Namaqualand MTB Tour
The Namaqualand tour starts in Springbok in the Northern Cape.
Riders meet on a Sunday afternoon at pre booked accommodation after a long drive. Springbok is 1 200km from Pretoria and almost 700km from Cape Town.
Dinner is provided where old friends greet and new ones are met .
Thus far the route has changed every year but the principle remains that riders will start cycling from Springbok and finish at Agama 7 days later. The exact route is determined closer to the Tour depending on the condition of the roads and presence of flowers. The accommodation however is booked long in advance and do not change.
Day One (Monday)
Explore Springbok and surrounds by bicycle . Cycle out to the park and experience the arid landscape and plains game.
Luch at the iconic Springbok lodge
Day Two (Tuesday)
Cycle on backroads to Kamieskroon on a " secret " road . 80 kms. Not easy but non technical.
Day Three ( Wednesday )
Overnight at Kamieskroon again so explore the area by bicycle. various options available dependcing on the weather and the mood of the riders
Day Four ( Thursday )
Cycle to Skilpad Camp , having breakfats on the way at the Murasie . Experience real Namqualand hospitality .
Get spoiled at Skilpad camp .
Day Five (Friday )
Cycle to Agama tented Camp close to Garies 54 km .
The setting , accommodation and food at Agama as well as the hospitality of the hosts is unbeatable
Day Six ( Saturday )
We cycle on the farm or do a loop depending on how we feel . Get spoiled by the hosts .
Day 7 ( Sunday )
We leave for home after breakfast .