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We meet at On Any Day Adventures home in Pretoria for a fresh brew of coffee & a brief of what to expect on the & retro-journey that awaits! Once we are on our bikes, we head for the sandy shores of Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Once a year in both directions. Check website for schedules.
Both asphalt & dirt roads weather permitting
Small Group 10 Riders + 10 pillions max
TOUR STARTS / ENDS
Starts at On Any Day Adventures home in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. Ends in Cape Town.
All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
TOUR AVAILABLE IN REVERSE
Starts in Cape Town and ends at On Any Day Adventures home in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria
DAY 1: 09h00 depart Jacaranda City to Umhlanga (650km)
We meet at On Any Day Adventures home in Pretoria for a fresh brew of coffee & a brief of what to expect on the retro-journey that awaits. On our bikes, we head for Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Our route will take us via Howick where we will stop at Ardmore Ceramics, world renowned for their signature ceramic pieces that are brought to a magical, dreamlike world in clay & paint.
We then ride on to Nelson Mandela Capture Site, where & when Mandela began his long Walk to Freedom on 5th August 1962, having been arrested & would spend 27 years life imprisonment.
We make it to our destination in Umhlanga for some water adventures & whatever else tinkles your fancy along the warm coastline of the Indian Ocean!
Stay two nights in Umhlanga
Day 2: Umhlanga
Learning to Surf! Umhlanga is perfectly situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the vibrant port city of Durban. Its beautiful coastline is ideal for surfing!
Day 3: Depart Umhlanga to Coffee Bay (536km)
We head south to the Eastern Cape province of Coffee Bay in the Wild Coast, with a full day to explore & immerse in the scenic beauty & culture.
Our ride will see us do highways, secondary road & some basic off road.
Stay two nights in Coffee Bay
Day 4: Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is a small Xhosa village community located 200 km north of East London, along N2 in the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The area is noted for its magnificent natural beauty, with the town consisting of traditional African huts, a trading post, a camping site & two resort hotels.
There is not much evidence of colonialism as the traditional way of governing is still prevalent, where chiefs & local headsmen run tribal courts.
You will discover no trace of a wrecked ship with its cargo of coffee beans that gave Coffee Bay its name, but there are plenty of other attractions to visit.
Coffee Bay has the delightful ambience of a tropical ski village, with rustic hotels, lodges, bars & open-air lounges all within walking distance of each other, & each trying to out picturesque its neighbour.
Dress code is strictly beachcomber-style & most meals are served outdoors. This is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Wild Coast, with safe & beautiful swimming beaches, spectacular hikes, excellent fishing & a transient population of families on holiday, backpackers, campers, tourists & students.
Day 5: Coffee Bay to Hogsback 378km
Our scenic coastal ride continues today where we will see bits of the southern tip of the Drakensberg mountain range whilst we search for the fairies in the Hogsback forest whose awe-inspiring scenery of heavily fogged and often snow-covered peaks gave birth to the local myths that Hogsback inspired JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Facts are still nil to prove correct as the young man left the area with his mom at only three years old.
Stay two nights in the Hogsback
Day 6: Hogsback
Still in the Hogsback, where one can experience peace & quiet that is broken only by the singing of birds or the primeval call of the Knysna Lourie – even the chatter of a troop of Samango monkeys as they feed & play in the canopies of trees.
This village, set high up on the Amatole mountains & surrounded by centuries-old indigenous Afro-montane forests, has a dramatic natural beauty. Look towards the mountains & escarpment and you see several waterfalls.
Day 7: Depart Hogsback to Addo Elephant National Park (235km)
Today we set out on our retro-ride for Addo through the Great Fish River Nature Reserve, where we will experience both smooth, dust & rough riding on tar & gravel. Our path will lead us to the heart of the majestic elephants of Addo National Park!
