This rout can only be done with Dual sport bikes. It is one of the most amazing places to ride with lots of water crossing with the most amazing places to overnight, try the open rock caveâ€¦ lots of fun and you sure to see lots of wildlife while riding. The longest water crossing is about 200m long with the deepest section about knee deep. Don't panic it is all doable but you need good riding skills as the road is all dirt and a section is classified 4x4 only, narrow with cliffs with no guard rails. If you in SA and you do not ride Baviaansâ€¦. You have mist out!! Allow 5 to 6 hours to complete this ride.
This route from George starts on the main roads and then goes off road at Riversdale to Witsand and then again to get to the chain ferry at Malgas and ending in Cape Aguhlas. A mix of surfaces but a great ride on a BMW R1200GS Adventure with Continental TKC80 tyres.
Nice long easy ride following the canals through farm lands. Courtesy of Malgat (R.I.P) and shared by Knop Knop
This is a bikers paradise when it comes to winding roads in quite good condition. Situated in pristine forest areas with old well preserved gold mining towns like Pilgrims Rest. Also in this area you will find places like Gods Window, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Bourkes Luck Potholes and many, many huge waterfalls. Look out for logging trucks on this rout, but if it is a combination of cornering and scenery you looking forâ€¦. This is it!
This rout runs through a canyon in the Swartberg mountain range and is very scenic with some good views. The road is in very good condition with some fantastic corners with very high cliffs face on either side. Also close to the Cango Caves.
Johannesburg via Midlands to the Elephant Coast Itinerary
Airport Transfers to Emperor’s Palace. Meet and Greet, dinner, formalities for bike hire, introduction to tour
Heading out of the city South through the Free State, passing vast and expansive farms to Harrismith. Distance 272 km Riding time is: 2 hours 38 mins
See the Midlands Meander from a hot air balloon, visit antique shops, cottage industries, arts and craft shops to Mooi River. Distance:160 km Riding time is: 1 hour 35 mins
The Midlands Meander is alive with history and culture of more than 150 talented and creative individuals along the route to Dalton. Distance using the Blue Route is: 88.0 km Riding time is: 1 hour 9 mins. Overnight in Stanger Distance 93.5 km Riding time is: 1 hour 23 mins
In St Lucia is the opportunity of enjoying un-spoilt pristine beaches, with some of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the world, warm Indian Ocean tropical water. Distance 110 km Riding time is: 1 hour 12 mins
Richards Bay for a spot of Whale watching or a tour of the hippo and crocs. Distance 76.2 km Riding time is: 1 hour 8 mins
A place of great beauty and high contrasts, Mkuze Game Reserve is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers with more than 420 bird species on record. Distance 125 km Riding time is: 1 hour 23 mins
Pongola (also known in Zulu as uPhongolo) is a small town situated in a very beautiful and fertile valley. Distance 66.2 km Riding time is: 46 mins
Amongst Piet Retief’s fine historical buildings we stop here for lunch at La Ta4ula Distance: 105 km Riding time is: 1 hour 24 mins
Overnight in Secunda casino and country club. Distance: 204 km Riding time is: 2 hours 31 mins
Returning to Johannesburg. Evening meal at Montecasino hotel with airport transfer providing to OR Tambo the following day
Distance: 131 km Riding time is: 1 hour 25 mins
This route is mostly GS except for the roads there and back to Pretoria which are country highway. A stunning bucket list experience for the skilled GS rider. 21 March to 1 April 2013. Rental GSs are available should you need to fly in to South Africa. More at www.maree.co.za or http://www.bmwclubs.co.za/forum/19-other-trips/22015-west-coast-a-namaqua-trail-21-mar-1-april
Very nice scenery, absolute stunning views of the mountains. Road is Off Road quality, need an adventure bike or 4x4 in order to do this route. Loose rocks, and soft sand on some patches.
A must if your are an Adventurer