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Andre van Zijl is bringing hope to people.  

Andre van Zijl hits 90 days on the road. 


Day 136 : Midrand

Date 15 April 2011

Andre Enjoying Protea Hotel Midrand

Km's 99


Day 135 : Midrand

Date 14 April 2011

Andre Enjoying Protea Hotel Midrand

Km's 116


Day 134 : Kempton Park

Date 13 April 2011

Special thanks to Gawie Nel and staff of the Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo for their kindness and support.

Lunch was outstanding!!!

Km's  68


Day 133 : Kempton Park

Date 12 April 2011

Andre out of Witbank and back at O.R. Tambo Protea Hotel

Km's  160

Picture below
1.Staff of O.R.Tambo Protea Hotel
2.Andre and Adri (Beeld Childrens fund)


Day 132 : Witbank

Date 11 April 2011

Km's 78

Pictures Below
1. Andre and Dimitri( owner of Super Spar) Witbank
2. Wayne GM Southern Sun hotels Witbank


Day 131 : Witbank

Date 10 April 2011

Andre still in Witbank, "He must be having a good stay"

Km's 78



Day 130 : Witbank

Date 9 April 2011

Andre taking it easy today.

Km's 64


Day 129 : Witbank

Date 8 April 2011

Andre cycled to Middelburg and back to Witbank

Km's 214


Day 128 : Witbank

Date 7 April 2011

Andre Has Arrived in Witbank

Km's 147


Day 127 : Pretoria

Date 6 April 2011

Andre out done himself today and covered 133km.  He will probably depart for Witbank tomorrow, that is if we can’t convince him to stay a little bit longer.

Km's 133



Day 126 : Pretoria

Date 5 April 2011

Andre enjoying Pretoria and surrounding area's



Day 125 : Pretoria

Date 4 April 2011

Andre wish to thank all his friends at Protea Hotel Capital 

Also great thanks to Allan at Cycle Lab for their kindness

Km 95


Day 124 : Pretoria

Date 3 April 2011

Andre had a super birthday (61) with Enzo, Karel and Elenore

Km 89


Day 123 : Centurion

Date 2 April 2011

Km 72



Day 122 : O.R tambo Protea

Date 1 April 2011

Km 98


Day 121 : Kempton Park

Date 31 march 2011

We would like to thank Finish Line Cycles for sponsoring Andre with a new bicycle. Thank you to Pep for their contribution to Andre's campaign with airtime and and a donation.

Km 22


Day 120 : Kempton Park

Date 30 march 2011

Andre's bicycle was stolen today.

Km 40


Day 119 : Braamfontein

Date 29 march 2011

Andre enjoying his stay at the Parktonian Hotel

Km 144




Day 118 : Braamfontein

Date 28 march 2011

Andre’s total Km’s for the day is 54km

Km 54



 Day 117 : Braamfontein

Date 27 march 2011

Andre arived safely at Parktonian Hotel,146 km for the day.

We are happy to have him here, as he will stay over for another night.

Km 146


Day 116 :Wanderers

Date 26 march 2011

Andre het vandag vir ons hier by die Protea Hotel Wanderers kom kuier, ons sien daarna uit dat waneer hy terug kom van af Witbank hier by ons sal kan kom oorbly. Vanaand gaan hy tuis by die Melrose Arch Hotel. Sy totaal vir vandag is 75km.

Km 75

                                                                                 MEDIA SPONSORS OF THE DAY

Day 115 : Santon

Date 25 March 2011

Mr. Van Zijl travelled 122 km today.

Km 122

                                    MEDIA SPONSORS OF THE DAY

Day 114 : MIDRAND

Date 24 March 2011

Good day  Mr. Van Zijl arrived with us at around 15H30 this afternoon in good spirits! He has asked me to pass these images on to you and to confirm his kilometers for the day. He cycled 76km. Kind Regards Garrick Grabe Protea Hotel Midrand.

Km 76 


                                    MEDIA SPONSORS OF THE DAY   


Date 23 March 2011

Me and Andre visits Jeep in Centurion,and cycled in the mall area. 