Stay two nights in Addo Elephant Park
Day 8: Addo Elephant National Park
You can explore Addo, kick back relax & enjoy the sights. Be on the lookout for the (landlords of the park) majestic elephants’, the Big 5 & other wildlife sightings the reserve has to offer. Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth & is one of the country’s 20 national parks. It currently ranks third in size after Kruger National Park & the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Day 9: Depart Addo to Knysna (305km)
Today we ride to the Western Cape province in the direction of Knysna, where we join the famous Garden Route. You will see why it is also referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’ & get to gravel-ride on some of the best African paths in the area!
Knysna is well known for the annual oyster festival & magnificent forests – the setting that inspired the writing of ‘Circles in the Forest’. The coastline boasts the regular visit from Dolphins, so be sure to look out for these magnificent creatures.
Stay two nights in Knysna
Day 10: Knysna
You have the day at leisure to explore scenic Knysna, do some shopping, test the local cuisine or take a walk along the beautiful coastline. You may want to sign up for one of the many one-day activities such as a boat ride, a canopy tour or a trip to the Tsitsikama Forest.
Today we also teach you how to make a traditional South African potjie (which takes four hours to cook). This style of cooking in cast iron pots dates to the 1600s, introduced by the Dutch settlers; now epitomizes South African cuisine, rivalled only by the undisputed popular Braai!
Cooking lesson is at 15h00 & you well get to enjoy your own dish for dinner.
Day 11: Depart Knysna to Prince Albert (190km)
Riding the beautiful coastal roads through the Outeniqua Pass onto Oudtshoorn. Our ride takes us onto the famous Swartberg Pass (off-road) to the quaint little town of Prince Albert.
Prince Albert is a town at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, in South Africa’s Western Cape. It’s ringed by vineyards & fruit & olive farms. Local history exhibits in the Fransie Pienaar Museum include fossils & a working moonshine distillery. The nearby 19th-century Swartberg Pass runs through Swartberg Nature Reserve & has dramatic mountain views. The reserve is dotted with caves featuring San rock art.
Stay one night in Prince Albert
Day 12: Depart Prince Albert to Arniston (351km)
The famous Route 62 is where we begin our riding today, also known as the food & wine capital of South Africa. Route 62 one of the most popular tourism routes in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth.
We stop at Barrydale for lunch visiting the infamous ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’, before heading south to the stunning village of Arniston.
Stay one night in Arniston
Day 13: Depart Arniston to Franschhoek (270km)
After breakfast we head towards Cape L’Agulhas (Africa’s southernmost point and where Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet). We ride on, following the coastal road to Hermanus, where the air is so fresh, it is called champagne air. The area is widely considered for some of the best motorcycle riding roads & scenery in Southern Africa.
We continue past yellow blanketed canola fields, onto the world renown wine town of Franschhoek where you will never be judged for sipping superior wines, chocolate, Turkish delight, & cheese at breakfast.
Wine tasting…of course!
We stay one night in Franschhoek
Day 14: Depart Franschoek to Cape Town (175km)
Our wine & scenic route winds down today as we ride up the Franschoek Pass, superbly dynamic with our national symbol of beauty – the wild Proteas growing along the side of the road, endless rows of vines growing down the valleys.
We ride direction of the most famous wine producing town, Stellenbosch via False Bay to the Cape Peninsula, onto the scenic Chapman’s Peak taking a breather in Hout Bay. If you love deep fried Fish & Chips, you are in for a treat with the catch of the day straight up at some of the best fisheries in South Africa!
Our coastal retro-ride ends in the Mother City, the multi-award winning, prettiest city in the world – Cape Town.
Did you know: Franschhoek Pass was built in 1822 and completed in 1825, served as the main gateway to the Overberg until the construction of Sir Lowry’s Pass in 1830, offering a more direct route from Cape Town.
South African dirt road riding – retro style
Night game drive
Traditional South African braai (dinner)
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
Learn to Surf
Addo Elephant National Park
Ronnies Sex Shop
Most southern point of Africa – Cape L’Agulhas