A passionate motorcyclist and conservationist, Alex J Jackson is surely the go-to guy in the UK when it comes to riding in South Africa.
Back in 2014, Alex circumnavigated Southern Africa on his KTM 990 Adventure in order to raise money to help anti-poaching efforts in the region, also visiting several important projects en-route.
Fast forward to 2017 and Alex is once again preparing to raise vital funds to support Rhino conservation, but this time he’s looking for others to join him.
As well as raising awareness of the problems of Rhino poaching Alex also runs Kaapstaad Tours, running regular tours around South Africa on his KTM 1190 Adventure R ‘Livingstone’.
With 5,500 rhinos killed by poachers in the last five years alone, Alex has planned a 5,500 kilometre route to be covered over 18 days, including an overnight stay in Crocodile Bridge Rest close to the Malawi border, where the group will be the first ever to be allowed to ride their bikes into the camp.
All the riders will be self funded, so any profits or donations will all go directly to supporting the Kruger National Park Anti Poaching Unit, who often find themselves less well equipped than the poaching gangs they are trying to fight back against.
Motorcycle clubs based in South Africa are also invited to join the group for sections of the ride which takes place from 16th September to 2nd October.
As always, Alex will be using his favoured ContiTralAttack 2 tyres for the trip which will take place mainly on tarmac, although there will be a number of gravel sections too.
You can find out more, including how to get involved at www.kaapstadmat.com.
Check out the ContiTrailAttack 2 here.