                                    MEDIA SPONSORS OF THE DAY  


Date 22 March 2011

Andre van Zijl se totaal vir vandag : 92 km
Centurion-Kempton en terug.

Km 92


                                    MEDIA SPONSORS OF THE DAY

 Day 111 : PRETORIA

Date 21 March Good day Enzo,Andre is safely back at the hotel.
He covered 70km to today.  His trip started in Pretoria CBD and he went via
Swartkops Airforce base to the Voortrekker monument (see attached photos).
On his arrival at the monument, Paul (the site manager for the day) was kind
enough to take some pictures.  Some photo were taken by tourist from
Scotland and the friendly staff at the monument.

He also mentioned that he enjoyed seeing you and Lorenzo earlier today.

Km 70

Welcome to the Capital of South Afrika.


 Day 110 : PRETORIA

Date 20 March 2011 Good day Enzo, We would like to confirm that Andre van Zyl arrived safely at Protea Hotel Capital in Pretoria.  He covered 62km whilst traveling around Pretoria. It is as always a pleasure to have Andre stay with us.  We would like to wish Andre all the best with the journey ahead.Yours in Hospitality, Werner Kasdorf .

Welcome to the Capital of South Africa

Km 62

Day 109 :Hatfield    PRETORIA

Date 19 March 2011 

 Dear Enzo           

We are really happy to have Andre staying  with us.

He has done 144km for the day from Bela Bela, please find an attachment of a photograph.


Please have the correct logo and photograph uploaded on the website.


Kind Regards,


Thabisile Madzhie

Front Office Duty Manager

Protea Hotel Hatfield


 Day 107 : Mokopane

Date 17 March 2011  

  Trust all is well Andre Cycled 65km for the day, kindly let us know if you have received the photographs and he will be leaning for Bela Bela tomorrow.

Kind Regards
Dudu Nxumalo
Front Office Manager
Protea Hotel The Park

KM 65

 Day 106 : Mokopane

Date 16 March 2011 

Andre km for the day are 70 km, he's staying another night at The Protea Hotel The Park. Please load foto's of Andre & Simon.
Protea Hotel The Park
Account Manager

KM 70

Day 105 : Mokopane

Date 15 March 2011

Andre arrived at Protea Hotel The Park  in Mokopane and his kilometers for the day is 64km.The General Manager Simon Sutherland is more than welcome to host Andre.
Andre will be giving the staff a small briefing to the staff about positive living.

Km 64


  Day 104 : Polokwane

Date 14 March 2011

We went bundu bashing not taking into account Andre’s tires are meant for tar surfaces. Needless to say Andre had close encounter with mother earth, fortunately on his left side this time. We couldn’t believe that he did not swear once! Tomorrow’s journey will be accounted for by Simon Sutherland GM at Protea Hotel The Park in Mokopane. I will join Andre for the last leg of his journey in November. Greetings from the ‘untamed’ Ranch



 Day 103 : Polokwane

Date 13 March 2011

We rode to the radio towers (see photo’s), stopped for lunch at The Ranch Golf course to rehydrate, then set off to The Ranch Lion Park and gambolled with Mohlatsi and his pride of female cubs. Andre was very happy to have somebody cycling with him. This is only the 4thtime he has had company, including you Enzo.

Km 66

Day 102 : Polokwane

Date 12 March 2011

Km 274

Day 101 : Ohrigstad

Date: 11 March 2011

 Hi Enzo

Andre's visiting us on our farm, Kaspersnek Orchards - 20km outside Ohrigstad, next to the Blyde River Canyon (coordinates are S 24 41' 17.00", E 30 39' 19.00")

Km 79

Ohrigstad, Panorama Route

 Day 100 : Lydenburg

Date: 10 March 2011

Andre has arrived safely in Lydenburg. After many stories and a bit of a laugh, he has headed off to our local bicycle shop to have his mean machine serviced. He will be back later as the local papers are already fighting for exclusivity, We are very proud to be hosting him at The Manor Guest House tonight.
On day 100...he has completed 140km. He reckons that calls for a bit of a celebration :)

