WILDWOOD CEDERBERG & TANKWA EXPERIENCE
Cederberg Motorcycle Tour – Tankwa KarooDay 1: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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.Or consider a discounted ‘WildWood Cape Peninsula’ tour the day prior to our departure and get to see what Cape Town has to offer, with it’s magical coastline, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Signal Hill, Table Mountain, not forgetting the famous African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town.
Price includes bike rental, an experienced rider guide, back up vehicle for groups of five or more or let us quote if less, bed and breakfast, as well as selected suppers.