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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Right around Lesotho – 4 days (dual)

  Download the KLM file here   1. Total distance of route and date of ride? More or less 1700km. I rode this route in October 2012. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took four days. Heavy rain on day two caused some trouble and […]

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 […]

Durbanville, Paardeberg, Riebeek Kasteel – half day (tar)

View Larger Map Get KLM file here 1. Total distance of route? +- 200km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? 4 hours, including a leisurely lunch. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? Explores the back roads of the Western Cape and […]