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From the Pyramids of Giza to Table Mountain, explore Africa from top to bottom on TDA’s flagship cycling expedition

RIDERS AND STAFF

Andre Botes

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Andre Botes

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

Hi, I'm an avid (not to be confused with good) mountain biker, was born and raised in Namibia, spent a large chunk of my adult life in South Africa, but also lived in Kenya and worked in Southern Africa, before moving to Australia in 2008 with my family. My wife and I are passionate about education, we own two schools in Johannesburg, and we are serious about giving back. This trip will be my sabbatical, my chance to map out the next phase of our lives, and reconnect with what is important in life. Apart from that how much fun will it be seeing Africa on a bicycle, I mean who needs Everest!!

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Leonard Bayliss

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Leonard Bayliss

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Cairo to Khartoum

Australia

live, work in new westminster canada,do solo non supported bicycle tours ,so far perth to albany WA around the coast, west to east sicily,lisboa to granada spain

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Tim Forde

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Tim Forde

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am 65 years young and have been cycling for the past 5 years. I am a Postal Manager in Australia. I was born in Rhodesia and have always had a desire to see Africa from Cape to Cairo. Was looking for a cycling challenge and I saw details of this tour in a cycling book.

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Michael Brightwell

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Michael Brightwell

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

From New Zealand Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mike.brightwell.5

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Peter Cox

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Peter Cox

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Born in South Africa and have lived and raised my kids in Canada over the last 30 years. I retire later in the year from an amazing and privileged career working with sick children. Have cycled all my life (my kids laugh at me cycling through the Canadian winter, all trussed up!) Now I am ready to cycle home!

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Mats Wennerholm

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mats Wennerholm

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Sweden

Life is so simple on my bike. Just have to keep balance and my legs going, meeting new places and new people. Looking forward to this life during a four months periode in 2019.

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Wolfgang Meyer

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Wolfgang Meyer

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

I am 67 years old and live in Germany near Magdeburg. I have ridden several long Bike rides on my own in recent years. I am a bike technically well versed and can help myself. In africa I have been in some countries already, but not by bike. I speak unfortunately not as good english, only a little.

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Paul Bullen-Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Bullen-Smith

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Well I decided to have an adventure and by travelling through 10 countries , including the country of my birth, this trip should certainly be one. I love coast to coast, end to end touring but have only done them in the UK, so this is certainly a scale above. Looking forward to the journey, cycling, talking and meeting you all Now it is just planning.....

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David Brubacher

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Cairo to Cape Town

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David Brubacher

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I have been an enthusiastic cyclist my entire life, but life often got in the way. You get back on the bike after a long time and you quickly remember how it makes you feel to silently move down the road at a speed that lets you feel the joy in just being there. The TDA has been on my bucket list since I learned of its existence. I lived in Botswana in 1975, so a return to a formative land is certainly part of the why, but more than that I need to do something different and challenging both from a mental and physical perspective. My children are now old enough that they don’t need or want me around and so it’s time.

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Tom Bell

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Tom Bell

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Celebrated turning 65 by riding South American Epic. Loved the experience. I was warned these trips become addictive and was home for only 2 weeks before signing up for TDA.

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Frederic Antille

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Frederic Antille

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Switzerland

And here we go, after dreaming of joining this tour since many years, it will now happens. So excited to have the chance to merge my love of biking with my love of Africa !

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Scott Burton

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Scott Burton

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am lucky enough to travel the world working on TV documentaries. I've been to Africa a number of times for both work and pleasure. I've climbed Kilimanjaro and been on Safari. This trip will make Kilimanjaro look like a "walk in the park" (Which technically it is!) :)

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Frederick(Fritz) Renger

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Frederick(Fritz) Renger

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

In the 1970’s and 1980’s I did several self-supported long-distance bike trips – Europe, the Americas, East and South Asia, North Africa. There is nothing like discovering new lands on a bike! On one of these bike trips, I ended up getting stranded in Taiwan, and have now spent 30+ years living and working in Greater China(Taiwan, Hong Kong, the PRC). I retired a couple of years ago, and am now living on Hainan Island where I either bike or windsurf every day. Cairo to Cape Town should be the right challenge I’m now looking for, and I won’t have to carry my own baggage!

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ASHLEY DACE

Rider

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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ASHLEY DACE

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

I'm a British geologist who works in the mining industry, predominantly in the UK and Africa.

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rochelle davidson

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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rochelle davidson

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

My husband Jeff and I are very excited to be joining Sections 7 & 8, and are really enjoying the process of researching gravel bikes to add to our collection! We live in beautiful Vancouver, Canada and get to ride almost year-round. My goal is to ride on every continent, Africa will be my final continent (ask me about Antarctica!) before I start all over again. Jeff and I met riding almost 10 years ago while training for a 400km one-day ride that raises money for cancer research. A breast cancer survivor myself, I love that I can combine my love of riding with my commitment to creating a future where nobody dies of cancer.