Thanks to Longtom Cycles for servicing Andre's Bike

Km 140

 Day 99 : Hazyview 

Date: 9 March 2011

Andre visiting the Stay Easy Hotel


Day 98 : White River  

Date: 8 March 2011


 Day 97 : Nelspruit

Date: 7 March 2011

Andre visiting the Stay Easy Hotel


Heal the World Projects thanks to Southern Sun Maputo And Intercape for Sponsoring Enzo's trip to Maputo.

 Day 96 : Nelspruit 

Date: 6 March 2011

Andre visiting the Detroit Spur and Browns

Km 63  

Day 96 : Nelspruit 

Date: 6 March 2011

Well done Andre for setting a new record 255km for the day

Andre and Enzo leaving Maputo

Km 255

 DAY 95: Maputo

Date:  5 March 2011

Enzo and Andre are staying in Southern Sun Maputo

Andre had a interview with Maputo local TV station.

Km 62

DAY 94: Maputo

Date:  4 March 2011

Enzo Van Vuuren arived safely in Maputo today.

Km 74


 DAY 93: Maputo

Date:  3 March 2011

 Km 134

Enzo Van Vuuren CNN iReporter reporting on Heal the world projects has left Pretoria on Intercape bus to join and interview Andre in Maputo.We wish him a safe trip 

DAY 92: Marloth park

Date:  2 March 2011

Km 86

DAY 91: Nelspruit

Date:  1 March 2011

André, slaap oor by ons vanaand in Nelspruit by StayEasy Emnotweni sy km’s vir die dag was 68km. Ons is verjeug om te sien dat hy nog in een stuk hier by ons aangekom het…die mense ry bietjie onverskillig maar hy’s darem nog in lewende lywe.

From all the staff from Omega Wash SA, Agua e Vida and heal the world projects we are glad to know you are ok

Km 68


DAY 90: Hazyview

Date:  28 February 2011

Jammer om te hoor van jou ongeluk ons stuur almal sterkte en groete.

DAY 89: Hazyview

Date:  27 February 2011    Andre arrived yesterday 27 February 2011

Km – 146 for the day.

Kind regards,

Claire Cherriman • Marketing & New Business Development
Protea Hotel - Hazyview

KM 146


 DAY 88: Nelspruit

Date:  26 February 2011             

HI Team

Andres  total Km’s for the day is 36km - 26.02.11

Andre picture with the general manger of Protea Hotel Nelspruit – Jacques Jordaan

Andre picture with Francois & Carel.

 And he is asking for his medication urgently.

 Greetings out of Nelspruit.

KM 36

 DAY 87: Nelspruit

Date:  25 February 2011

Well done  220km  New record


Date:  24 February 2011



 DAY 84:Chrissiesmeer

Date:  22 February 2011

Km 50

DAY 78: Amsterdam

Date:  16 February 2011

Km's per day 117


CNN Ireporter Enzo Van Vuuren  receive  a mountain bike on behalf of Heal the world projects.Thanks to the staff of Woodmead Makro.

DAY 77: Piet Retief

Date:  15 February 2011

Km's per day 151


DAY 76: Pongola

Date:  14 February 2011

Well done Andre on a new record for Km's in a day

Happy valentines day to all Andre's Supporters

Km's per day 198


DAY 66: Umhlanga Rocks

Date:  4 February 2011

Andre is at Umhlanga ridge Protea

Give to those in need. One day you may benefit from the kindness of someone who does likewise.

Km Per Day: 55


 DAY 64: Amanzimtoti 

Date:  2 February 2011

Andre is back at Loeloeaai Guest House

Those who freely give love and kindness are always recipients of them as well.

Km Per Day: 78.6


 DAY 63:  Umkomaas

Date:  1 February 2011

Andre arrived this afternoon after having completed 142km's (Port Shepstone and back).
Andre is spending the night at Greenpoint Lodge in Clansthal (close to Umkomaas).

