Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Launch Report

The new Honda Africa Twin is the most anticipated and discussed bike of 2016. Carl Kritzinger attended the international launch in the Western Cape and filed this report. In 1986, the year of its birth, the Honda NXR750 “Africa Twin” won the Paris-Dakar rally raid. It was conceived with the sole purpose of winning this […]

Entries open for 2016 GS Trophy qualifiers

In the build up to the highly anticipated BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016, BMW Motorrad South Africa has opened entries for the 2016 GS Trophy South Africa Qualifier starting on 30 May in Gauteng. Team South Africa in 2014   For the first time in South Africa there will be a series of regional […]

The Tigers’ claws were sharpened

“It’s not easy at the top. Everyone’s always gunning for your position,” said BMW as it lay on the psychiatrist’s couch. BMW wasn’t being delusional, because in 2011 a Tiger went for the throat of its F 800 GS. The answer to the question to who emerged as victor partly depends on your level of […]

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 […]

Pretoria, Swaziland round trip – 3 days

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 990 kilometres Click here to open in Google maps. 2.How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Three days. Leisurely 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? The route goes through Swaziland, which is so close to […]

Speedweek 2014

Last week Speedweek happened on Hakskeenpan in the Kalahari, near the border between South Africa and Namibia. What an event! Bikeroutes went there to check out the scene and found magic. Speedweek is like Africa Burn for petrolheads, but better: a bunch of people on a dry lake with the sole aim of having fun […]

Patensie, Steytlerville, Uitenhage – 1 day (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride?  300km; July 2014 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Leisurely, eight hours. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? Less travelled Baviaanskloof area; beautiful mountain surroundings. And for those living near the Baviaanskloof […]

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 […]

Fouriesburg, Katse Dam, Ficksburg – two days (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? Approximately 420km. November 2012 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? You can travel to Katse and back to Fouriesburg or Ficksburg in a day. Or you can take it easy and sleep over at […]

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 […]

Kalk Bay, Cape point, Chapmans Peak – day trip (tar)

View BR_Around Cape Town in a larger map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? About 110km. September 2012 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took us the whole day (From 11:00 to 18:00). Well, a Vuka can only reach 100 km/h down […]