Cederberg & Tankwa Experience - MotoGuides

Cederberg & Tankwa Experience
$ 1440 per person
1 - 10 people
5 Days
Cape Town, South Africa
Join us for a glorious motorcycle tour of the Cederberg Conservancy and the Tankwa Karoo National Park. If riding over thirty mountain passes, with vistas as far as the eye can see, continuously changing off road terrain and an inviting lodge at the end of the day excites you, then this is the trip for you.

We recommend some off road riding experience before you attempt this tour. We can schedule a one day off road training session with an experienced ride instructor, if you would prefer to sharpen your riding skills, or just to get the feel of the bike before the tour.
Day 1: Cape Town and Beyond
Bikes collected, we head into the Cape Winelands, over Du Toitskloof Pass entering the Cederberg via Ceres. We ride through undulating farmlands and two more passes before the final climb of the day, Blinkberg Pass.
Day 2: Through the Karoo
We retrace Blinkberg Pass before descending Katbakkies Pass on to the vast plains of the Tankwa Karoo. After a mandatory stop at the Tankwa Karoo Farm Stall we continue along sandy jeep tracks through the renosterveld vegetation and then up the treacherous Ouberg Pass. The plateau takes us to Middelpos and our lodge at the top of Ganaga Pass.
Day 3: Tankwa Karoo to Biedouw Valley
After a breathtaking descent back down to the Tankwa plains we stop at Stonehenge Farm, location for the ‘Afrikaburn’ festival and surely the most remote pub in Africa. Next up, the old postal route. This tough 4×4 trail crosses the Doring and Tra Tra rivers before ascending Karretjies pass on terrain that changes from rocky moonscapes to sandy jeep track, ending at Biedouw valley. The ride to our overnight stop is easy going except for a short sandy ‘sting in the tail’.
Day 4: Biedouw valley to Ceres
We awake in a special place, enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the Doring River before heading up Pakhuis Pass and on to a secret track that takes us to Kouberg Pass and the Moravian village of Wupperthal. We ride the thrilling track through Eselbank and onto the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve and Cederberg Oasis Resort for lunch. Scenic riding takes us along the Sand River, over Nuweberg and Uitkyk passes, ending in Ceres.
Day 5: Return to Cape Town
Our final day. We ride down Witzenberg Pass and on to Prince Alfred Hamlet via Gydo Pass. From Ceres we head along Bainskloof Pass, a magnificent twisting biking road with spectacular views of Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands. The end of the journey, but the vistas and the memories will remain with you forever.
We hope you had a great time riding with us! Join us again.
- Hotel pickup
- Rental bike, guide, and support vehicle
- Accommodation
The thrills of riding a powerful adventure bike over challenging terrain is as important to us as are the stunning destinations. We’ve ridden every track and road we take you on and your lodgings are selected to compliment our unique South African experience. No tourist traps or bland generic hotels here. Instead, you are guaranteed a unique South African adventure. Our tours are aimed at the experienced motorcyclists with some off road riding experience. Owner, John Wood is an expert guide, l...

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