Harley-Davidson Road King Classic – Road Test

Euphoria is cruising down the highway on a motorcycle and few bikes provide a more regal experience than the Harley-Davidson Road King Classic. 103 cubic inches make for a lot of grunt So what is it? And who rides it? After a most trying week at work, the need to escape from the city was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kraaifontein, Tulbagh, Porterville – day trip (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route? 305km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Five hours, leisurely. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? A great sample of touring riding, scenic and with some varying speed sections. Also, along this route […]

Melkbosstrand, Piketberg, Darling – day trip (dual)

1. Total distance of route? 360km, 110km gravel road. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took me 6,5 hours making quite a lot of stops for photo’s. I traveled leisurely. On the gravel roads I did speeds from 40km/h-80km/h and on tar roads up to […]

Blouberg, Hout Bay, Stellenbosch – half day (tar)

View Larger Map Get KML file here  1. Total distance of route? 175 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Morning through to Lunch. Leisurely for sure. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? Scenic, mixture of low, medium and faster speeds, perfect […]

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 […]