:19 pm »
The COMESA insurance is not valid in South Africa.
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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2016, 04:47:32 pm »
You don't insurance for South Africa, the insurance is build into our Road Accident fund and is funded within every liter of fuel you use. For the rest of other African countries you buy insurance on the border upon entry. Comesa for some reason is not used anymore.
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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2016, 06:33:35 pm »
Thanks.  Sounds good!  Nomads discrimates against the geriatric Det which apparently starts at 60!!!  Who knew?

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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2016, 06:39:57 pm »
Hayou .....stop farking around in the badlands and the frontiers ....turn that sickle West and head for the real riding country ....The Western Cape ...We are waiting for you, The beers are on ice, and the braai is waiting. Let me know when you are arriving so I can warn the wife ...We intend to show you some real Cape hospitality.
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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2016, 07:11:16 am »
Hold your horses!  I'm a' comin'.  I'm not likely to get back here too often. They had a little brainfart at a Motorrad that will go unnamed and now I have to double back to Durban.  Hmmmm....and don't suck back all that beer while you're waiting!  I'll be checking your empties when I arrive.  Cheers, S.

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« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2016, 11:08:00 am »
Well.  The Sani Pass lived up to its reputation!  Awesome!  Tough on a loaded bike manned by an old guy, but the views and the country were worth every drop of sweat!  Incredible.  Thanks.

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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2016, 11:35:55 am »
Well.  The Sani Pass lived up to its reputation!  Awesome!  Tough on a loaded bike manned by an old guy, but the views and the country were worth every drop of sweat!  Incredible.  Thanks.

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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2016, 01:20:27 pm »
Hayou .....stop farking around in the badlands and the frontiers ....turn that sickle West and head for the real riding country ....The Western Cape ...We are waiting for you, The beers are on ice, and the braai is waiting. Let me know when you are arriving so I can warn the wife ...We intend to show you some real Cape hospitality.
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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2016, 02:33:29 pm »
I hope you have settled in and relaxed a bit. Durban CBD would be a shock introduction for a lot of South Africans too... :lol8:

You are in beautiful country now, it is just going to start getting busy in that region for the December holidays coming up. I would suggest getting off the N2 and using the scenic smaller roads like the R62 a bit inland. There is a stunning gravel pass, the R339 called Prince Alfred pass, that links Knysna to Uniondale and the R62. Would be an awesome ride.

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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2016, 03:06:54 pm »
And don't forget Swartberg Pass, Meiringspoort and Seweweekspoort between Oudtshoorn and the town of Prince Albert.

If you're in that vicinity, don't hesitate to stop over at our own Veldbrand's spot - Koedoeskloof: http://www.koedoeskloof.co.za/ - he's a gentleman and a scholar.

Edit: There's actually so much riding to do in that area - it's incredible.
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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #54 on: December 12, 2016, 08:13:11 pm »
Swartzberg Pass is a gem!  Spectacular!  Theinks to Knysna were closed due to fire, but the pas up to Barry same was a great ride too!  Down to Cape Agulhas tomorrow and then CT bound.

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« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2016, 06:23:04 am »
Great stuff! :thumright:

There is a disturbing absence of photography though...
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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2016, 08:04:08 am »
Great stuff! :thumright:

There is a disturbing absence of photography though...


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Re: Canadian shipping bike to SA...
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2016, 08:12:02 am »
Great stuff! :thumright:

There is a disturbing absence of photography though...
You are SO needy!


There!  I hope you're happy!
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« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2016, 08:42:11 am »
 :drif:   great stuff!

looking forward to the rest   ;D


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« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2016, 09:32:44 am »
Awesome!
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