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 […]

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 […]

Zero DS ZF 11.4

Electrically powered bicycles and scooters are old news in South Africa. Proper electrical motorbikes are a novelty though. The first bunch to arrive here come all the way from sexy California. They’re called Zero Motorcycles and like Apple, Tesla Motors, Google and Disney, also from the Golden State, they could become a household name. We rode […]

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 […]

BMW G 650 GS Sertão

What is it? This is the reincarnation of the BMW 650 Dakar, but not much has changed: it’s the same engine and the same frame as the discontinued Dakar, the last model of which left the showroom in 2007. There’s brand new plastics, however, which gives the Sertão a different look. And then there’s the […]

Cape Town, Citrusdal, Kromrivier (Cederberg) – two days (dual)

1. Total distance of route? 508 km in total, of which about 180km are gravel roads. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Two days. I started the Saturday morning at around 07:00 and arrived at my overnight destination at 15:00. On tar I was averaging 100km/h […]