Even if everyone says you don't stand a chance, Don't give up on your dreams.

Km Per Day: 142


 DAY 62:  Scottburgh

Date: 31 January 2011

Andre was hier vanoggend ons wens hom al die sterkte toe op sy fiets rit. En mag sy wilskrag en goeie gesindheid altyd so bly en almel op sy pad inspireer.
Almal by Steers Diner Umnini

Andre arived at the blue marlin hotel after doing... for the day

Never underestimate the amazing power of love to change hearts and mindsets. Love can even give fresh inspiration to tackle what seems to be impossible.

Km Per Day: 112

Total Km:  



  DAY 61:  Illovo

Date:  30 January 2011

Dit is n plesier om vir Andre by ons te he vir die twee dae.

Liefde en groete
Protea Hotel Karridene Beach and Staff

Km Per Day:77.72 

  DAY 60:  Illovo

Date:  29 January 2011

Well done you have made 60 days. Andre sends 

 his condolences to the family and staff who all knew                                    AB ZOLI.   

Km Per Day: 50

Total Km:    

 DAY 59:  Amanzimtoti 

Date:  28 January 2011

Andre Sleeping in  Amanzimtoti at the Loeloeraai Guesthouse.                                                                    "Ons verwelkom hom hier met sy streep unieke en eienaardige rekords.."

bad things happen, but they dont have to make you sour.

Km Per Day: 38.69

Total Km:   


Date:  27 January 2011

Total Km:    

DAY 57: Durban 

Date:  26 January 2011

Andre likes cycling in Durban

He is wise who always strives to find a right balance in everything: the right degree,how far, how much, how little, where on the scale the right answer lies.

Km Per Day:  52

Total Km:    

DAY 56Durban

Date:  25 January 2011

Well Done Andre....For reaching Durban under very wet conditions, The sixth major city on your journey.

Every disappointment in life can be a steppingstone to greater things

Km Per Day:  131.5

Total Km:    

 DAY 55: Hilton 

Date:  24 January 2011

Thanks To the Crew at WSquared Cycling in Hilton for helping Andre

The life you live will soon be past, But the things you do for love will last.

Km Per Day: 

Total Km:   


Date:  22 January 2011  

We welcomed Andre this afternoon at 4pm – at the Protea Hotel Hilton.

"Your health affects all you do. The key to good health is to treat your self and others right."

 Km Per Day:  45

Total Km:  

DAY 52:  Pietermaritzburg

Date:  21 January 2011  

''Hi this to inform you that we would to congratulate Andre he has arrived at Golden Horse Casino Hotel at 18h30 and he has completed 172km from Ladysmith''

Well done Andre from Heal The World for your new record of 172 km!!!!!

"Be wise, Prioritize!"

Km Per Day:172

Total Km:  

DAY 51:  Ladysmith

Date:  20 January 2011  

Andre arrived in Ladysmith.  His bicycle is very dirty today, but still he made it to Ladysmith on time.  Braam, the manager of Spur, wants us to go fetch Andre and his dirty bicycle, because Andre is eating up most of Spur's food and also dirtying the place with his bicycle.  Andre will be at the Royal Hotel in Ladysmith. 

"Your health affects all you do. The key to good health is to eat right, sleep right, exercise right, and treat others right."

Km Per Day 89

Total Km:   

DAY 50: Harrismith

Date:  19 January 2011 

Andre arrived at the Silver Rapids Spur in Harrismith, after 122km.  He will be eating there and also sleeping at the Grand National Hotel.

RAPIDS SPUR 110 Mckechnie Street, Harrismith  

Tel: 058 623 1319. Fax: 058 623 1347. Cell: 082 372 9366.

Marinus van Sandwyksil

"Strive to learn something new today."

Km Per Day:  122

Total Km:   


 DAY 49:  Clarens 

Date:  18 January 2011

Andre liked Clarens so much that he stayed over at Lake Clarens Geast house

"Friendship is the most priceless gift that can be given."

