We woke to a gorgeous day in George this morning. It would have been a sin not to ride…
A group of us got together to ride to Eight Bells on the Robertson Pass for lunch. The Robertson Pass is a tar Pass between Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn, but we took the gravel option of course.
Right from the word go the scenery was stunning – complementing a stunning day.
We rode at a leisurely pace with lots of photo stops and we weren’t the only ones taking advantage of the bike riding weather.
We followed the gravel past Botlierskop Game Farm (always a favorite) where we saw Springbuck, Wildebeest, Eland, Zebra and various other game, but the Rhino and Giraffe were elusive today.
On a good day you can see them from up close
(Photo from a previous ride)
This route has lots of mini “passes” and twisties
Once we reached Eight Bells Mountain Inn it was clear that lots of other bikers had the same idea…
The place was busy. It took us over 2 hours to get lunch and back on the road again – and what a road it is...
(Check the road climbing out of the kloof and going over the hill in the background...)
We encountered some more wildlife on the way
Seems like one and all was taking advantage of the sunny day after the recent snowfalls.
Close to George we had another stop...
...next thing we knew a new BMW X Challenge pulled up
I took the photo, but when he heard it might be on Wild Dogs he decided I needed a better photo:
If you want to play this bike seems to be the business!
Well, all good things come to an end.
All in all we had a great day!