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August 26, 2017 Comments (0) Orange River

Orange River Wild Ride – (19-25 Jan)

Orange River Wild Ride.

8 day adventure from Cape Town to the Orange (Gariep) River for experienced riders who enjoy it a bit ruff , including confidence riding on sand tracks.

The journey north heads through the Cape Winelands over the magnificent Bainskloof Pass, through the Tankwa Karoo to the Orange River via Verneukpan. The vast fresh water pan used by Sir Malcolm Campbell in his land speed world record attempt in 1929. We visit the huge  date plantations at Pella before following The Namaqua 4×4 trail along the Orange River to the Richtersveld National Park at the west coast. A rest day with a gentle paddle down the river and some chill time at the river lodge. Next we head south on some tough 4×4 routes and then the beautiful but challenging sandy coastal dune tracks. Finally our journey takes  us through the fynbos of the Cederberg Conservancy on route back to Cape Town.

This tour is about rugged landscapes, rough dessert terrain with vistas worthy of a poster at every turn and some ‘Dakar’ style riding tracks. Ideally ridden without a pillion and ideally suited to the big single cylinder bikes like the KTM690R and Husqvarna 701.

Added bonus of some stunning examples of bushman cave art at both The Richtersveld National Park and in the Cederberg Conservancy.


 Tour Duration:

8 days

Total Distance:

2000 km

Min Group Size:

Min 4 Riders

Suitable with Passengers:

Strictly not

Price with Rental Bike:


Recommended Bike:

KTM 690R/Husqvarna 701

See fixed tour dates or book as a group & we go.

Contact us for prices using your own motorcycle.

‘Awaken the inner Dakar racer that lives in your heart’

This is a tough ride for experienced motorcycle riders with at least some sand riding experience. We travel light with a support vehicle joining us at the end of each day and on the route, where possible. Although lodgings are limited due to the remote areas we ride, you’ll be surprised by their hospitality and comforts. Even a night tenting on a remote beach will enhance the overall experience.

What you are unlikely to encounter is traffic and shiny sports cars.


Verneukpan, Our destination for day 3. 57km long and 14km wide with sunsets and sun rises that will amaze you.

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