Lynne and Stewart Lechelt Go Mountain Riding

Stewart Lechelt grew up southeast of Edmonton, a few hours east of the Rockies, so he’s used to riding in the mountains. But the mountains in Namibia were different than anything he’d ever seen. In 1978, Stewart and his wife Lynne and two other couples formed a riding group known as the Cutliners. Every long […]

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Denis Gosselin’s Trip Began More Than a Decade Ago

The word ‘Africa’ is heard often in the Gosselin household, so it’s not surprising that Denis Gosselin ended up there on his motorcycle. He’s traveled in many areas around the world, but never by motorcycle. And he’d never set foot in Africa. Picking up informational material at the Renedian booth at the Toronto Motorcycle Show […]

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12 Top African Myths and Misconceptions

Africa has long been a continent of mystery and intrigue. Despite the access to information and the travellers who’ve visited its countries, African myths and misconceptions abound. 12 Top African Myths and Misconceptions Africa is one big country. Africa is the second largest continent in terms of area and population. Asia is the largest. The […]

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Darvin Puhl —A Father’s Perspective on Adventure Travel

Darvin and Todd Puhl, a father-son duo from Southern Ontario, have traveled with Renedian to Africa, Mongolia, and South America. They share unique perspectives on the same trips, and what it’s like to travel together. Darvin Puhl started riding twenty-five years ago when Todd, age seventeen, came home with an RF600 Suzuki crotch-rocket. “I wouldn’t […]

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Todd Puhl — A Son’s Perspective on Adventure Travel

Darvin and Todd Puhl, a father-son duo from Southern Ontario, have traveled with Renedian to Africa, Mongolia, and South America. They share unique perspectives on the same trips, and what it’s like to travel together. “I was banned from motorcycles forever when I was younger, but I decided to get one anyway. My parents found […]

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Namibian Lore and Legends — Myth or Fact?

The 55-million-year old Namib Desert is the oldest in the world. It’s no surprise then that it and its surroundings have given rise to ancient legends. Sometimes legends blur with scientific explanations. Myth or fact? You decide which one to believe. Fish River Canyon Once upon a time a giant snake dwelled in southern Namibia. Every […]

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Ted Lawson

Ted Lawson still had the grin on his face and the dust in his ears when he recounted his experiences on Renedian Adventure’s Spectacular South West Africa expedition. He’d also brought back indelible memories—like his first roadside sighting of a big male kudu with his big spiral horns, the people who touched him along the way, […]

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Shawn Bilerman

They may live on opposite sides of the country but Fredericton’s Shawn Bilerman and Calgary’s Bob Bradley keep their high school friendship energized with annual get togethers. Facing their 50th birthday, the two decided to a special celebration was in order. That’s how Shawn ended up on Renedian’s Spectacular South West Africa safari. Bob and […]

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Scott and Tabitha Becker

When Scott Becker’s friend bought his wife Tabitha a copy of The University of Gravel Roads for her birthday a few years ago, he had no idea it would be a life-changing experience for the couple. A short time later, he came home from work to Tabitha announcing, “We’re going to Africa. I just booked […]

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Kellee Irwin

Kellee Irwin became hooked on Africa three years ago after completing a motorcycle tour in Morocco. As gruelling as that trip was, she vowed to return, wanting to explore more of the continent by two wheels and get a feel for its cultures. The 51-year-old Vancouver-based RSA Insurance Executive has never been one to shy […]

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Highlights:

  • 60% paved roads, 40% gravel roads
  • Ais Ais hot springs
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Hermanus whale watching,
  • Most southerly point in Africa
  • Guided walk in Sossusvlei sand dunes
  • Namib-Nauklft Park
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Cape Town tour
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town tour
  • Option day in Stellenbosch open to ride mountain passes, do a wine tour, or dive in a shark cage
  • 3200 km/2000 miles

Detailed itinerary for the Spectacular South West Africa Tour.