Km Per Day:  

Total Km:   

DAY 48:  Clarens Protea Hotel

Date:  17 January 2011

Andre liked Clarens so much, that he decided to cycle back to Clarens.  It's the first time that we have a photo to publish beforehand.

"Unlock your potential by tapping into Heaven's resources."

Km Per Day:  36.5

Total Km:   

DAY 47:  Inkwe Lodge in Bethlehem

Date: 16 January 2011

Andre cycled to Clarens and back to Bethlehem.

"It's a new day and a chance to try again"

Km Per Day:  79.85

Total Km:  

DAY 46:  Inkwe lodge in  Bethlehem

Date:  15 January 2011

Andre cycled through Bethlehem.

"Dont just look at the circumstances,look above and beyond them"

Km Per Day:25.8km

Total Km:    

Thanks to Makro for sponsoring a mountain bike to Heal the world projects to assist Andres om his journey.Should anybody want to use this bike to accompany him on his journey contact Enzo @ Healtheworldprojects.com

DAY 43:  Windburg Guest House

Date:  12 January 2011

Andre was battling to find his way out of Bloemfontein in rainy weather, but he eventually made it to Windburg Guest House.

"We should never be afraid of tears.  They soften our hearts, wash our eyes, and clear our vision."

Km Per Day: 147.7

Total Km:  

DAY 42:  Bloemfontein

Date:  11 January 2011

Andre received his medication, Omega Wash.  He had to leave for his trip to Durban, but unfortunately the rain kept him in Bloemfontein.

"The best listener is someone who puts himself in the other person's shoes."

Km Per Day:  47.1

Total Km:   

DAY 41:  Bloemfontein

Date: 10 January 2011

Andre is waiting for his Omega Wash to arrive in Bloemfontein and then he will take on the long ride to Durban.

"Those who tell you it "can't" be done have always been around, but throughout history, progress has always come from those who said it "could" be done."

Km Per Day:  52

Total Km:  

DAY 40:  Bloemfontein

Date: 09 January 2011

"Every time something good happens to you, make something good happen to someone else."

Km Per Day:   26,5km

Total Km:   

DAY 39:  Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Central

Date: 08 January 2011

Andre arrived at the hotel around 13h30 after a 126.44km drive from Smithfield.

"The world and everything in it is as beautiful as you perceive it to be."

Km Per Day: 126.44

Total Km: 

DAY 37:  Aliwal North

Date: 06 January 2011

Andre would like to thank Candice, Beverley and Hennie at Sondela B&B for their tremendous hospitality.

"The secret to success is never to give up."

Km Per Day:  36

Total Km:   

DAY 35:  Queenstown.

Date 04 January 2011

Andre decided that he wanted to rest for today in Queenstown.

"Always put worry in its proper place - out of your life."

Km Per Day:  42

Total Km:  


DAY 33:  Stutterheim

Date: 02 January 2011

"Keeping books with your soul at the close of the year is good preparation for starting the next year."

Km Per Day:  50

Total Km:  2240

Tel./Fax. +(27)043 683 www.eaglesridge.co.za

DAY 30:  East London

Date:  30 December 2010

Andre received an e-mail from the honeymoon couple that he met on his journey, so far.  They want to cycle with Andre when he arrives in Johannesburg and also wants to make a small fundraiser.  They also want people to join them when they go cycling with Andre.  Please stay in touch for more information regarding this. 

"Money can buy you a lot of nice things, but all the money in the world can't buy contentment."

Km Per Day:  

Total Km:  

DAY 27:  Port Alfred

Date: 27 December 2010

Andre visit the town, Port Alfred, today. He says thanks to the staff at the Hotel.

"You are like a snowflake, unique and exquisitely beautiful in your own way."

Km Per Day:  

Total Km:  

DAY 26:  Kenton on Sea, Port Alfred

Date: 26 December 2010

Andre is getting too fit now.  He has done 160 km for the day!! Well done!!!

