This rout can only be done with Dual sport bikes. It is one of the most amazing places to ride with lots of water crossing with the most amazing places to overnight, try the open rock caveâ€¦ lots of fun and you sure to see lots of wildlife while riding. The longest water crossing is about 200m long with the deepest section about knee deep. Don't panic it is all doable but you need good riding skills as the road is all dirt and a section is classified 4x4 only, narrow with cliffs with no guard rails. If you in SA and you do not ride Baviaansâ€¦. You have mist out!! Allow 5 to 6 hours to complete this ride.
This route from George starts on the main roads and then goes off road at Riversdale to Witsand and then again to get to the chain ferry at Malgas and ending in Cape Aguhlas. A mix of surfaces but a great ride on a BMW R1200GS Adventure with Continental TKC80 tyres.
This route is mostly GS except for the roads there and back to Pretoria which are country highway. A stunning bucket list experience for the skilled GS rider. 21 March to 1 April 2013. Rental GSs are available should you need to fly in to South Africa. More at www.maree.co.za or http://www.bmwclubs.co.za/forum/19-other-trips/22015-west-coast-a-namaqua-trail-21-mar-1-april