Namdes, cyclone season in the SW Indian Ocean
is roughly between 15 November to 15 May. So, be in Richards Bay by 15 November. The only stop I would make is Nosy Be in Madagascar
and then all the way to RB. It is normally good winds to Nosy Be and then quite a bit of motoring down to RB - there is a good current
to assist you. Make sure you have a number of 25 litre fuel
drums to be able to ferry fuel
from the garage in Hellville down to the harbour and then dinghy
to your boat
- you also would need a couple of drums for potable water
. Hellville is an interesting place but you do not want to linger there too long. I have stopped once in Inhambane (Moz) to take shelter from a southerly storm, but it is quite a tricky entrance over the bar and into the estuary.
Just a question. What flag will you be sailing under? If you want to chat about the trip, I have sent you a PM with my contact details. John.