Old Postal Route, Cederberg – 2 days

The Old Postal Route, deep in the Cederberg mountains, is one of my favorites. It’s challenging and it features amazing landscapes and scenery. We decided it’s time to revisit this spectacular route on our bikes, seven of us, from West to East. A true adventure.

Hermanus, Baardskeerdersbos, Greyton – 1 day (dual-purpose bikes)

1. Total distance of route? 308 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It can be done in a day, but that’s not much fun. Some of us stayed over in a farmhouse between Caledon and Greyton and others in a cottage in Hermanus. We rode […]

Swartberg Pass and The Hell – 2 days

Gamkaskloof and The Hell should be on every adventure biker’s bucket list. The scenery is spectacular, the route is challenging (but not hell on earth) and you truly get the feeling that you have left the world behind. Johann van Tonder took a fortunate group of fellow bikers on a trip they’ll remember until they […]

West Coast, Northern Cape and Cederberg – 2 days

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? +/- 900 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? One-and-a half days. On the first day we rode about 300 km and 600 km the second day. On tar our speed was 110 to 140 km/h and […]

Gansbaai, Swellendam, Worcester – 2 days (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 600km, February 2014. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Two days. We took it slow and took our time. Made lots of stops along the way. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? […]

Attaquaskloof – 1 day (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 50km. Early January 2014 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Part of a day ride, traveling leisurely. We spent about two hours on this section. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? This […]

Somerset West, Botrivier, Van der Stel Pass – 1day (dual)

  1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 210km, 9 November 2013   2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? You decide how long it takes. You can ride hard and finish in three hours. Or if you take it easy and stop regularly to […]

Pretoria, Groot and Klein Karoo and back – 12 days (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 3965km. From 13 September to 23 September 2013 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Whole trip was 12 days. We rode three days to actually get to the Karoo. Then we rode six days through the Karoo […]

R62, Moordenaars Karoo, Tankwa – 2 days (dual)

View Langkloof Poort and Ouberg Pass Bike trip in a larger map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 890km (of which 530km gravel).  26-27 October 2013 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took two days. Very chilled riding. However, the roads were […]

2013 BMW Bike Fest was a fat jol

The BMW Bike Fest took place between 21 and 24 March at Goudini Spa near Worcester. More than 500 bikers and 350 bikes joined the party. At the riders’ briefing on the Thursday night the organisers showed us four off-road routes and four routes on tar. We could download these routes from the BMW Bike Fest website and load them […]

Bains Kloof, Villiersdorp, Rooi Els – day trip (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 388km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? From 09:15 to 18:00, with plenty of stops – breakfast, lunch and late afternoon coffee. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? This […]

Mossel Bay, Calitzdorp, Bredasdorp (Klein Karoo) – four days (dual)

View Klein Karoo in a larger map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? October 2012. We travelled approximately 900km. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? We went down to Mossel Bay in the bakkie, spent four days on the bike and returned in […]