5 of our favourite motorbike adventures in South Africa

Posted by Tyson Jopson on 21 June 2018

Over the past few years, former deputy editor Tyson Jopson has covered plenty of mileage on his motorbike across the country, here are 5 of our favourite motorbike adventures.

1. The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay

It’s every adventure motorbiker’s dream to ride a beautiful, challenging dirt road. Even better when it’s for the first time. Chris Davies and Tyson Jopson did that on this spectacular motorbike route through the Overberg, in search of the best dirt route between Cape Town and Mossel Bay.

Read the full story here: The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay

 

2. The Karoo on wheels: a magic route for repeat offenders

What is it about the Karoo, and Route 62, that makes you want to go back again and again? Astride a classic motorcycle with friends, Tyson Jopson discovered the secret.

Read the full story here: The Karoo on wheels: a magic route for repeat offenders

 

3. Cape Town day trip: around the mountains on a motorcycle

Below you’ll find a Cape Town day trip perfect for motorcycle riders. And also a cure for madness. You can do it in a day.

Read the full story here: Cape Town day trip: around the mountains on a motorcycle

 

4. A biker’s three-day dream trip from Joburg to Cape Town

Driving to Cape Town? Try this three-day route from Joburg. It’s packed with great gravel roads for adventure bikers, but you can do a tar version in your sedan too.

Read the full story: A biker’s three-day dream trip from Joburg to Cape Town

 

5. The Old Postal Route: a thrilling Cederberg motorbike adventure

The Old Postal Route, a historic Karoo-Cederberg route that is a must for 4×4 enthusiasts and adventure bikers. Tyson Jopson did it over a long weekend.

Read the full story: The Old Postal Route: a thrilling Cederberg motorbike adventure

 

For good measure read: Zen and the art of motorcycle packing

Somewhere in the Karoo, a pumpkin tree is growing. And it’s because of poor packing.

Read the full story here: Bonus: Zen and the art of motorcycle packing

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