motorcycling the African Continent

Meet the Team
Get to know Willem and Gavin a little better

Willem de Wet Willem de Wet
During 2007, Willem, an adventurer at heart, waved the corporate world good-bye and pursued the other passions in his life; family, dogs and motorcycling the great African continent. After founding Zimzala K9 Estate, “dog heaven on earth”, Willem's wanderlust soon took hold of him again and during 2008 he undertook a solo motorcycle journey from Cairo to Cape Town, bringing a lifelong dream to reality. Willem has now brought his passion for adventure motorcycling and business skills together in, a premier, uniquely African, moto touring company.

Gavin Green Gavin Green
Having pursued a career for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, Gavin, also a keen parachutist and scuba diver, saw him turning his love for the open, South African Karoo landscape and the Namib Desert plains with its ever inviting passes and gravel roads, into starting an exciting motorcycle travel company, Swart berg Biking in 2004. On the back of his BMW motorcycle, he has guided various exhilarating and unforgettable motorcycle tours with clients and friends. Gavin is a registered National Tour Guide with specialist qualifications in the Swartberg, Klein - Karoo and Gamkaskloof (also known as “The Hell”) regions.

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