ABOUT THE ROUTE
If you have some previous off-road experience, although limited, enjoy remoteness, wide open and desert-like spaces, then this route is made for you.
If you add wild camping to the equation (alternating with comfortable lodges) then you’ll get the ultimate off-road motorcycle adventure of South Africa, the kind of once in a lifetime riding and human experience.
As the longest 4×4 route in the country, the Namaqua Eco Trail is also one of the prettiest. The countryside is characterised by winding rivers and dramatic mountain ranges.
The Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa, featuring a gigantic ravine, in total about 160 kilometres long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep.
The Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is regarded as the only arid biodiversity hotspot on earth and the majority of the area is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to its cultural values.
We take it at a leisurely pace, which means there is plenty of time for breaks, photo shooting, or simply relaxing and enjoying the moment.
The terrain comprises a combination of gravel, rock and sand, with some exciting river crossings and dongas to negotiate. Riders can expect a number of steep slopes (both inclines and declines) and some serious zig-zags to test their skills