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jeff davidson

Rider

Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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jeff davidson

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Canada

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Jérôme Blais

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jérôme Blais

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Romy B

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Romy B

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

I've always lived in The Hague in the Netherlands, but I'm currently living in Ha Long in Northern Vietnam. I work there as a consultant for a large Dutch engineering firm. Working in Vietnam can be challenging and sometimes even frustrating, but this frustration is properly compensated by the time I get to spend on my bike :-) It is very nice to see the amazement in the eyes of the locals when I pass them on my bike. And it is heartwarming to see that I can cause this immense thrill among them by saying hello, by smiling to them, or simply by waving... It makes me very happy that I can make someone else so sincerely happy, with just such a small gesture. One of the many beautifull things of being on a bicycle... I'm really looking forward to Africa!

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Addis Ababa to Cape Town

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Addis Ababa to Cape Town

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer.

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Karen Mazurek

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Karen Mazurek

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband, Gordon. I am happiest outdoors hiking, biking, skiing or kayaking. I love travel and believe there is no better way to experience another place than on foot or on a bike.

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Mike Mossing

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Mossing

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Newly retired Biochemistry Professor. Have been commuting by bike since college, riding recreationally for the last 30 years. Have led bike and pedestrian advocacy organizations at the campus, city and state level. League of American Bicyclists Instructor and Wilderness First Responder certifications. Have just sold my house and extraneous possessions to travel for a year. Leaving the States to bike and walk around Europe in September. Looking forward to the 2019 Tour D'Afrique as the capstone of my gap year! [Strava](https://www.strava.com/athletes/mmossing)

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

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Karl Siebert

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Karl Siebert

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am a 58 year old storeman living in perth western austalia who is a long time cyclist.I have wanted to cycle africa since a failed attempt in 1990.

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Joost Kramer

Rider

Nairobi to Mbeya

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Joost Kramer

Rider
Nairobi to Mbeya

Netherlands

Hi, I am about to embark on my third TDA (sectional) tour and as excited to do so as was the first time. Being Dutch I was raised using a bicycle to get to places, and I still do. What always will be a challenge is the hot weather and hills as those both lack here in The Netherlands.

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Lisanne Caron

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Lisanne Caron

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Canada

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Brad Gray

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Brad Gray

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

My name is Brad Gray. I live in West Vancouver BC, Canada. I'm 58 and like physical and mental challenges. Long distance hiking, biking and skiing are my favourite pastimes. While I've completed some long distance bike tours, the Tour d'Afrique is a new challenge. Carpe Diem, Brad

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Kaye Hudson

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Kaye Hudson

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

New Zealand

Previous tours Trans Europa 2012 and South America 2015. Looking forward to catching up with riders from previous rides and meeting new riders.

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Lucy Preece

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Lucy Preece

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I've been thinking about doing the tour d'afrique ever since I heard about it over 10 years now and can't quite believe I will be doing it! I've not done loads of cycling before, but recently went on a cycling holiday to Morocco and will be working my mileage up over the year. I'm looking forward to meeting other people crazy enough to put themselves up for this challenge!

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

India

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Veronica Ruddenklau

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Veronica Ruddenklau

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Love cycling and want to be an interesting Granny so signed up for TDA! Now I’ve read some bulletins and I’m thinking crikey it’s a long way!!

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Phil Ruddenklau

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Phil Ruddenklau

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Married to Veronica, 4 kids, 8 grandkids. Ex sheepfarmer from Southern New Zealand, now living in Auckland. Pretty keen road biker and tourer and always looking for an excuse to get a new bike.

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Steven Gordon

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Steven Gordon

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Hello, My name is Steve. I am a teacher in San Diego, California (USA)who works with children with special needs as a Adapted PE teacher. During the summer months when I am on break as a teacher, I enjoy touring the world on my bike. My goal is to tour every continent. I also enjoy riding a tandem bike with people who are blind. Before touring, I was into racing Ironman and ultra distance races. Now my focus is away from competition and more towards seeing the world, learning about different cultures, and discovering the highest levels of personal growth through my experiences in life.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider

Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider
Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch Gender: Female Occupation: retired/dive instructor Passions:diving, biking, travelling the world and looking forward to another adventure

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Lisa O'Donohue

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Lisa O'Donohue

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

Looking forward to bicycling through Africa!

