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.