September 2006
West Coast/Namibia Tour

Hi Jurgen,
Hope alls well with you. Just to say a huge thank you to Celia, you and your team for a quite unbelievable West Coast Tour in September. Some of the dust from my jacket has faded a bit but all the photos people keep sending means that memories are still strong! Im sure others on the trip have e-mailed similar thanks – we really got on so well and had a lot of fun. I can imagine that further trips between us may well happen!
I think I was probably the most nervous participant initially – having only had my license for 3 years and being a woman travelling alone etc. The guys at Huijs Haarlem sorted me out though and quickly after meeting you and Celia and the others on the trip, I realised no need for nerves. Bikers are nice people! And we all continue to learn etc. I think my riding improved through the ten days – I calculated that I did more miles on the trip than I had done on a bike previously! Im still not that keen on windy mountain passes at any great speed – but there was never a problem to let others pass whilst I took in the views!
It was a quite fantastic trip- some big miles for sure and the extent of gravel and off-tarmac riding took some people by surprise I know. I think having travelled in southern Africa before, I was less surprised by the distances and the condition of the roads were way better than many other countries in the region. Also, I think the fact that I had done a short course back home with BMW on off-road skills helped me. Travelling the distances, feeling the size of the country, being away from main roads and crossing into Namibia were keys to the trip for me. And then all those spring flowers through Namaqualand – quite amazing!
I think we all wished we could stay longer in all the guesthouses we stopped in. The accommodation and hospitality (and the wine) were fabulous. I felt bad leaving trails of red dust in most of them! My favourite stops though were the ones along the road – taking shade wherever it was and having Wagner pull up with cold cokes. Celia seemed to have an unlimited supply of goodies in her tank bag as well!
Definitely hope to be back soon. I had such a good time on all fronts that I cannot really imagine how to improve on a holiday. But Celia tells me that the Klein Karoo is even better…
Many thanks and all best wishes,
Brighton, England

Dr. Jennifer A. Elliott from Brighton England

September 2005
Great African GS Challenge Tour

Lieber Jurgen,
zurück in Deutschland möchte ich Dir ein aufrichtiges Wort des Danks und der Anerkennung aussprechen. Du hast die über 3200 km lange Rundreise in der Wahl der Routen so konzipiert, dass man auf dem Motorrad die unterschiedlichsten Landschaften, Orte, Straßenzustände und Schwierigkeitsgrade kennen lernen konnte. Die Wahl der Unterkünfte sowie Deine Empfehlungen für Restaurants und Rastplätze überzeugten vollkommen. Auch Deine Betreuung bei allen Problemen und Themenstellungen rund ums Motorrad sowie bei Fragen des täglichen Lebens in Südafrika empfand ich ausgesprochen angenehm und hilfreich.
Als Fazit steht für mich fest: Wenn Südafrika-Urlaub, dann gerne wieder mit Karoo-Biking.
Mit den besten Grüßen

Achim Scholz from Germany

August 2007
Motorradmiete ab Johannesburg und selbstgeführte Tour in Kwazulu-Natal und Eastern Cape

Hallo Jürgen,
hat mal wieder alles super geklappt, drei nagelneue 650’er standen bei Colin bereit. Danke auch an Colin u. Peter.
Hatten eine wunderschöne Tour an die Wild Coast. Können somit deine Rund um Lesotho Tour nur empfehlen (aber lieber im Sommer, bei uns -6°C in Zastron). Dein Tipp, Naude’s Nek Pass war ein Highlight (es wird doch schneller dunkel als man glaubt,erst recht wenn man danach noch bis Port St.Johns muss).
Sind nächstes Jahr sicher wieder da. Wünsche Dir und Deinem Team einen schönen Sommer und eine gute Saison.
Günter u. Franz

Franz Szilagyi and Dirk Johrendt from Germany

April 2005
Self-guided Tour Johannesburg Durban

Self-guided Tour Johannesburg Durban
We were a little sceptical when we arrived at the airport as this was the test of the entire trip. We were relieved when we did have someone to pick us up, and Jurgen was not a con man on the internet. From then on, we were overly impressed with the whole event. Our drivers and transport were excellent, all accommodation was well above what we had expected and the tour, well, all we need is a bike, and we are happy.
To sum up, we were completely impressed with the information that we received prior to the tour, the organisation of the tour, the ease of navigation of South Africa, the quality of our accommodation, the safety we felt while in the country, and the complete package of the event. Well done.

Michael and Matt Hawthorn from Australia

April 2005
Self-guided Tour – Cape Town, Garden Route

Just a perfect tour!
Good bike,very good accomodations,in different styles,delightfull roads and gravel roads,over 4000km in so wide,wild and gorgeous panoramas…….and there so much more left to see in South Africa, that I sure have to come back
So,see you soon, Jurgen!

Dominique Cully from Réunion Island

November 2004
Gardenroute Tour

Dear Guys,
thanks very much for guiding, filming, bus-driving and the fun we had together. We enjoyed our Gardenroute Tour very much!

Klaus Mayer BMW Händler in Deutschland und Gruppe

September 2003
South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland Tour

Hola Cabrón Jurgen,
we are fine, tomorrow the Puercos Brotherhood will go to the International Meeting of BMW in Cuernavaca, Morelos, México, we will tell everybody about our good and wonderful tour in South Africa with you….It is good to know that we have a full member of the Big Puercos in SA, make honour to your rank and be always a real Puerco…I hope everything is fine for you and your bussines become better and better…I saw you webpage and I can tell you is very good…
I enjoy a lot the pictures and my memories of our tour…Best wishes for you and will be in contact…Auf wiedersehen Ernesto

Ernesto Ramirez Godoy und Gruppe aus Mexico

August 2004
African Adventure Tour

I still think about our trip a lot and everytime it brings this huge smile to my face. Thinking about all the things we’ve done and seen, and to do it with such great people. I know we are lucky to being able to do all those things. I’m definately up for another trip to the RSA!

Nanette and Bob aus Monaco

September 2004
West Coast/Namibia Tour

We would like to thank you for all the assistance we got especially me who was in contact with you for a very long time before the tour. You were always available even when you were on a tour, answered my mails and supplied any necessary information. Along my preparation for the tour I was sure that I made the right choice to take the motorbike tour with you and obviously it has been proved to be the right decision with no surprises.

Zippy und Zvi Pink aus Israel