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Daan Vossers

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Daan Vossers

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Netherlands

Dutch Cyclist living in Khartoum

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Jackie Silverberg

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Jackie Silverberg

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

I’m a retired high school teacher . Im very fit and love riding my bike . That being said, not sure about riding full distance daily . I have done a few vehicle supported trips . Last year was two weeks in Patagonia and , the Atlas Mountains the year before . I have travelled alot , but only to Morocco , Kenya and Tanzania in Africa . Excited about Egypt and Sudan. After CAiro to Khartoum, I will be joining another cycle trip from Kigali to Entebbe.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

I'm new to cycling having taken it up last year after many years of long-distance running. This will only be my second biking expedition. I've signed up for the first section with the intention of adding sections depending on how I fare. I'm excited and nervous as hell.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Jenny Reid

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jenny Reid

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Brett Lanham

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Brett Lanham

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

Australia

In Nov 2012 I retired from a seagoing career to take up my passion for long distance cycling. Over the last 10 years I have completed 8 rides with TdA, plus one lap across Australia south to north, the Lands End - John o'Groats ride in the UK, and some touring in NZ. I look forward to catching up with friends from past rides and meeting new ones on The Pub Ride 2018 and sharing this great adventure with a beer, or two. In Sept 2018 I'm down to do the two new sections of the Trans Oceania, Perth to Adelaide, and to get the scalp of having crossed the Nullabor on the seat of my bike.

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Daniel Frye

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Daniel Frye

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Hello, I'm a retired oceanographer and I've taken up cycle touring as a replacement for running and backpacking, which I'm no longer able to do. My wife and I have done several previous trips with TDA (Orient Express, TransOceania, and the South American Epic) and we're looking forward to another interesting and challenging experience this summer. I'm trying to brush up my high school Spanish as a way to prepare for the trip. Looking forward to meeting all the riders and seeing old friends.

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Shirley Frye

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Shirley Frye

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Have enjoyed many TDA trips and hope to do many many more.

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“TDA provided the opportunity for me to cycle safely from Cairo to Cape Town. Everything promised was delivered. One does not have to be a Tour de France cyclist to enjoy the Tour d'Afrique. I found everyone on staff to be knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and accommodating. If you want to cycle in Africa and are just an average person like myself, TDA is the way to go. You will have the trip of a lifetime.”

“To put it lightly, I had a really good time. 10/10. Would recommend and maybe do it again.”

“TDA Global Cycling’s epic bike expedition takes riders from the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, South Africa, in the shadow of Table Mountain.”

OVERVIEW TOUR D'AFRIQUE 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • SECTION 7
  • SECTION 8
  • TOUR D'AFRIQUE
  • PHARAOH'S DELIGHT
  • THE GORGE
  • TRIBAL LANDS
  • MASAI STEPPE
  • MALAWI GIN
  • ZAMBEZI ZONE
  • ELEPHANT HIGHWAY
  • DUNES & ATLANTIC
  • CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN
  • CAIRO TO KHARTOUM
  • KHARTOUM TO ADDIS ABABA
  • ADDIS ABABA TO NAIROBI
  • NAIROBI TO MBEYA
  • MBEYA TO LILONGWE
  • LILONGWE TO VICTORIA FALLS
  • VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK
  • WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN
  • JAN 17 TO MAY 12
  • JAN 17 TO FEB 7
  • FEB 9 TO FEB 23
  • FEB 25 TO MAR 10
  • MAR 12 TO MAR 23
  • MAR 25 TO MAR 31
  • APR 2 TO APR 10
  • APR 14 TO APR 24
  • APR 27 TO MAY 12
  • USD 16900
  • USD 4025
  • USD 2750
  • USD 2575
  • USD 2200
  • USD 1300
  • USD 1650
  • USD 2025
  • USD 2950
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • TOUR D'AFRIQUE
    • CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN
    • JAN 17 TO MAY 12
    • 16900 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • PHARAOH'S DELIGHT
    • CAIRO TO KHARTOUM
    • Jan 17 - Feb 7
    • 4025 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • THE GORGE
    • KHARTOUM TO ADDIS ABABA
    • Feb 9 - Feb 23
    • 2750 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • TRIBAL LANDS
    • ADDIS ABABA TO NAIROBI
    • Feb 25 - Mar 10
    • 2575 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 4
    • MASAI STEPPE
    • NAIROBI TO MBEYA
    • Mar 12 - Mar 23
    • 2200 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 5
    • MALAWI GIN
    • MBEYA TO LILONGWE
    • Mar 25 - Mar 31
    • 1300 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 6
    • ZAMBEZI ZONE
    • LILONGWE TO VICTORIA FALLS
    • Apr 2 - Apr 10
    • 1650 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 7
    • ELEPHANT HIGHWAY
    • VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK
    • Apr 14 - Apr 24
    • 2025 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 8
    • DUNES & ATLANTIC
    • WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN
    • Apr 27 - May 12
    • 2950 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$600 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

 

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