Unlike so many animal species, few of the human species possess a natural ability to navigate. For us, to know where we are and to navigate from point A to point B, usually requires some or other form of intellectual effort to construct or maintain a mental map of where we are in relation with our surroundings. Continue reading What is overland navigation?
When you embark on an overland trip, it is important to realise that you are actually undertaking a vehicle dependent trip. This means that the selection and preparation of your vehicle is critical. Continue reading Choosing the right vehicle
My heart is pounding in my ears, softening the hoarse roar of the second gear of the 250XT underneath me. My hands are sweating in the gloves and my arms aching from clutching to the steering. I have to open up in order to have enough momentum to get the bike to the top of Baviaanskloof but at the same time I have to manoeuvre short, sharp curves with a towering mountain face on my right and a steep abyss to my left. To a novice rider this is nerve wrecking stuff! Continue reading Discover Baviaanskloof and 20 passes on a motorbike