Andrew is a qualified adventure motorcycle guide with over 10 years' experience of leading motorcycle trips in Southern Africa. He is also a qualified first aider and mechanical engineer with extensive experience in maintaining and servicing the Africa Twin bikes.
Ryan Law and Tiffany Pretty
Ride Down South website
Africa, where anything can happen, and it will…
For anyone considering a tour through Africa on Motorcycle, look no further. Andrew and his support crew provided a trip of a life time for Tiffany and I. We customized our tour by providing Andrew with a general idea of timeline, things we’d like to see, and of course budget. The trip that Ride Down South created for us couldn’t have been more perfect. We rode through vast deserts, tropical climates, and lush jungle like surroundings on our adventure through South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. We experienced the cultures and people in a way that can only be done when traveling on two wheels. We were lucky enough to see lots of wildlife, including the “Big 5” and most of the “Ugly 5”. A highlight of the trip was coming across a pride of lions feasting on a giraffe kill. The accommodations arranged by Andrew far exceeded our expectations especially given the overall affordability of the trip. These accommodations ranged from a luxurious cottage on a remote sheep farm with night time views of the milky way to tent camping inside a game park listening to lions and elephants in the distance. The proverbial icing on the cake for this trip was the food. We were treated to numerous potjiekos (Translation: Small pot food) prepared by Andrew and the support crew, which after a days ride couldn’t have been more perfect. I have never eaten so well while camping! On several occasions we ate at that evenings lodge or a local restaurant, which allowed another opportunity to experience local cuisine including lots of game meat.
The Honda Africa Twins were everything a person could need to travel the rugged terrain. I own a BMW F800gs, and was still blown away by the maneuverability of the AT and it’s ability to tackle a variety of conditions. Andrew’s knowledge of the mechanical aspect of the bike and riding expertise provided a completely worry free traveling experience.
I write this review approximately one month after returning home and in doing so have been reviewing our photos and videos. I have been left with experiences of a lifetime and new friends on a continent far away from my own. I have recommended Ride Down South to my friends and family, and if you are reading this I’m obviously recommending them to you!