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Offline Xpat

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #80 on: June 22, 2018, 02:21:24 pm »
Nice  :thumleft:

Two pictures are not showing though - maybe make sure they are in shared album and repost their link. One is in Part 1 right after the picture of car wreck in the desert and second is the first picture in Part 2.

Ta

Think 90% of comments on this thread is about missing pics :imaposer:

Deleted and re-uploaded the pics to the album, looks OK now on my side.

Yep, works fine now - thanks  :thumleft:

Offline Damaraland

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #81 on: June 22, 2018, 02:23:19 pm »
Cool! I'm so glad Angola is open for us! A huge country to explore.. This Riaan Mansor oke also mentioned that Angola is one of his favourite place because of the interesting people! Sorry about the Gauteng cage drivers there!..

No please don't take it as a general impression on South Africans, I know that to not be true.  As a matter of fact we met the most awesome bunch of guys at Flamingos, will tell a bit more about them later.

You are right about the size of the place, we rode around for 8 days and just barely scratched the bottom left corner of the country.  Now that Kaokoland is becoming a bit of a highway with all the tours, I truly believe Angola is the next frontier for remote adventure riding.
RR - Angola (https://goo.gl/BzFy7Y) / Video RR - Kaokoland (https://youtu.be/-c-Zespa2No)
Video RR - Messum & Ugab (https://goo.gl/Uhd1vb)  / Video RR - Southern Namibia (http://goo.gl/WpRdRE)
Video RR - Ugab (http://goo.gl/dr57i9) / Video RR - Omaruru River (http://goo.gl/RCTajv)
 

Offline Takashi

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #82 on: June 22, 2018, 02:23:57 pm »
Looks like a proper trip. Thanks for sharing.

Can't wait for the Doodsakker part.

Definitely on my bucket list to go someday.
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #83 on: June 22, 2018, 02:33:35 pm »
Cool! I'm so glad Angola is open for us! A huge country to explore.. This Riaan Mansor oke also mentioned that Angola is one of his favourite place because of the interesting people! Sorry about the Gauteng cage drivers there!..

Also wanted to say I am glad it is open and also wants to know if you need a letter of invitation to enter and how do you guys organise that? Do you get a visa at the border at Ruacana or do you need to go to the embassy?

Reading about the SA fishermen is sad though. I am also to some extend an introvert but in places like this you normally meet like minded people and it does not take much to start sharing stories and a beer.
 

Offline Damaraland

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #84 on: June 22, 2018, 03:06:21 pm »
Cool! I'm so glad Angola is open for us! A huge country to explore.. This Riaan Mansor oke also mentioned that Angola is one of his favourite place because of the interesting people! Sorry about the Gauteng cage drivers there!..

Also wanted to say I am glad it is open and also wants to know if you need a letter of invitation to enter and how do you guys organise that? Do you get a visa at the border at Ruacana or do you need to go to the embassy?

Reading about the SA fishermen is sad though. I am also to some extend an introvert but in places like this you normally meet like minded people and it does not take much to start sharing stories and a beer.

I know that Namibians do not need a letter of invitation (as of about 6 months ago I think), and the Visa we got at the border.  I can't see that it would be any different for visitors from South Africa.  Only requirements for us was Passport, police clearance for bikes, drivers license and proof of yellow fever injection.  You'll also need certified copies of everything except your yellow fever injections.
RR - Angola (https://goo.gl/BzFy7Y) / Video RR - Kaokoland (https://youtu.be/-c-Zespa2No)
Video RR - Messum & Ugab (https://goo.gl/Uhd1vb)  / Video RR - Southern Namibia (http://goo.gl/WpRdRE)
Video RR - Ugab (http://goo.gl/dr57i9) / Video RR - Omaruru River (http://goo.gl/RCTajv)
 
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #85 on: June 22, 2018, 03:52:41 pm »
 :sip: :sip: great report. keep it coming.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #86 on: June 22, 2018, 04:03:25 pm »
Shoo wee. Lovely
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Offline Fransw

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #87 on: June 22, 2018, 04:08:29 pm »
Cool! I'm so glad Angola is open for us! A huge country to explore.. This Riaan Mansor oke also mentioned that Angola is one of his favourite place because of the interesting people! Sorry about the Gauteng cage drivers there!..

