5 day Guided Adventure Motorcycle Tour.
Travel is now allowed in South Africa under level 1 COVID-19 lockdown rules!
All lodge accommodation.
Dinner and Breakfast included.
Lead rider, medic, and support/sweeper truck
with a trailer on the tour.
Passengers welcome to ride along
in the support truck as well as your luggage.
R 7899 per person.
8-12 January 2021
12 Places available.
This amazing tour of the Eastern Cape's highlands is a must for any adventure motorcycle rider. The objective of the tour is to discover South Africa and show you some of the most beautiful high passes, including many from the famed Ben Ten Eco-Challenge. We also want to support the South African tourism industry, which has been heavily hit by the Covid-19 crisis, by bringing much-needed cash flow to the small lodges we'll be staying at on our adventure.
Anyone with a valid motorcycle license is welcome to join the tour, there are some beautiful off-road sections. Support will be given to inexperienced riders by our tour crew. You ride at your own pace always and pillion riders can jump into the support truck at any point!
A brief itinerary is set out below, but we will send you a more detailed one once you have signed up for the tour. Be quick as we are limiting the number of places to 12...
At SA Adventure, the client comes first so your safety and enjoyment of your motorcycle adventure is our number one priority!
Day Two (418km)
We have breakfast at the hotel and then start heading for the Eastern Cape's highlands. Our destination for the day is the little village of Rhodes.
The route for the day is via the Lower Lotheni road, the Lusipoort pass, and then on to three of the Ben Ten Eco-Challenge passes, Naude's Nek (2590m), Tiffindell-Tenahead Traverse (2720m), and lastly Carlisleshoekspruit Pass (2563m) before we descend into the historical village of Rhodes...
Day Three (180km)
Today is an epic off-road riding day and we will be heading out to Lady Grey where we will be staying for the evening. Another two of the Ben Ten passes are going to get ticked off your bucket list today! Volunteershoek (2581m) and Lundin's Nek (2590m) passes. As well as these two magnificent passes, we also tackle the infamous War Trail and Dulcie's Nek...
Day Four (286km)
Today we leave Lady Grey and head back to Rhodes. We ride via the Otto du Plessis Pass (2115m) and the Bastervoetpad Pass (2240m). These are another two of the Ben Ten Eco-challenge passes, that makes seven out of the ten that we've ticked off! On our way back into Rhodes we will also ride over the Bokspruit Pass.
Day Five (347km)
For the last day of our adventure, we leave sleepy Rhodes behind us and head back over Naude's Nek and through the Potriver Pass, and head for Mount Currie in Kokstad, where we will end the tour in true SA Adventure style. On the way to Mount Currie, we have a couple of bonus passes to traverse, Katkop, Moordenaars Nek, and the Swartmodder passes... It's going to be an epic adventure. Places are limited so make sure you don't miss out! Book your spot today and let the unknown become the adventure!
Day One (Arrival)
It's finally time to get out and explore on our bikes! We meet up at our hotel in the afternoon. It's set in the picturesque Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands in the Fort Nottingham area. Yes, there is an actual fort in the area and it has been turned into a museum, its well worth a visit to learn about the local history.
The area is considered to be one of the most scenic in South Africa and has some amazing gravel roads that we will be riding down and exploring on our motorcycles.
So why go on an Adventure Motorcycle Tour with SA Adventure?
SA Adventure has been conducting off-road tours for just over 10 years. Our track record speaks for itself and the relationship we have with all the lodges on this South African tour have been built up over the years.
We have worked with and supported the likes of Charley Boorman, Billy Ward, Claudio Von Planta, Dylan Wikrama and Compass Expeditions.
We pride ourselves on safety and nothing is more important to us than your well being while on tour. We have a full support truck and trailer, lead and sweep rider and medic on every tour. You always ride at your own pace and have the support of our backup crew.
You can relax on your adventure and know that SA Adventure has taken care of all the details to make your riding experience an unforgettable one!