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Windhoek to Cape Town- Dec 2018

Our latest tour offering, the journey from Windhoek (Namibia) to CapeTown had its inaugural run this past December.

With world renowned tourist highlights that included the magnificent dunes at Sossusvlei , Fish River Canyon , The Richtersveld National Park, Namaqua National Park, Cederberg Conservancy and the rugged west coast of South Africa this route is destined to be a favourite for many years. All this crammed into 9 unbelievable days of touring aboard out KTM adventure motorcycles.

With endless route options this tour can be customised for levels of riding skills from moderate to skilled off-roaders. Our chosen bike for this tour was the KTM690R Enduro series and our route a fairly tough mix of gravel road, testing two track and plenty of soft sand paths.

From Windhoek our route headed south west to Sesriem, home of the worlds most photographed dunes at Sossusvlei, the desolate Dead Vlei as well as Sesriem Canyon.

Next highlight was Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon (after Grand Canyon) with mind blowing vistas for which southern Namibia is so renowned.

Crossing the Gariep (Orange River ) into South Africa, we followed this lifeblood of the Northern Cape  towards the Atlantic coast before continuing south through the rugged canyons of the World Herritage site of the Richtersveld Frontier National Park.

A day spent riding the wilderness paths of the Namaqua National Park and Namaqua Coastal National Parks and then the sandy two tracks along the breathtaking coastline.

Finally two days through the Cederberg Conservancy and finally cresting Bainskloof Mountain Pass with Cape Town and the Cape Winelands ahead.

Surely one of the worlds greatest motorcycle routes.

Add to that our tour group of good friends from Austria made for a memorable experience I hope we’ll all cherish for years to come.

Special thanks to our German translator Andy who filed my boots as guide after breaking my arm in a silly dismount halfway through the tour. I managed to ride along in the support vehicle until the tours end in Cape Town and experienced a WildWood tours from a different perspective for the first time. Happily the arm is fully healed and ready for a busy season on the bike in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to Windhoek to Cape Town- Dec 2018

  1. Andreas from Austria says:

    Hi John,

    great story, we all can confirm that this journey was the best motorcycle ride we ever experienced and can be recommended to everybody who has the spirit of adventure. Nice to hear that your arm is completely healed and you can start another exciting season. Thanks to you and Gideon for your effort, the perfect organization, the delicious barbecues and over all for the varied possibitities to ride the bikes, including gravel roads, tracks, sand and speedy rallyies through the mountains. We hope to see you in Kaokoland 2020 to climb the next level..

    • WildWood says:

      Thank you for the great feed back Andreas.

      The tour is only as good as the tour party and you guys were the best.

      Hope to see you in Kaokoland.

      Cheers
      John

  2. Dieter from Austria says:

    wildwood adventure tours …. this name is a real promise !!!
    many thanks to our tourguide John and to Gideon for all the support,
    best adventure tour and offroad experience ever,
    riding throug unbelievable landscapes and wilderness,
    sometimes a little bit demanding, sometimes easy going, everytime fun
    a mix of staying in extraordinary lodges and simple camps with fabulous dinners and barbecues at evening
    I think we are ready for the next Level to go …
    Cheers

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