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Stage 9

South Africa

Cape of Good Hope

Great Venture
Great Venture

I arrive in Cape Town on 9 January, and leave the following day for the Cape of Good Hope with my friend Jay Lee.
The Cape of Good Hope was first reached by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias in 1487, but it was Vasco da Gama who completed the voyage towards the Indies for the first time in 1497.
Jay Lee and I got to know each other long-distance, seeking out information on the difficult Nigeria/Cameroon crossing. After exchanging various messages on social networks, we created a WhatsApp group which quickly became an overland group, bursting with essential information for overcoming the difficulties of crossing Africa.
Reaching the Cape of Good Hope and seeing my “KapToCap” project come to completion was immensely rewarding.
When I bought my Africa Twin back in April from Beppe Macchion in Legnano, I never thought that I would really manage to make it all the way across Africa.
Knowing that I have crossed and seen every single metre of land from North Cape to the Cape of Good Hope fills me with a great sense of happiness and achievement.

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