Monday, February 16, 2009

2 Guys, 4 Kloofs, 7 days, 28 passes and 1650km

In the next couple of days I will embark on a tour covering almost everything the Southern Cape and surrounds have to offer. The idea was born out of a request I received from a gentleman in Gauteng who wanted to see the area, but did not know where to go, how to get there and where to stay. So we will be riding together and hopefully I can ad value to his trip with local knowledge, information, contacts and routes.

Over 7 days we will see almost everything between the Great Karoo in the North and the Indian Ocean in the South, Patensie in the East and Barrydale in the West. We will visit Gamkaskloof, Baviaanskloof & Attakwaskloof.

We will "criss-cross" over 23 passes. We will sleep in historic houses, tents, caves and under the clear Karoo skies. We will ride over stones, sand, mud, good gravel, bad gravel, tar and water crossings. We will travel in scenery ranging from the arid Karoo to the lush forests of Knysna. Amazingly we'll see all of this in ± 1600km.

(click on map and magnify for bigger picture)

1 Honda TransAlp

1 BMW 1150GSA

2 Guys, 4 Kloofs, 7 days, 28 passes and 1650km

Ride Report:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Bikevettie's Report
(in Afrikaans)

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Anonymous said...

Met you and Daai Ander Ou Kaalkop Vriend van My - Van Centurion by Padlangs. Dit was nou regtig a geval van mekaar "raak ry & eet". Having now visited your blogg, I'll be a regular visitor. Knowing the way "daai buddy" van my kan lieries raak , as hy a "report" skryf, I expect a moerse report from you guys.

Will be watching out for it.
WD Tweetie

BB said...

Very nicely done, congratulations.