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Eastern Cape Mountain Passes Tour
April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pmR5750
Eastern Cape Mountain Passes Tour.
End April / May Day long weekend.
The Eastern Cape Province is off-road mountain pass territory , from the Swartberg range in the south to the high mountains of Lesotho to the north. Many of these tracks are seldom used and in poor condition (that’s good in adventure bike speak) , making for challenging adventure travel. Passes like Bastervoetpad, Michell’s Pass, Katberg, Carlilse’s Hoek, Volunteersjoek, Carlilseshoek, Antoni’s Pass and Otto du Plessis Pass are individually bucket list roads and we manage to cram in another 20 more in our 5 days.
We’ll spend our evenings in stunning rural hamlets like Hogsback , Rhodes, Craddock and Patensie. The tour starts and ends in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, a convenient drive form Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Accommodation is included for the evening of the 22nd and we return at lunch on the 01May (May day) to give us time to return home the same day.
The tour is suitable for the bigger bikes but if the area has had rain a couple of the passes can get tricky. Pillions not advised but possible.