"True happiness is found in giving."

Km Per Day:  161

Total Km:  1 822.20

DAY 21:  Tsitsikamma

Date: 21 December 2010

"Let us look behind us with understanding, before us with faith, and around us with love."

Km Per Day:  71

Total Km:  1 396.59

DAY 18:  Plettenberg Bay

Date: 18 December 2010

Andre told John Fuller, director of Chas Everitt Offices in Plettenberg Bay, that he is really looking forward to the journey that is still lying ahead of him and he is fit and well.  

"A friend walks in when everyone else walks out."

Km Per Day:  12.1

Total Km:  1 268.19

DAY 16:  Knysna

Date: 16 December 2010

Andre was vandag by Anoeschka vir 'n koerant berig in die Knysna-Plett Herald.  

"A turtle makes progress when it sticks its head out."

Km Per Day:  12.1

Total Km:  1 202.89

DAY 15:  Knysna

Date: 15 December 2010

"Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise."

Km Per Day:  66.18

Total Km:  1 190.79


DAY 14:  Knysna

Date: 14 December 2010

With more support from a friend, Willie Marx, well known cyclist drove with him towards Knysna.  

“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves”

Km Per Day:  72.22

Total Km:  1 124.61

DAY 12:  Outeniqua, George

Date: 12 December 2010

Andre took a slow Sunday drive to George.  

“The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge”

Km Per Day:  46

Total Km:  1 052.39

DAY 11:  Mossel Bay

Date: 11 December 2010

With a sudden change in weather he got cold, wet and windy conditions.  When he arrived at Albertinia, he had to change to dry clothes and survived to Mossel Bay. 

“One who lacks courage to start has already"

Km per day:  120

Total Km:  1 006.39

DAY 9:  Swellendam

Date: 9 December 2010

Exhausted body and sunburn he had to use all his strength to Swellendam.  Andre also met the Mayor's PA, Carmen Cupido and The Mayor, Mr Jan Jansen and also Bernedette Scholtz.  Andre took a few photos, but we unfortunately lost it, thanks to a virus.

“Ideas won’t work unless YOU do”

Total Km per day:  64.5

Total Km:  784.39

 DAY 7:  Stanford

Date: 7 December 2010

Andre arrived safely in Stanford through the heat and high winds.  

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”

Total km for the day:  58.49

Total km:  643.54


DAY 6: Hermanus 

Date: 6 December 2010

He hit a head on South Eastern wind.  Testing his full strength, but carried on in some places even pushing his bike and made it to Hermanus. 

“The Ten Commandments are not multiple choices."

Km Per Day:  102.2

Total Km:  585.05

DAY 4:  Stellenbosch

Date: 4 December 2010

Andre took this day to drive around Stellenbosch area.

”Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important”

Km Per Day:  59.64

Total Km:  392.67


DAY 03:  Stellenbosch

Date: 3 December 2010

Andre started cycling from Welgemoed and ended in Stellenbosch at 17h40.

“The smallest good deed is better than the greatest intention” 

Km Per Day:  119.4

Total Km:  333.03

DAY 2:  Welgemoed

Date: 2 December 2010

Andre started in Cape Town Waterfront at the Sea Point.  He cycled through Milnerton and ended at Welgemoed.

“If you want your dreams to come true, don’t oversleep.” 

Km Per Day:  31.9

Total Km:  169.9

DAY 1:  Protea Hotel Cape Castle 

Date: 1 December 2010 

Andre cycled through Cape Town.  He started at the Sea Point - City Centre - Newlands - Sea Point. 

Having a sharp tongue, can cut your own throat."

Km Per Day:  138

Total Km:  138

              Km  ooo   1.12.2010


Andre van Zijl, at the age of 60 years old, is bringing hope to many.  He left Cape Town Water Front today at 09h00 on a one year green road trip. Today is the 1st of December 2010,  Aids awareness day. 

Andre is saying goodbye to Knysna leaving for Cape Town for his 12 000 km adventure!! 

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