This route is featured in Robert Wicks's book, "The Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Routes"

4 Day - Cederberg & Karoo Adventure - 80% Gravel

Starting in Somerset West - Experience the Diversity of the Breathtaking Karoo Landscapes, wild Flowers and Twisted Mountain Passes.

Tour Description:
Leaving the Riders Store in Somerset West - the route takes us on back roads through the Overberg and into the Anysberg Nature Reserve, then up through Montagu, Longkloof pass and some spectacular scenery up to Laingsberg. From there we journey through the rugged Karoo Region and Klein Roggeveld to the incredible “Ouberg Pass” one of SA’s most spectacular sites. Then we travel through the flower region of Calvinia and Niewoudtville before heading south to the Majestic and ancient Cederberg Mountains. Challenging gravel roads takes us down into the “Rooibos Tea” historical route into Wupperthal  - We visit 6000 year old cave paintings dotted around the incredible rock formations.
The final day takes us along a scenic, mostly tar route via Ceres and the twisted Bainskloof pass back to Somerset West.


Rideable all year round:
Tour Dates: Open, tell us when youre available

Tour Stats:
Total Distance           1170km
Total Days                   4
Riding Days                 4
Average distange      350km per day
Riding Time per day  4-5 hours
Level of Difficulty      3
Off-Road Surface       80 % Gravel
On-Road Surface        20 % Asphalt (Tar)
Minimum Riders         1
Maximum Riders        8


  • 4 Days Motorcycle & ATG Soft Saddle Bags Rental

  • Motorcycle Fuel & Oil, Chain Lube, Spare Tubes

  • Technical support vehicle with luggage & bike trailer (more than 6 riders, costs apply)

  • Overnight Accommodation in hotels, lodges, and breakfasts

  • Experienced Motorcycle Group Leader

  • Admission fees to national parks

  • Full Comprehensive Bike Insurance in South Africa

  • Difficulty level (3 out of 5) = Easy, but Intermediate over the Wupperthal Trail

  • Route can be changed for less experienced riders

  • Aggressive Dualpsort/Off-road Tyres Included (ZAR150 per day)

Warnings !
Technical light sand and loose Gravel in Summer can be challenging. The Route to Wupperthal has a 200m patch of deep sand, caution is advised


Whats included in this tour price ?

Whats NOT included in this tour price ?

  • Health insurance for foreign travels

  • Tips & gratuities

  • All expenses of a personal nature, e.g. beverages, souvenirs, telephone calls

  • NOT pillion freindly

  • Crash or Damage Recovery (AA Costs apply of ZAR3.30 per Km)

Route Map

This Tour is NOT suitable with Passengers

Tour Cost per Single rider in a group
ZAR 17 900.00 (Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin)

Tour Cost per Single Rider Sharing
ZAR 18 400.00 (Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin)

GPS Virtual Guided
ZAR 12 800.00 (Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin)


B&B Style 3 Star, 4 Star
Breakfast is Included
Some evening meals are included
Shared accommodation is available on request

Permits for the Cave Paintings are ZAR40 pp
Adding one extra Night at Inverdoorn Game Reserve will be charged extra (ZAR5350pp) including Cheetah Interaction and high speed running exhibition
Plus one extra days rental fees
Route with Inverdoorn is 5 Days  

Airport/Guesthouse Shuttle, pick up and drop off
Pre Tour Accommodation in Cape Town
Paper Maps of the region

Back up Vehicle
For more than 6 riders
4x4 = ZAR1650 per day
Driver = ZAR1500 per day
Spare bike on Trailer = ZAR450 per day

Prices subject to change without notice. E&OE


    Overnight Safari Optional Extra day.
    5 Star Lux Accommodation, evening game drive, Dinner, Morning Game Drive, Breakfast, Cheetah Interaction - Included for ZAR5350pp extra
    Plus one extra days rental fees
    Route with Inverdoorn is 5 Days


Our Motorcycle Routes are safe, Secure and have all been verified and ridden regularly.
Customer satisfaction is guaranteed 

Booking office Tel: +27 (0)741 90 99 77
craig @


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30 Old Paardevlei Road

The Interchange

Somerset West

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