Cape Town arrival
We meet the night before the tour starts. Best is to arrive early morning, or a day or two before, to explore Cape Town (i.e. Table Mountain, Robben Island).
Cape Town to Elgin via Cape Point
We travel along the western side of Cape Peninsula via Chapman’s Peak, towards Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. Then up the eastern side of the Peninsula, enjoying the winding roads following the coast line around False Bay and eventually turn inland to our accommodation.
Elgin to Cederberg
We ride via the Cape Winelands over numerous mountain passes (Helshoogte, Bains, Mitchells, Gydo) and hit the first gravel roads towards the Tankwa Karoo. We then shoot over a few breathtaking gravel road passes into the Cederberg region.
Cederberg to Nieuwoudtville
We continue riding through the Cederberg over numerousgravel passes towards Clanwilliam. We follow the backroads of the Cederberg towards the Namakwa district, where we overnight.
Nieuwoudtville to Springbok
We travel down the Bokkeveld escarpment and hit the open road for a while before we take a gravel detour into the mountains of the Northern Cape. Then off to Springbok for the night.
Springbok to Fish River Canyon
We cross into Namibia, ride along the Orange River for a while and then turn north and ride along the Fish River Canyon. We visit the canyon that afternoon before we arrive at the accommodation.
Fish River Canyon to Aus
We ride south around the Fish River Canyon, then west along the Orange River, which forms the natural border between South Africa and Namibia, all gravel. Then north to Aus on tarmac.
Luderitz Ride / Rest Day
This is a rest day, but most people join in the ride to Luderitz and the famous Kolmanskop (Ghost Town) and back. You might get lucky and experience the wild horses of the Namib upclose.
Aus to Sossusvlei
We travel further north along the Namib desert and through the Namib nature reserve. You will be amazed by how frequently the landscapes change. Spectacular ride. All gravel
Rest day Sossusvlei
This is a no riding day. In the morning we visit the dunes, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. The afternoon you can either relax by the pool or go for a flight over the desert.
Aus to Swakopmund
We travel north via the Gaub pass and Kuiseb pass, then west towards the coast via the Namib desert. All gravel. Finally we hit the ocean!
Swakopmund to Vingerklip
We follow the coast line on a salt road and turn inland again, where the landscape changes dramatically as we leave the desert behind.
Vingerklip to Etosha National Park
Short riding day, mainly tarmac to Etosha, with a stop at Outjo's bakery.
Etosha Game Drive
Full day out at Etosha National Park
Etosha to Windhoek
We make our way south towards the capital of Namibia via Okahandja market and end our day on a high with a beautiful view of Windhoek.
Depart from Windhoek
Arrival in Cape Town
We meet the night before the tour starts. Best is to arrive early morning, or a day or two before, to explore Cape Town i.e. Table Mountain, Robben Island.