Tom Mentz

adventurebiker

Tom Mentz

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



Africa » South Africa November 30th 2020

We reached Verneukpan in the afternoon after our visit to the Augrabies Waterfall..after some gravel and numerous farmgates we reached the camping area on the side of Verneukpan...very windy so the camping with our tents on the pan made way for sleeping in two old caravans on site...beautiful photos taken..... read more
Verneukpan
Verneukpan
Verneukpan


We reached the falls via Upington. Its impressive but not flowing strong as i expected, but it was a dry year...i think it must be a sight if the Orange River is in flood....on the way to the falls we also pass through Kakamas an old friend Izak van der Hams home town... MORE PHOTOS TO BE UPLOADED....... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Northern Cape November 29th 2020

An incredible experience made worthwhile by an old man named Blackie Swarts that stays on site for nearly 6 months...a very humble person that entertained us with stories and history of this ghost town....and shared his food with us.This is actually private property and permission must be obtained first to camp there.... read more
On our way to Putsonderwater
On the way to Putsonderwater
On our way to Putsonderwater

Africa » South Africa » Northern Cape November 28th 2020

We met up with Achmet, Shady and Glen in Britstown where we stayed over in the old jail now called Vyfster....not bad but i don't like the old building structure that is mixed in with newer buildings...it takes some character away..Also meet a paramedic from JHB, Mark that tests all employees of shipping companies for COVID...he himself had COVID in a bad way, but is now fully recovered. Its his own company and he gets paid by the shipping companies...now on his way to Cape Town..... read more
Our motorbikes
Die Manne

Africa » South Africa » Northern Cape November 28th 2020

Day 1...Me and Tony left King William's Town, travelling via Dimbaza, Alice, Adelaide, Bedford, Cradock, De Aar to Britstown our first stopover. Matthew our mate from Port Elizabeth joins us just before Adelaide and travel with us for a while before turning back to PE...in Britstown we are staying in the Vyfster Prison Accomodation...quite nice ...... read more
Matthew
Testing some moonshine from Tony
Matthew and Tony

Africa December 19th 2019

OUR 2019 AFRICA TRIP Riders: Tommie Mentz: tom.mentz68@gmail.com +27760901362 Achmet Ackerdien The Bikes: Kawasaki KLR 650 2007 Model BMW GS 800 Mytb.org/adventurebiker 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
El-Alamein
El-Alamein
El-Alamein

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

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