18th Annual Redline Run

There were 37 people on 25 motorcycles on our 18th Annual Redline Run, namely and in no particular order; Dennis Schultz on his blue Yamaha R-1, Shane Roets also on a Yamaha R-1, Jason Meyer on his BMW S1000RR, Rudie Opperman also on a BMW S1000RR, Paul Horwell on his 1000 Yamaha Fazer, Basil Carolis on his BMW K1200S, Scott Hamilton also on a K1200S, Robbie Kartus on his Kawasaki ZX-14R, John Colburn on his Honda VFR1200, Flip & Lydia Opperman on their Yamaha FJR1300, Wimpy & Petro Knoetze on their BMW K1300GT, Len & Dawn Latham on their BMW K1200RS, Lohan & Lizelle Potgieter on their K1300GT, Corne & Lizelle Stoltz on their BMW K1200S, Dieter & Rosa Laumann on Dieter’s R1200RT, Dewald & Warnia Day on their K1200GT, Martin & Annatjie Volschenk on their Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird, Toekie & Charmaine Dreyer on their Yamaha 1200 Super Tenere, Mel & Liza Wilmans on Mel’s Suzuki 1800 Boulevard, Jakkie & Micheline Botha on their BMW K1200S and Honda VT750S respectively, Henri & Nikki Lebon on their Suzuki 1800 Boulevard and BMW F800GS respectively, Johan & Yolanda du Toit on their Suzuki 1800 Boulevard and Harley-Davidson 1200 Nightster respectively, and Lee & I on the best BMW-tourer ever built… the very lekker K1600GTL.

most of our group met at the Blockhouse on the R59

Friday morning we met at the Blockhouse One-Stop for breakfast, leaving at 9 bells we rode to Fouriesburg via......



picked up Dewald and Warnia & Mel and Liza outside Sasolburg

at the Grouse & Claret in Clarens - waiting for Jason to arrive

Saturday we had an early breakfast and then split up, some of us riding to Katse Dam inside Lesotho, some riding to the Afri-Ski Resort near...



outside the Fouriesburg Country Inn on Saturday morning

waiting to cross the Caledonspoort border post into Lesotho

a petrol station inside Lesotho

Corne was stung by a Bee and had a serious allergic reaction

John, Mel, Jakkie, Scott, Paul, Jason, Robbie, Flip and Lydia at Katse Lodge

Katse Dam

some of the guys with their bikes in front of the Katse Dam wall

the fantastic BMW K1600 GTL tourer

scrumptious Spit-Braai dinner in the Lapa at Fouriesburg Country Inn

  our 2012 Redline Run group:

standing from left: Basil, Scott, Paul, Robbie, Johan, Yolanda, Mel, Dennis, Liza, Petro, Shane,

Rudie, Wimpy, Dawn, Len, Dewald, Henri, Nikki, Lee & Kenn.

Seated from left: Annatjie, Martin, Charmaine, Toekie, Jason, Flip, Lohan, Lizelle, Lydia,

Corne, Lizelle, Warnia, John, Rosa, Dieter, Micheline & Jakkie


Words and pics by Kenn Slater