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SUP in the city

Need a quick adventure close to home? Try stand up paddling (SUP) through Cape Town’s waterways; here you can experience the “Big 5” of a different sort, namely: pollution, poverty, gangs, graffiti and drugs – however this trip is not without its own surreal sense of beauty, as two wanna-be adventurers, Evan and myself, would […]

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Cavemen – A microadventure

Looking for a microadventure that won’t break the bank? Look closer to home and you’ll be amazed what’s lying on your doorstep. For a quick getaway, check out the caves above Kalkbay. These caves were first truly explored and documented by Johan Meyer between 1924 and 1950 and make for some budget friendly exploring today. […]

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Fat boy on a bicycle: 10 lessons learnt from credit card touring in England.

“The adventure is the not getting there, it is the on-the-way. It is not the expected; it is the surprise.” Stephen Graham Planning your next cycle-touring trip? Discussing maps, miles, and your motivation? Don’t! Leave some things to chance and you will experience more than you bargained for.Sometimes, not preparing for a cycle tour leads […]

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Surf Cycle: A bicycle touring adventure

In February this year I completed a +-800km cycle from Jeffrey’s Bay to Cape Town. Behind my bicycle I towed a two wheeled trailer, my surf board, fishing rod and camping gear.I am not a streamlined cyclist, and I carry more spare tyres around my waist than I do on my trailer. Besides my clear […]

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10 cycle touring tips

Below I have listed a few usefull cycle touring tips. Please feel free to add you own.  1. Besides panniers or a trailer I use a handlebar bag: great for quick access to camera, wallet, maps and other essentials. I use one from Topeak (www.topeak.com) Do not overload the bag, especially when doing tours on gravel […]

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