Also wanted to say I am glad it is open and also wants to know if you need a letter of invitation to enter and how do you guys organise that? Do you get a visa at the border at Ruacana or do you need to go to the embassy?

Reading about the SA fishermen is sad though. I am also to some extend an introvert but in places like this you normally meet like minded people and it does not take much to start sharing stories and a beer.

I know that Namibians do not need a letter of invitation (as of about 6 months ago I think), and the Visa we got at the border.  I can't see that it would be any different for visitors from South Africa.  Only requirements for us was Passport, police clearance for bikes, drivers license and proof of yellow fever injection.  You'll also need certified copies of everything except your yellow fever injections.

Yes, same for South Africans, no more invitation letters and visas since from the beginning of this year! Only passports. Its great news, the letters were a great pain!.. Angola is a beautiful country and relatively unknown to most o us, including me..

 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #88 on: June 22, 2018, 06:40:46 pm »
Man I'm enjoying this one... keep it up
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« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2018, 10:05:08 pm »
Awesome trip. Can't wait to hear/see the rest!
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Offline Das Alpha Tier

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2018, 06:47:08 pm »
Guys we discussed last night that after the ride report we will du a detailed list of our packing, things we took with and luggage with all the details. We will also make a short video of how we packed it. Think it might be interesting.
 
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #91 on: June 23, 2018, 07:15:26 pm »
Guys we discussed last night that after the ride report we will du a detailed list of our packing, things we took with and luggage with all the details. We will also make a short video of how we packed it. Think it might be interesting.
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« Reply #92 on: June 24, 2018, 04:53:15 pm »
Jy het gese ons gaan die Doodsakker 'môre' ry!...en môre was al gister gewees! :patch:
 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #93 on: June 24, 2018, 06:12:25 pm »
Jy het gese ons gaan die Doodsakker 'môre' ry!...en môre was al gister gewees! :patch:
Jong lyk my hulle het gedood in die doodsakker! :pot:
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #94 on: June 24, 2018, 06:20:48 pm »
😂 Werken = Family Time...
He needs to be at work to have time to write ride reports...
 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #95 on: June 24, 2018, 06:24:24 pm »
Hmmmm...think the tide came in to quick so he is still stuck at Foz  :-\
 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #96 on: June 24, 2018, 09:02:53 pm »
Ooh,I wish I could do a ride like this .. maybe one day. Would a Husky 701 be an option?

Thanks for sharing.

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Offline Das Alpha Tier

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #97 on: June 24, 2018, 09:37:20 pm »
It certainly is an option but remember that it’s a heavy bike. Dry it weighs about 40kg more than the 500. That is more than all my luggage with all the fuel weighed.
So yes it’s doable.
 
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #98 on: June 24, 2018, 10:59:57 pm »
It certainly is an option but remember that it’s a heavy bike. Dry it weighs about 40kg more than the 500. That is more than all my luggage with all the fuel weighed.
So yes it’s doable.

I am looking at all the option why not to get the 501 in the future, thanks.
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Offline Das Alpha Tier

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #99 on: June 25, 2018, 08:06:14 am »
I think it all depends on what you want to do. We wanted to go as far off-road as possible. For that we wanted to do we needed the least weight we could get. For that you sacrifice a bit of comfort on gravel and tar.
If you are looking at traveling on gravel highways, tar and occasional single tracks the 701 might be good. Or maybe even the 790 adventure coming out next year.
If you want to concentrate on enduro stile roads, single and rough Jeep tracks with the occasional tar stretch or gravel highway the 501 is the one to go for.
Another consideration for us was the price.
500 exc was 118 000.
701 would have been around 160 000.
Hope this helps.
 
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