5 day Guided Adventure Motorcycle Tour.

Travel is now allowed in South Africa! 


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 8899 per person 


Tour Dates:

11-16 May 2021, SOLD OUT





Carlisleshoekspruit Pass motorcycle tour
The Itinerary


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's 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 16...

At SA Adventure, the client comes first so your safety and enjoyment of your motorcycle adventure is our number one priority!

Grade 4 Motorcycle Route

This motorcycle tour has a Grade 4 rating.

Please see our ride grading system HERE

War Trail Sign High Passes Motorcycle To
Day Two (404km)


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!  

SA Adventure Motorcycle Tour
Adventure Motorcycle tour
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. 

Rhodes motorcycle Tour
KTM Motorcycle Tour
Adventure Bike Tour
SA Adventure Motorcycle Support Crew
Support truck motorcycle tour
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!


The Eastern Cape High Passes

Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Andrew Ernst

Andrew Ernst

Very happy with all aspects of the tour. Time on bike was therapy on two wheels- thoroughly enjoyed myself. Excellent forethought and planning with safety aspects at the forefront. Good alternative plan for rain day situation and/or unexpected delays. Well done SA Adventure team!

Rudy Viljoen

Rudy Viljoen

Great tour with excellent guides and staff. I can highly recommend Tim and his crew to take you on your next adventure bike tour.


Thank you SA Adventure, you guys rock

John Edmeston

John Edmeston

Totally professional and superbly organised with excellent safety and backup services in place. 

Learnt new skills and met new friends and had so much fun. 

Cannot fault the tour and would highly recommend it. 

The fact that this was my 5th tour with Tim Skelton and the SA Adventure crew, says it all.

Tony Foce

Tony Foce

I've done a few motorcycle tours with SA Adventure and I've never come away unsatisfied with the way they run their operation, from safety to good accommodation and food.


I have learnt so much over these motorcycle trips.