The Cederberg Conservancy and Tankwa Karoo hosted three days of fantastic adventure motorcycle riding this past weekend.
From the fruit farming town of Ceres we headed into the ‘Kouebokkeveld’ (cold goat plains) and Cederberg over gravel mountain passes like ‘Droelands (Dryland), Katbakkies (Cat Face), and Blinkberg (Shiny Mountain) to name only a few.
Day 2 was the highlight when we traversed the tough ‘Old Post Route’ that links the Fynbos vegetation of the Cederberg with the drier Renosterveld scrub of the Tankwa Karoo. After a lunch of bangers and mash at the Stonehenge Camp (home of the Africa Burn Festival) we headed back to the Cederberg over easier but no less spectacular Biedouw Valley and Dorring River crossing. A highlight route for any adventure rider that enjoys the more remote and tougher side of the motorcycle touring. A legendary barbecue and some great local wines under the star filled Cederberg skies brought the day to and end.
The final day we took our secret route through the red rock mountains before some easy meandering gravel tracks back to our start point in Ceres.
A huge thank you to my guests and now new friends for sharing this most beautiful route with Wildwood Motorcycle Tours.