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WildWood Orange-River Wild Ride (January 21-29 2018)

9 Day adventure from Cape Town to the Orange-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 Cederberg Conservancy and Tankwa Karoo National Park to the Orange River. Expect special tracks you won’t find in the tourist brochures. On route we’ll visit 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 border town of Vioolsdrift / Noordoewer.  After a night at a stunning luxury tented camp on the Orange River  we head west on the rugged mountain tracks of the Richtersveld National Park before turning south on tough 4×4 routes to the coastal sand tracks of the west coast . On our final two days we hug this stunning coastline back to our tour end in Cape Town. Imagine 200km of endless sandy two tracks with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean no more than 100 meters from your right shoulder.

This tour is about rugged landscapes, rough dessert terrain with vistas worthy of a poster at every turn with some ‘Dakar’ style riding tracks. Ideally suited to the big single cylinder bikes like the KTM690R / 500EXC and Husqvarna 701 /501  and strictly for experienced riders.

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

Accommodation on this remote tour one is a mix of simple bed and breakfasts, a luxury tented camp as well as tented camping. (tents & mattresses supplied). Meals included on camp nights only.

A 4×4 support vehicle will carry our kit to the evening stops and provide fuel and supplies in the remote wilderness.

Tour price of ZAR29,000

KTM690R / Husqvarna 701 rental bike for 9 days:  ZAR 13,500 (excludes refundable accident deposit and includes fuel)


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

4 Responses to WildWood Orange-River Wild Ride (January 21-29 2018)

  1. Gordon Buckley says:

    Hi is it possible to view the route on google maps or something? Does the price include everything but fuel and drinks?

    • WildWood says:

      Hi Gordon,

      I’m away until after the weekend and will get back to you then.

      The price includes fuel and most of the breakfasts and dinners other than a couple of restaurant suppers. Lunches are cafe stops or snacks from the van.

      The Jan 21 -29 appears to be full (not all confirmed yet) but it looks like we’ll do a 2nd tour in the first week of Feb if we have at least 4 riders. The first one was put together for a group of German guests and stretched out a little. For more experienced riders we’ll compact the 2nd tour into 7 days and obviously be a little cheaper.

      John (

      • WildWood says:

        Hi Gordon,
        The earlier tour is as I thought full but we’ll do the shorter 7 day event from 3 to 9 Feb. (Omits the Cederberg section on day 1 and does the last two days as one).
        Price of R24000 includes fuel, B&B (6 nights), backup vehicle, Tents & mattresses (camp nights x 2)


  2. WildWood says:


    .Another tour added Feb 3-9 (7 days) . Includes fuel, 6 days accommodation (bed, breakfast & suppers) , back-up van, tents & mattresses for 2 camping nights, +++


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