Simply the best riding on the planet. Stunningly beautiful, too.
Lots and lots of corners need concentration; mainly good tar surfaces. Some long days. Sani Pass (steep dirt) can be tricky in the wet.
Tarmac: 90%; dirt 10%.
Overall: approx' 3000km
Shortest day: 150km
Longest day: 450km
3 days travelling
10 days riding
1 off-bike day
Most of the route is just fine for passengers, but riders may struggle on Sani Pass, so passengers may choose to ride in the support vehicle (compulsory if wet). Generally smooth roads, nice accommodation, good views and food make for a winner.
Accommodation & Meals
An eclectic mix of stays, from four-star lodge to guest houses. Always clean, always a bar and good food everywhere.
Some Garden Route; Sani Pass; Highest Pub in Africa; Maloti Mountains; Local Music; Katse Dam; Semonkong Falls; The Great Karoo desert; the surprises; the roads, oh the roads!