Tom Mentz


Tom Mentz

I love to travel, mostly by bike and mostly in remote areas.

Africa December 19th 2019

OUR 2019 AFRICA TRIP Riders: Tommie Mentz: +27760901362 Achmet Ackerdien The Bikes: Kawasaki KLR 650 2007 Model BMW GS 800 Why : I can’t tell you how many times we have heard that question…. For me it was always a lifetime ambition..I was always reading all books available about this Africa overland trip as well as following all the riders that have done it before on social media. I think every adventure biker wants to do it at least once in their lifetime. I have planned it twice before, but every time something came up. So this time I was adamant to do it. Achmet my travelling partner, I met about two years ago, but it was on our Botswana trip in 2018 that we started to plan this Africa Trip for 2020.Achmet ... read more
My sister Marilse's  design for our trip
KLR loaded and ready
Sent off by all our mates in Grahamstown

Africa » Egypt » Mediterranean » El Alamein October 14th 2019

We visited El-Alamein on our 2019 Africa Motorbike Trip. During our time spend in El-Alamein we visited The German Military Cemetery. Built in memory of the German Soldiers that died here in World War 2. The guide were very friendly even offered us a camping spot for the night. Unfortunately we had to travel on.... read more

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor October 4th 2019

We decided on a second visit to the tombs....visiting the tomb chambers of Setnakht.... read more
The Inside
The Inside
The Inside

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor October 3rd 2019

The Valley of the Kings....The Tomb of Rameses 4... read more

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor October 3rd 2019

Valley of the Kings..we visited the Tomb of Ramses III...... read more

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor October 3rd 2019

Valley of the Kings- Tombs of Ramses V and Ramses V... read more

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor October 1st 2019

We took a tour with a tour leader from our Happy Land accomodation to visit various sites. We got picked up with a minibus and were part of a great group of travellers.... read more

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor October 1st 2019

We visited the Colossi of Memnon on our way to the Valley of the Kings... read more

Africa » Egypt September 29th 2019

We took a motorised boat to Kitchener's Island to the Aswan Botanical Gardens....... read more

Africa » Ethiopia August 31st 2019

Next morning onwards towards the Kenya/Ethiopian Border. We entered Ethiopia with some trepidation. Stories about stone throwing put a bit of a damper on travelling through this beautiful country. But I have also seen and learned that it’s better to look at the situation first hand before jumping to conclusions, and making assumptions. We entered Ethiopia at Moyale. The Border crossing went quite smooth. First time on the trip where our luggage gets checked properly but it all gets done in a professional way. Even the engine and chassis numbers get properly checked. On entering the border we only realised then that in Ethiopia everybody travels on the left hand side of the road. Moyale is quite a big border town. People are friendly but not really a place where I will walk around alone at ... read more
20190831 Moyale
20190831 Moyale
20190831 Moyale

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