SWARTBERG, GAMKASKLOOF, BAVIAANSKLOOF AND KOUGA MOUNTAINS (7 or 8 days)

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ABOUT THE ROUTE

 

This tour summarises everything adventure motorcycling in South Africa is about: remoteness, immensity, endurance, technical challenges, and last but not least the landscape’s diversity of the country.

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The over 1’200km route has been optimised for the use of small displacement motorcycles, avoiding long stretches of main gravel roads.

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The itinerary will bring you through some of the most spectacular places of South Africa , such as the Baviaanskloof, the Swartberg Pass, the Grootrivier Poort, the Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Kouga mountains.

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For those selecting the option 2 (BAV-8), a beautiful afternoon ride through the Outeniqua Mountains will add a last adventurous note to the tour.

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PROGRAMME

 

Day 1:

Meeting at endurafrica – Collection of the rider’s apparel – Taxi to the Garden Route area (5 hours)

Day 2: (220km)

George – Montagu Pass – Oudtshoorn – Swartberg Pass – Gamkaskloof

Day 3(230km)

Gamkaskloof – Prince Albert  Willowmore

Day 4(190km)

Willowmore – Groot Rivier crossing – Antoniesberg Pass – Patensie

Day 5: (115km)

Patensie – Baviaanskloof

Day 6(240km)

Rust en Vrede 4×4 trail – Kareedouw – Brakkloof – Uniondale

Day 7 – AM: (135km)

Uniondale – Prince Alfred’s Pass – Sedgefield

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Then choose one of the following options:

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Option 1 (BAV-7)

Day 7 – PM

End of the riding tour – Taxi back to Cape Town via the scenic R62 route (arrival around 20h30)

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Option 2 (BAV-8)

Day 7 – PM:

Afternoon ride on the Bergplaas 4×4 trail – Night in Sedgefield – End of the riding tour

Day 8:

Taxi back to Cape Town via the scenic R62 route (arrival around 15:00)

 

DURATION & DIFFICULTY

 

Duration: 7 or 8 days (cf. programme)

Riding days: 5 1/2 or 6 (cf. programme)

Difficulty: up to grade 3

Participants: maximum 6

Start/End: Bellville (Cape Town)

 

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ACCOMMODATION

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Guest house and farm cottage in double rooms

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PRICES

 

All-inclusive package with rental motorbike:

Product code BAV-7-B

ZAR 31’600

Product code BAV-8-B

ZAR 33’200

Already in the Garden Route area?

Contact us

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Additional charges:

+10% / person for groups of less than 3

 

All-inclusive package without rental motorbike:

Product code BAV-7 and BAV-8

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

This tour only requires basic off-road skills, but although the small displacement dual-sport motorcycles make things easier than with a big adventure bike, a reasonable level of fitness is strongly recommended.

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The Baviaanskloof can be flooded any time of the year after heavy rains or storms, however the tour is almost always practicable.

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We are happy to organise extra accommodation for you, e.g. on the day before the tour and/or last day, please specify your request in the booking form.

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LESS THAN 3 PAX? 

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We run the tour for 2 people only, however the tour is performed without the 4×4 backup vehicle, which is in standby for emergency purposes. The bikes are then equipped with waterproof soft bags allowing 2x 12L of personal luggage / person. 

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Please visit our Ts&Cs.

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We will send you a detailed programme & schedule once the booking has been confirmed.