My experiences living in Cape Town and travelling in Africa

Countdown to Scoot West Coast

What is Scoot West Coast?

The Cape West Coast is a region of contrasting landscapes that conjure up evocative images in one’s mind. Stretching over 400km from south to north, the area offers an amazing variety of experiences and destinations, all with a special West Coast flavour. Scoot West Coast is the epic adventures of four friends on two wheels journeying through this region, rediscovering the West Coast and its hidden gems.  When we aren’t on our scooters we will be learning about culture, photographing birds, trying to stay upright on SUP boards, tasting bokkoms, sampling wines,cruising down rivers, and for some, skydiving in Malmesbury will mean rediscovering Fears!

Scoot West Coast

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Who are these fearless four?

Guy McDonald


Guy McDonald – Multi Award Winning Breakfast Radio Presenter, Voice Artist & MC. A passionate Guy that seeks out opportunity & adventure and is dressed by free clothes that arrive in envelopes (seriously).


Siv Ngesi

Siv Ngesi – Multi talented Actor, Comedian, Cosmopolitan Sexiest Men 2015, M&G 200 Young South Africans, GQ Magazine Top 10 Best dressed man


Rory Alexander

Rory Alexander – A travel blogger, photographer who never backs down from a challenge and books international flights based on aircraft type (who does that?)


Roan MacKintosh – Intrepid adventurer with a zest for life and a wayward way with words, Roan was Blogger in Chief on Scoot 62. He makes a return to this trip as Chief Bike starter, Chief Adventure maker and Chief Guy Starter!


And why on scooters?

This is all about the adventure, the freedom, doing something different, exploring hidden corners and experiencing the West Coast in a whole new way. Scooters are versatile, and light on fuel. They offer a sense of adventure because they are slower than other modes but easier on the uphill’s than a bicycle! Taking time to smell the West Coast air and taste the “miggies” will offer us greater talking points. Everyday our roads are clogged up bumper to bumper traffic and most of the cars that seat 4 are occupied by a single driver. Your average car does 8km/l while a 150cc scooter will do 40km/l. Scooters are greener and cheaper.

What’s the itinerary?

Without giving too much away, here is an outline of the areas we will be exploring:

Day 1 – !Khwa ttu San Cultural and Education Centre, West Coast National Park and Langebaan

Day 2 – Shelley Point, the Berg River and Veldrif

Day 3 – Dwarskersbos, Elands Bay and Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Day 4 – Lamberts Bay, the Gannet Colony and Vredendal

Day 5 – Doringbaai, Clanwilliam and Citrusdal

Day 6 – Piekenierskloof Pass, Porterville, Goedverwacht and Riebeek Kasteel

Day 7 – Riebeek Valley, Malmesbury

Want to explore with us?

Be sure to tune in to the Guy McDonald Breakfast show on Good Hope 94-97 FM from 6:00 am – 8:00 am, follow us live on twitter with #ScootWestCoast and subscribe to this blog to read all about what we get up to as we Scoot West Coast from the 4th – 10th May 2015.

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