MSL’s deputy editor Bruce Wilson has joined Trailquest and 11 other adventurers who’ll be crossing South Africa on Triumph’s Tiger 800. Each day we’ll follow their story as they make their way 2000 miles from Johannesburg to Cape Town, ticking off some of the best routes and trails the nation has to offer.
“So, who can point out on this map where we are”? The tour guide’s question raised a good point. There was nothing about the dusty, mountainous terrain that even hinted at our location. We were deep in the land the South African’s call the ‘bush’, surrounded by heckling wildlife and devoid of any inclination of knowing where the hell we were. Phone signals had gone long ago, along with fresh drinking water, electricity and general signs of civilisation. We were in the wilderness… and life felt fantastic.
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